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‘Infrastructure construction works kept outside lockdown’

| Updated: April 14, 2021 16:28:35

‘Infrastructure construction works kept outside lockdown’

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that the construction of infrastructure will be free from the lockdown ban.

He instructed everyone to follow the health protocols and wear masks all the time, reports UNB.

Obaidul Quader said this at an exchange meeting with engineers of the Roads and Highways Department Tuesday morning.

He joined the meeting virtually from his residence.

The Road Transport Minister instructed to move ahead with the construction work before the onset of the monsoon, adding that now is the right time to work before the monsoon.

He said the road would remain empty as there was a ban on public transport on the lockdown starting from the 14th April, so the damaged road would have to be repaired at this time to make it suitable for traffic.

The Minister also directed to complete the paper work of the projects which are planned to be taken up now so that the construction work can be started as soon as the dry season arrives.

Obaidul Quader said that revolutionary changes have taken place in road communication in the last few years and these works need to be taken further.

The Minister urged the concerned to give top priority to the work of upgrading the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar road to four lanes.

Obaidul Quader said the project to upgrade the Dhaka-Sylhet highway to four is a long-term demand of the people of Sylhet.

The Minister called for solving the process of acquisition of land during the implementation of the project or before the commencement of work.

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