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‘450 km highways upgraded to 4-lane in 12 years’

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:32 PM, 29 October 2020   Updated: 05:48 PM, 29 October 2020

`450 km highways upgraded to 4-lane in 12 years`

`450 km highways upgraded to 4-lane in 12 years`

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said about 450 kilometres of highways were upgraded to four-lane across the country in the last 12 years.

“In the last 12 years, around 450 km highways were upgraded to four-lane across the country and works continue to upgrade another 450 km to four-lane,” he said.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, came up with this information while speaking at a discussion on the 8th Five-Year Plan through video conferencing from his official residence.

He said not only the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry is involved in the implementation of safe roads, but also various ministries and agencies are involved in this process.

The issue of coordination among all stakeholders in ensuring safe roads should clearly be brought into the planning documents, said the road transport and bridges minister.

He said: “Now road accidents are the biggest concern for us and ensuring safe roads are the biggest challenge too.”

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