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'Construction works of third Karnaphuli bridge begins next year'

Published: November 13, 2019 17:12:21 | Updated: November 14, 2019 10:53:37


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the construction works of the proposed third Karnaphuli bridge will start next year under the financial assistance of Republic of Korea.

“Discussion is going on with the Korean authorities to construct the bridge road over Karnaphuli River,’ he said while talking to the journalists when visiting the construction works of eight kilometre long approach Bahaddarhat to Patiya Crossing this morning.

Kuwait Fund for Arabic Economic Development is financing Taka 3.96 billion for this six-line eight kilometres long approach road and Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department is implementing the project, he added.

Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, said government has taken decision to introduce metro rail network in the port city and its feasibility study is going on.

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