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PM opens 100 roads, highways in 50 districts

Update : 21 Dec 2022, 13:23

After one and a half months of inaugurating 100 bridges, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today opened 100 roads and highways with combined lengths of 2021.56 kilometers in 50 districts across the country.

The premier formally inaugurated the highways virtually from her office in the capital this morning (December 21), reports BSS.

After opening the roads and highways, Sheikh Hasina said, "It is the gift from me to the nation in the month of victory".

Most of the roads were either constructed or developed recently in eight divisions.

Of the 100 highways, 99 have been done with the government fund while the rest one four-lane 70km from Gazipur's Joydebpur to Tangail's Alenga Highway at a cost of Taka 6168.83 crore was made under ADB, OPEC and Abu Dhabi fund.

The prime minister earlier opened 100 bridges in 25 districts across the country on November 7 last.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader spoke on the occasion as Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque was present.

PM's Principal Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah moderated the function while Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary A B M Amin Ullah Nuri gave a brief presentation on the roads.

A video documentary on the roads and highways was screened.

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