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8 June, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Villagers build floating bridge on their own

UNB

Khulna: The residents of Lata union in Paikgaccha upazila, who had long been suffering for lack of a bridge on the Nara River, are building a floating bridge over the river with their own fund, aiming to ease communications between Lata and Deluti unions, reports UNB.

Locals said headmaster of Alokdwip High School Ranjit Kumar Roy and its assistant teacher Sukriti Mohon Sarkar took the initiative for building the floating bridge near the school under Lata union using plastic drums. Later, other teachers of the school and villagers came forward and joined hands to make the initiative a success.

Sukriti Mohon said the width of the river is 150 feet and already 50 feet embankment each have been built on both sides of the river while the drums will be set up to build the bridge, said Sukriti. “The length of the bridge will be 100 feet while the width four feet,” he added.

The drums to build the bridge have already been procured and the process to buy other materials, including iron plates, is underway, he said.

“The bridge will cost Tk 2.70 lakh, and the school headmaster and I myself have already spent Tk one lakh, while the remaining amount of the money will be collected from local public representatives, former students of the school and villagers,” Sukriti said.

Once the bridge is opened, the movement of about 20,000 residents of the two unions of the upazila will get much easier. “More importantly, the school students will be able to easily cross the river during monsoon,” he added.

 

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