Published:  12:00 AM, 12 January 2017

Bridge construction on Kushiyara to begin soon

AA Correspondent, Sylhet

The Roads and Highways (R&H) Department would start the bridge construction soon over the river Kushiara River under Jagannathpur upazila in Sunamganj. The targeted expenditure of the division's largest bridge, 702.32 metre long and 10.25 metre width, has been set at Tk 1,260 million, official sources informed.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Qader is expected to lay foundation of the much-awaited project on January 14. Additional chief engineer of R&H, Sylhet, Md Shahnewaz said after completing the bridge at Raniganj Bazar Dhaka-Sunamganj road distance would be reduced by 50 km, an official said. It would help improve the road communication in Sylhet region. The ECNEC at its meeting on June 25, 2014 approved the project.

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