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RHD implements Tk 12,266cr dev projects in Rangpur zone

RANGPUR, The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has

been implementing a huge number of infrastructure development projects

spending Taka 12,266 crore in the last 10 years largely improving

communication networks in Rangpur zone.

RHD sources said the socioeconomic condition of the common people has

significantly upgraded following implementation of 41 development projects so

far.

Construction of 1,448.40 km roads, 62 bridges (4,581.53 km) and 171

culverts (974.69 km) spending Taka 3,018 crore was completed in 10 RHD

divisions under Rangpur zone during the same period, said Rangpur zonal

Additional Chief Engineer Fakir Abdur Rob.

Construction, improvement, strengthening, expansion, renovation and

repairing of many other regional roads and highways, bridges and culverts are

nearing completion in the RHD divisions comprising of 10 districts.

Besides, expansion of 139.23 km (Chandaikona to Rangpur) part of the

ElengaHatikumrulRangpur national highway in Rangpur zone to fourlane at

Taka 8,701 crore is progressing with the South Asia Subregional Economic

Cooperation (SASEC) project assistance.

In addition, reconstruction of 19 bridges on different roads in Rangpur

RHD zone at a cost of Taka 546.98 crore is advancing fast under the Western

Bangladesh Bridge Improvement project.

The road communication sector has witnessed a revolutionary progress

following implementation of massive infrastructural uplifts making movements

of people, vehicles and transportation of goods easier in Rangpur zone,

Engineer Rob added.

Executive engineer for Rangpur RHD division Engineer Sajedur Rahman said

construction, improvement, expansion and renovation of roads, bridges and

culverts spending about Taka 325 crore were completed in the division.

Similar infrastructure development work is now progressing fast at a cost

of another Taka 764 crore in different areas in Rangpur RHD division, Rahman

said adding that most of the works are expected to complete by June next.

The major constructed bridges include 303.32metre Dr Wazed Miah Bridge,

750metre Teesta Road Bridge, 253metre Barodaho Bridge, 93.64metre

Swarnomoti Bridge, 126metre Jamuneswari Bridge and 93.02metre Langolerhat

Bridge.

The major constructed roads and district highways include 16.24km 4lane

roads in Rangpur city, 8.20km part of RangpurSahebganjMahiganjPirgachha

highway and 11.70km part of the TaxerhatKishoreganj highway in Rangpur RHD

division.

The ongoing expansion work on the 45.30km SadullapurPirganjNababganj

district highway with 14 culverts (49metre) at a cost of Taka 98.50 crore is

expected to complete by June next.

Construction, renovation, improvement, surfacing and other work on roads

and culverts at a cost of Taka 44.78 crore are also progressing well in

different areas in Rangpur RHD division, Engineer Rahman added.

Construction of RangpurSahebganjMahiganjPirgachha highway, Gangachara

LaldigheeTaraganjKishoreganj highway, GangacharaPirerhatMonthonahat

GaragramKishoreganj highway, MadhupurShyampurhighway and Sahebganj

Haragachh highway at Taka 78.75 crore will begin soon.

The Development Project Profile of the 53.30kilometre Bamondanga

(Gaibandha)BaluaMilanpur ChharanAftabganj (Dinajpur) district highway in

Rangpur RHD division at Taka 542 crore is waiting for approval, Engineer

Rahman added.

Similarly, development work on many other roads and culverts is

progressing fast in Dinajpur, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Joypurhat, Bogura,

Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and Kurigram RHD divisions of Rangpur

zone. Rangpur Divisional Deputy Director (Local Government) Zakir Hossain

said massive uplift projects implemented by RHD have made road communication

easier improving socioeconomic conditions of the common people in last 10

years in the northern region.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)