Dhaka, Feb 01: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge will be opened for vehicular movement in next June.
“Ninety-six percent of bridge’s main works have already been completed and the overall progress of the project is around 90.50 percent,” Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, told journalists after a view-exchange meeting with different bridges division officials here this morning.
Bridges Division secretary M Manjur Hossen was also present at the meeting.
The minister said 80 percent construction works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tunnel beneath the river Kornophuli in Chattogram also has been completed.
“We are working to complete the project by December this year,” he added.
Of the three-phases of Dhaka Elevated Expressway, Quader said about 78.50 percent works of the first phase of the expressway has already been completed, adding that working progress of Banani-Maghbazar part of the express way is 31 percent.
The Minister instructed the officials concerned to further speed up the work of the project.
Replying to the verdict of retired army Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan murder case trial, the ruling party leader said the verdict of the trial proved that the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes in rule of law.
Later, Indian Ambassador in Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami made a courtesy call with the minister at his secretariat office here.