Meghna, Gumti bridges to be opened before Eid: minister
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said that Meghna and Gumti bridges on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway will be opened to traffic before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr on completion of construction works.
Prime Minister Sheikh Haisna already inaugurated the 2nd Kanchpur Bridge on March 16.
The minister came up with the information while briefing reporters following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday.
UNB adds : The meeting, chaired by the Finance Minister, approved a proposal on raising the cost of the three important bridges by Tk 78.02 crore.
He said the construction works on the three bridges have been completed and those are now ready for vehicle movement.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also eagerly looking for opening these bridges before the Eid-ul-Fitr," he told the journalists.
The committee approved a total of six procurement proposals of different ministries.