DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the much-awaited Second Meghna Bridge and the Second Gumti Bridge on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway.
The prime minister opened the bridges through a videoconference from her official residence-Ganabhaban on Saturday (May 25).
Prime Minister’s chief secretary Najibur Rahman moderated the program.
The prime minister also opened two flyovers — Konabari and Chandra flyovers, four underpasses — Kaliakair, Deohata, Mirzapur and Gharinda underpasses, and two more bridges — Kadda-1 and Bimail bridges, on the Joydebpur-Chandra-Tangail-Elenga Highway under the SASEC Road Link Project.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Second Kanchpur Bridge on the river Shitalakkhya on March 16 this year.
Japanese contractors Obayshi Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, JFE
Engineer Corporation, and IHI Infra Systems Company Limited started the constructions of the 2nd Kanchpur bridge along with the 2nd Meghna and 2nd Meghna-Gumti bridges on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in January 2016.
The total estimated cost of the three bridges was Taka 8,487 crore, of
which Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) provided Taka 6,430
BDST: 1306 HRS, MAY 25, 2019