PM inaugurates two bridges on Teesta, Titas rivers

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 16:04, Sep 16, 2018 | Updated : 16:10, Sep 16, 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. PHOTO: FOCUS BANGLAPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday opened for traffic two bridges on the Teesta and Titas rivers in Rangpur and Brahmanbaria saying her government was striving to build better communication networks nationwide to accelerate economic activities and facilitate peoples’ movement.
“A better communication system will better peoples’ economic condition,” she said opening the two bridges from her Gonobhaban residence through a video conference, joined by officials and cross sections of people on the other ends at Gangachanra of Rangpur and Bancharampur of Brahmanbaria.
The premier added: “Keeping this in mind the government has chalked out its plan to develop the country’s road infrastructure.”
Sheikh Hasina said contemporary history suggests that the people get the fruits of development “when Awami League comes to power” as she highlighted the country’s development during the tenure of her government.
Local Government Minister Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain and senior secretary of the ministry Jafar Ahmed Khan also spoke at the function, conducted by premier’s principal secretary Nozibur Rahman.
State Minister for LGRD Moshiur Rahman Ranga, state minister for social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed were present, among others, at Rangpur end while former minister ABM Tajul Islam, local parliament members were present on the Bancharampur end of the video conference.
The 850-meter long bridge on the Teesta linked Gangachara Upazila with Lalmonithat and cost Taka 123 crore while the 771 meter bridge in Brahmanbaria connected Bancharampur with Homna and Muradnagar upazilas and was built at a cost of Taka 99.86 crore.
The new bridge on the Teesta reduced Gangachar’s distance with Dhaka via Lalmonirhar by 40 kilometer.
The Y type bridge on the Titas connected Bancharampur with Homa and Muradnagar.
Both the bridges were named after Sheikh Hasina in recognition to her constant stride for construction of the bridges and development of the area.