Padma Bridge inauguration in June: Quader


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the much-hyped Padma Bridge will be inaugurated in June and preparations are going on for its opening.

Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, made the remarks while briefing reporters after the 111th board meeting of Bangladesh Bridge Authority at the conference room of Bridges Division in the capital.

The minister said the work progress of the main bridge is 98 percent while river training is 92 percent and the progress of carpeting work is 91 percent.

The total work progress of the project is 93.50 percent, he said.

Obaidul Quader said the total work progress of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel under the Karnaphuli River in Chattogram is 85 percent.

Energy and Mineral Resources Division secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain, Roads and Highways Division secretary Md. Nazrul Islam, Power Division secretary Md. Habibur Rahman, Legislative & Parliamentary Affairs Division secretary Md. Moinul Kabir, Land secretary Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Railway secretary Dr. Md. Humayun Kabir, Physical Infrastructure Division secretary Md. Mamun-Al-Rashid, Bridges Division secretary, and Bangladesh Bridge Authority executive director Md. Manzoor Hossain were, among others, present at the meeting.

Source: United News of Bangladesh