Padma Bridge: Quader says time needed to start work

Padma Bridge: Quader says time needed to start work

Fri, 21/09/2012 – 10:33pm | by khairul amin

Welcoming the World Bank’s return to the Padma Bridge project, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said on Friday it will take time a bit to start work on it as some systematic and technical tasks need to be done between the government and the lending agency.

“The government wants to begin the long-awaited construction work at the earliest. Preparatory works, site rehabilitation, building of construction yard in this regard are going to be completed,” he said.

The minister said this while talking to reporters during his visit to the under-construction Sonatola Bridge in Ullahpara of the district.

“There’s no scope to deviate from the Prime Minister’s pledge to start the project during the tenure of the present government,” he added.

Show-cause notice

The Communications Minister issued show-cause notices to three engineers for their negligence of duty, according to a PID handout.

The three officials are superintending engineer of Bogra Roads and Highways department Abul Hossain Pramanik, executive engineer Moniruzzaman and executive engineer of Gaibandha district Roads and Highways department Monges Selim.

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