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PM opens two new bridges in Sylhet

59Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday inaugurated Two bridges in country’s Sylhet divisions. The Prime Minister simultaneously inaugurated these newly constructed bridges through video conference from her official Ganobhaban residence with the leaders and government officials at concerned Deputy Commissioners’ Office yesterday.The bridges include six major bridges and three small ones. The major bridges are – Chandarpur-Sunampur Bridge over the Kushiara river on Golapganj- Bianibazar Road in Sylhet, Abduz Zahur Bridge over the Surma river in Sunamganj Speaking on the occasion the prime minister said the bridges were constructed on the districts’ major roads creating enormous opportunityfor socio-economic development of the people of the areas.Under Eastern Bangladesh Development Project a total of 18 large bridges are   being constructed while under Western Development Project construction of as many as 61 bridges are going on, she said.
The prime minister said good communication network is very important for socio-economic development of a country and for that reason whenever Awami League government came to power, has given utmost importance to development of the communication network.
Sheikh Hasina said her government is striving for ensuring the basic needs of the people where communication plays an important role. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Qader also spoke on the occasion while Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid from Sylhet, State Minister for Finance Abdul Mannan from Sunamganj,
the Prime Minister said, the government plans to build another route from Dhaka to Northern Region through this tunnel.This would enhance trade and commerce related activities and create opportunities of marketing of the local products and thereby improve living standard of the people, she said.
While talking to leaders of Sylhet she said, Dhaka-Sylhet highway would be turned into four-lanes to make road communication more easier and comfortable.In this connection, she mentioned that her government always put appropriate importance for the development of Sylhet which is enriched with huge natural resources like gas and tourism attraction.
Talking with Sunamganj leaders the prime minister said, 13 more bridges are being constructed across Sunamganj district to ensure better communication system and better living and communication of the people of Haor area.