Construction work of 2 bridges progressing fast in Jamalpur

Construction work of 2 bridges progressing fast in Jamalpur

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Construction work of two bridges on the river Brahmaputra in Islampur upazila of the district is progressing fast.

Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) is implementing the construction work of the bridges spending Taka 204 crore 14 lakh 96 thousand.Taka 99.76 crore is being spent for 560 metre long bridge at Piling Ghat area while Taka 104.41 crore has been allocated for 560 metre long bridge at Dapholapara Ghat of the upazila.After completion of the bridges, a large number of people in six remote unions in Islampur upazila will come under direct communication network with Jamalpur and Sherpur district.Besides, people of Melandah upazila will be benefited as well.Assistant Engineer of LGED Mirza Taherul Haque said construction work of the bridges is progressing fast and over 70 percent work of both the bridges has been completed.Construction work of the bridges will be completed by March 2016 next, he added.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit in Islampur upazila on September 10, 2013 laid the foundation stone of the two bridges. -BSS, Jamalpur

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