Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has urged countrymen to pay more attention to strict hygiene as it is very difficult to understand the character of coronavirus.
"It is very difficult to understand the character of Corona. There is no alternative to wearing mask and following health guidelines. We have to pay more attention to strict hygiene," the Awami League general secretary said while addressing a virtual meeting of BRTC and BRTA on Sunday morning, reports UNB.
Quader also said, “Current situation in India is people are dying before going to the hospital, crying for a bed and oxygen, their crematorium and graveyard are unable to afford the corpse.”
"We must now be extremely vigilant against the alarming message of infection and death rates in neighboring India, " he warned.
Stating that there is no reason to worry about the vaccine, the second man of the ruling party said that when a humanitarian leader like Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina i, this difficult time will end one day.
Obaidul Quader said that the dream project Padma Bridge will be opened for traffic movement in June 2022.
The work of the entire bridge structure has been completed with the installation of the latest girder of the viaduct at the Mawa end of the Padma Bridge yesterday, he informed.
Stating that the progress of the construction work of the main bridge has been 93.2 per cent so far, the bridge minister said that the progress of river governance work is 63 per cent while the overall progress of the project is 85.5 per cent.
Earlier, the Bridges Division sought the extension in February this year as the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted project progress.
The Bridges Division sent the proposal for the time extension to the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) of the Planning Commission (PC) on February 2.
However, the Bridges Division informed the minister again that bridges can be opened for traffic by June 2022 despite the appeal for deadline extension until June 2023.