Dhaka-Ctg elevated extressway constructions begins Aug

Dhaka-Ctg elevated extressway constructions begins Aug

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Construction work of elevated expressway from Airport to Kutubkhali on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway will begin from August 16, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said yesterday.
“It would help to reduce the traffic congestion of the capital after construction of the expressway. But we have to take some more projects in line with the continued projects to remove traffic jam,” the minister told reporters in a press briefing at the government Secretariat.
A meeting was held between the minister and Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Masato Watanabe before telling this to the press.“We have discussed the matter with Japanese road minister, senior officers of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and representatives of reputed 20 companies. They have assured us of all kind of support for the development of Bangladesh,” Obaidul Quader said.
Besides, Bangladesh has proposed to Japan government for funding of construction of a tunnel under the Jamuna Multipurpose bridge, he added.
Quader said, “not only implementation of Metrorail-6 Project, we have also given a proposal for two other projects- MRT-1 and MRT-5. We hope that we will get positive response about these projects very soon.”
The JICA funded the construction work on Metrorail-6 has already been started, the minister said, adding, “Japanese government has expressed its interest to begin feasibility study on Bangladesh’s proposals for construction of MRT-1 and MRT-5 soon.”
Japan is the number one donor country for Bangladesh, the minister said, adding that the Japanese government has taken Bangladesh’s proposals positively and assured would consider the proposals.
“I went to Japan with a special offer for construction of 13-km long tunnel under the Jamuna bridge. It would play a vital role for the connectivity of Asian highway. They said it’s a long tunnel and needed proper study. Japan will conduct a study soon in this regard,” Quader said.
High officials of the ministry were present during the press briefing. – Staff Reporter

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