PM opens country’s first-ever 6-lane flyover in Feni

UNB, Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the country’s first-ever six-lane flyover at Mohipal in Feni district.

She opened the flyover from her official residence Ganobhaban through a video conference.

The construction work on the project began on April 1 in 2015 and completed six months ahead of its scheduled time. The length of the flyover is 660 meters while the width is 24.62 meters.

The service road length is 1,370 meters, while the service road width 7.5 meters and the footpath length 2,210 meters. The flyover has 11 spans and 132 guarders.

Engineering Construction Division of Bangladesh Army and Mesars Abdul Monem Limited implemented the project at a cost of Tk 181.48 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the government is working relentlessly for the overall development of the county.

“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought Independence for us. We’re working towards the direction he wanted to develop the country,” she said.

Hasina also said the specific aim of the government is to make the country a middle-income one by 2021.

“We’ll celebrate our 50th anniversary of Independence in 2021, so we want to build the country as hunger- and poverty-free one, we want to materialise the dream of the Father of the Nation,” she said.

Hasina said the year 2020 will be the 100th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. “We want to celebrate that by creating such Bangladesh that was dreamt by him…we want to fulfill that dream.”

By 2041, she said, Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country in South Asia. “Keeping that in our mind, we’re taking all our all plans and implementing those.”

The Prime Minister sought cooperation from all in maintaining the pace of development in the coming days.

Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq also spoke on the occasion.

Source: The Daily Star.

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