Alexa 50% of Padma Bridge works completed: Quader

Dhaka, Sunday   26 January 2020


50% of Padma Bridge works completed: Quader

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 12:40 PM, 28 December 2017   Updated: 09:34 PM, 3 January 2018

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that the around 50 percent of the Padma Bridge construction has been completed.

While inaugurating five new bridges at Srinagar on Munshiganj highway, Minister said, "The main construction work of the bridge has already progressed and additional time would be required for setting up the second span of the bridge."

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, expected that within the middle of January the second span of the bridge will be installed. The rest 39 spans can be installed within a short period after the second one is installed, he added.

Minister said, “We hope the construction work on the bridge will be completed in due time.”

He said the government constructed five bridges including 16 meters long Mostafaganj bridge, 29 meters Randhuni Bari bridge, 14 meters Singhpara bridge, 18 meters Kola bridge and 23 meters long Kusumpur Baganbari Masjid bridge.

Besides, 29 bailey bridges are also being restituteted with concrete bridges, the minister added.

Quader believed that by the structural work of RCC/PCG bridges will be finished by the year of 2020

The program was attended by Additional Chief Engineer of Dhaka Zone Abdus Sabur, and Executive Engineer of Munshiganj Mamunur Rashid.