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“Complete road repair before rainy season”

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 05:59 PM, 14 January 2019   Updated: 05:59 PM, 14 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has ordered to complete the repair and renovation work of road-highway before the rainy season by maintaining the quality work.

He directed this in a meeting at his Secretariat office on Monday with the head of the various departments, head of ongoing projects and Chief Zones of Roads and Highways (SAUJ) Department.  

The meeting was held at the chairmanship of Raod Minister. During this time, he said, “The work of recovering the main road was started by evacuating the markets and shops located on the road-highway of the country. This work must be completed successfully.”

In the next phase, steps will be taken to remove illegal structures on the roads. Besides, he also issued a strict directive to the Roads and Highways Department to keep the highway rubbish free in the municipality area.

He also said that the communication system of the hill areas will be developed to make tourism suitable. The construction work, including replacement of Bailey bridges on each road, will be completed in due course.

“In view of this, the construction of the border road for the first time in the country has started,” Obaidul Quader said.

In this context, he said, expanding Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive will be upgraded to thirty-two feet. In order to facilitate the tourists, the minister directed the people to take the initiative to launch a special bus service for the Marine Drive tourists as well as constructing a restroom at different points along the beach.

“Work on the Elenga-Rangpur National Highway to upgrade in four-lane at the cost of around Tk 12,000 crore under the second SASEK road connection project is going to start next month,” said the minister.

He said, “The work to upgrade the Joydebpur-Elenga highway four lanes project is already going on. The road will be opened for traffic movement in June after the construction work.”

Road Transport and Bridges Division Secretary Md Nazrul Islam, Chief Engineer of Roads and Highways Department Ibn Alam Hasan, BRTA Chairman Md. Moshiar Rahman, Chairman of BRTC Farid Ahmad Bhuiyan, Executive Director of DTC Khandakar Rakibur Rahman, Director of ongoing projects under the Ministry, Zone heads of the Directorate of Higher Department including senior officials of the ministry were also present.

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