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Sylhet Airport bypass-Bholagonj Highway Construction Project in offing

27After the Executive Committee o National Economic Council (ECNEC) had approved the project of Highway Construction from Sylhet M.A.G Osmani International Airport by-pass to Bholagonj on April 7th 2015,  the construction work is going to be offing very soon, said Additional Chief Engineer, Roads and Highway Department and Project Director Mr. Iftekhar Kabir.
He added that ‘Spectra’ a Road and Highway Construction Firm has been entrusted with the responsibility of the materialization  of the project in two packages or phases. Out of total 31 kilometres to the regional highway, 17 kilometres will be constructed as flexible pavemented bituminous  for which Tk 225 crore have been alloted. Within this part a 2-Spanned bridge will also be constructed. Side by side some culverts, drains,retaining wall, stone piling compact and earth-work are also to be included in the afore said first phase.
For the remaining 13 kilometres, there will be constructed rigid pavermented  concrete platforms combined onto the Highway.
For this part Tk. 190 crore have been earmarked. The Project Director added that a renowned construction firm having working experience abroad has been given consultancy. A 4-member team headed by Sub-divisional Engineer of  R& H Tanvir Hussain visited work site on Thursday from dawn to dusk. The Road and Highway Departmental source said that two base camps will be erected.
The people of Companigonj and the stone-businessmen of the biggest quarry in Bholagonj Sylhet have been suffering from dilapidated road for last 9 years. It is surprising that stones worth taka hundreds of crore have been being collected from the Bholagonj  quarry and carried for construction purpose to the rest of the country but why this road is so much neglected-shrouds mystery.
The local people have been forging movement including road blockade, human-chain, transport strike demanding the construction of the road which was metalled several times but went dilapidated soon. This time people hope for heavy and International standard construction work so that their suffering will be put to an end.