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Quader: Payra Bridge to be opened in October

  • Published at 09:35 am September 15th, 2021
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File photo of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who is also the general secretary of ruling Awami League Dhaka Tribune

The minister inaugurates 11 bridges in three districts

The Payra Bridge over the Payra River in the Lebukhali area of Barisal district will be opened for traffic in October, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday.

Quader said: “The Payra Bridge in the Lebukhali area is like another Padma Bridge for the people of the southern region, and the bridge will be opened for traffic next month,” 

He said this while inaugurating as many as 11 bridges in three districts virtually from the office of the additional chief engineer of Barisal Roads and Highways division.

“Some 75% construction work on Bekutia Bridge in Pirojpur district is complete, while the government has approved the construction work on the Nalua-Baherchar Bridge in ECNEC.

"We should introduce a culture of completing work within the stipulated time and that too after maintaining quality,” he added. 

Quader inaugurated 11 bridges, involving Tk83,23,98,000 in Barisal Division.

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The bridges include 28.78m-long Babuganj Bridge, 31.828m-long Khasherhat Bridge, 31.828m-long Nababer Haat Bridge, 31.828m-long Kauria Bridge, and 15.74m-long Khasherhat Bridge in Barisal district.

Besides, 44.02m-long Gurudhan Bridge in Jhalakati district, 69.898m-long Kheyaghat Bridge on Kathalia-Koikhali-Banaihat Road, 44.02m-long Banglar Jar Bridge on Paran Talukdarhat-Borhanuddin-Charfashion-Charmanika regional highway in Bhola district, 44.02m-long Debichar Bridge on Debirchar-Najirpur-Lalmohon-Mangalshikdar-Tajumuddin regional highway were inaugurated.

Two more bridges -- 63.798m-long Hetalia Bride on Charkhali-Tushkhali-Mathbaria-Patharghata Road and the 75.978m-long Madarsi Bridge on the same road in Pirojpur district -- were also inaugurated.

Additional Chief Engineer of Roads and Highways department Tarek Iqbal and Supervisor Engineer Mintu Ranjan Debnath were also present on the occasion.

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