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18 December, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Roads and Highway Department in Rajshahi

Tk 3,304 crore projects being implemented

BSS, Rajshahi

The Roads and Highway Department (RHD) implemented various infrastructure development schemes involving around Taka 3,303.82 crore in last ten years till June last in Rajshahi division. “We have implemented diversified works like construction, reconstruction, development and maintenance of roads, highways and bridges in Rajshahi, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj, Pabna, Sirajgonj and Natore districts,” Additional RHD Chief Engineer Habibur Rahman told BSS.

While being interview on Thursday he said a 51.626-kilometer road from Kansat to Bholahat via Rohanpur has been reconstructed and widened in Chapainawabgonj as another 12.50-kilometer Shaheed Monsur Ali road stretching from Pipulbaria to Dhunat via Sonamukhi has been newly constructed in Sirajgonj and Bogra districts.

With construction of 263-meter Badalgachhi and Mohadevpur bridges, 24.58-kilometer road from Naogaon to Patnitala via Badalgachhi and 67.59-kilometer road from Patnitala to Rohanpur via Shapahar has been developed in Naogaon and Chapainawabgonj districts, he said.

In addition to implementation of district road development project, a 47.47-kilometer road from Godagari to Adda via Amnura, Nachole and Parbatipur has been developed in Rajshahi and Naogaon districts, he added.

Rahman said: “Currently, We are implementing seven mega infrastructure development projects involving around Taka 2,136.37 crore”. Implementation of roads pavement widening project including the Natore town’s main road from Harishpur bypass crossing to Banbelghoria bypass crossing is underway.

Besides development work of 74-km important regional highways to maintain standard, and construction work of unfinished 19.5-km Naogaon-Atrai-Natore highway is progressing fast. Construction of 14 bridges and culverts on different regional and national highways is progressing under periodic maintenance programme.

Apart from this, repairing and maintenance work on 152.892-km roads was either completed or nearing completion under 13 packages of periodic maintenance programme.

Roadside tree plantation activities are progressing successfully that will ultimately help reduce carbon emission to a substantial level.

Rahman said that the implemented projects contribute enormously to raising standard of living and the ongoing schemes will expedite the process upon successful completion.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
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