PM to open 2nd Meghna, Gumti bridges on May 25
Published : Thursday, 16 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 192
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the second Meghna and Gumti bridges on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on May 25.
"The construction of the bridges has almost been finished. The prime minister is expected to open the bridges through a videoconference from her official Ganabhaban residence on May 25," Road Transport and Highways Division sources said.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said the construction works on the second Meghna and Gumti bridges have been completed and those are now ready for vehicular movement.
He said this while briefing reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday.
The meeting, chaired by the Finance Minister, approved a proposal on raising the cost of the three important bridges by Tk 78.02 crore.
"After opening the bridges, traffic situation will improve. During the Eid vacation, people will enjoy smooth journey compared to the previous years," the finance minister said.
On March 16 this year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the second Kanchpur Bridge on the Shitalakkhya River.
Japanese contractors Obayshi Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, JFE Engineer Corporation, and IHI Infra Systems Company Ltd started the constructions of the second Kanchpur bridge along with the second Meghna and second Meghna-Gumti bridges on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in January 2016.