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6 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Action if RHD officials’ graft is proved: Secy

Dilapidated roads to be repaired soon
UNB

Action will be taken against the officials of the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) if their involvement in corruption is proved after investigation, Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary Nazrul Islam said yesterday, reports UNB. The secretary made the remark at a press briefing held at the Secretariat a day after receipt of a set of 21 recommendations from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) asking for checking graft practices in RHD. Replying to a query from reporters over the ACC recommendation to check graft Nazrul Islam said, "The report did not mention any specific name. However, I am not denying the allegations." ACC's 21-point recommendation requested the Cabinet Division to take the action against those who are corrupt in the RHD. ACC findings show that low quality materials are used in road works in violation of rules.

The secretary said that the construction and maintenance works of roads and highways across the country will be ended by June. Around 40 percent works have already been completed, notable progress will be visible by April, he said.

Another reports adds: The government would repair dilapidated roads and highways across the country by June, officials said, reports BSS.

"The condition of highways would be developed by June and mentionable progress of the work will be visible by April," Road Transport and Highways

Division Secretary Mohammad Nazrul Islam told a press conference, organised to display the ongoing development projects of roads and highways department, at the Secretariat in the capital. "We have set the work plan keeping monsoon factor in mind. But large  projects would take two or three years," he added.  The secretary said Road Transport and Highways Division has attained  hundred percent success in implementing annual development programme (ADP) in the last five years consistently.

"We are working with utmost sincerity to keep up the success in the current  fiscal too," he added.

Islam said floods and heavy rains have caused damages to many portion of  the country's highways. The division has taken different programmes to bring the highways in  normal condition side by side taking up immediate measures to keep those operational, he said.

Islam said, adding some 23 monitoring teams of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry have been overseeing the programmes.

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