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Bangabandhu tunnel: 96pc construction works completed

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Update: 2023-02-09 14:38:11
Bangabandhu tunnel: 96pc construction works completed

The progress of the much-awaited Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel's construction work has reached 96 percent.

Project Director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel Md Harunur Rashid said 96 percent construction works of the tunnel under river Karnaphuli in Chattogram is complete. 

The mechanical installation work is still going on, he said, adding along with this, the approach road construction works has already been completed.

Construction works of the cross passage and tunnel related to the toll plaza is also nearing completion, he said.

Harunur Rashid hoped that construction works of the tunnel will be finished within the stipulated time

Mechanical, electrical and civil works of the tunnel is going on and other related work is also at final stage, Rashid added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction work of the first tunnel tube on February 24, 2019. On October 14, 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly laid the foundation stone of the Bangabandhu Tunnel.

According to the project, two tubes having 35 feet wide and 16 feet high have been constructed within an 11-metre gap so that heavy vehicles can pass through the tunnel easily.

The length of the under-construction tunnel will be 3.40 kilometres with an approach road of 5.35 kilometres alongside a 727-metre bridge linking the main city, port and Western side of the river with its Eastern side.

China Communications Construction Company Ltd is working as the contractor for the project.

BDST: 1438 HRS, FEB 09, 2023

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