PM opens 2nd Meghna, Gumti bridges today
Published : Saturday, 25 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 752
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the second Meghna and Gumti Bridges on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway today (Saturday).
She will open the bridges through a videoconference from her official Ganobhaban residence," sources in the Prime Minister's Office said.
The prime minister will also open Konabari and Chandra flyover, Kaliakair, Deohata, Mirzapur and Gharinda underpass and Kadda-1 and Bimail bridges on the Joydebpur-Chandra-Tangail-Elenga Highway.
Apart from this, she will launch the new intercity train named "Panchagarh Express" on Dhaka-Panchagarh route.
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 Limited started the constructions of the second Kanchpur Bridge along with the second Meghna and second Meghna-Gumti bridges on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in January 2016.
The total estimated cost of the three bridges was Tk 8,487 crore, of which Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) provided Tk 6,430 crore.