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Quader: Padma Bridge construction progress at 93.5%

  • Published at 06:03 pm June 6th, 2021
Dhaka Tribune

The overall progress of the project is at 86%, says the road transport and bridges minister

The progress of the main bridge construction of the much-anticipated Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project has reached 93.5%, Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said.

“The progress of construction work of the main bridge is at 93.5%. Progress of river training work now stands at 83.5%,” he said, during a review meeting on the progress of ongoing development projects with the Bridges Division officials at Setu Bhaban in Banani, Dhaka on Sunday.

Quader said the overall progress of the project had reached 86%. 

A total of 2,627 roadway slabs out of total 2,917 have been set up while 2,847 railway slabs out of total 2,959 have been placed on the main bridge.

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About the work progress of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel under the Karnaphuli River, the minister said the ring of 2,450-metre long first tunnel tube has been installed while 815-metre road slab casting works have been completed.

Boring works of 1,610 metre out of the total 2,450-metre long second tunnel have been completed while the overall project progress stood at 69%, he said.

Bridges Division Secretary Md Abu Bakr Siddique chaired the meeting while different project directors were present on the occasion.