5:16 pm - Sunday May 24, 2037

3 more bridges to be built with Chinese support: Minister

The government has taken an initiative to construct three more bridges in Patukahli, Bagerhat and Khulna districts with Chinese assistance.

A ‘Minutes of Meeting’ (MoM)’ to conduct a feasibility study was signed at the conference room of Road Transport and Highways Division in presence of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday, reports UNB.

Road Transport and Highways Division secretary MN Siddique and commercial counselor of tripura rail bridgebridge

Chinese Embassy Lee Guangjun signed the MoM on behalf of their respective sides.

The construction work on the bridges will be concluded in 2020 beginning this year, hoped Obaidul.

These three bridges are Boga Bridge over the Lohadia River in Dumki and Baufal upazilas of Patuakhali district, Mongla Bridge over the Mongla River in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat and Jhapjhapia Bridge— over the Jhapjhopia River in Dakope upaizla of Khulna district.

The minister said he construction work on seven Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridges has been completed and the work on the 8th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge is underway as an agreement in this regard was signed last week.

The proposed three bridges of Patuakhali, Bagerhat and Khulna will be named as the 9th, 10th and 11th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridges respectively, he added.