More Padma Bridge materials reach Ctg

Improve construction standard:Quader
The fourth consignment of Padma Bridge construction materials reached Chittagong seaport on Friday, reports BSS.

Padma Bridge Executive Engineer Dewan Abdul Quader said the materials are made in China and those would be set up on the construction sites of the bridge.

Setting up those materials is essential to start construction of the main bridge quickly, he added.

Meanwhile, the piling design engineers, technical engineers, soil test experts who came from China on Thursday visited the Padma Bridge site.

They are doing the primary work to select 12 points along the main bridge for soil test.

Another report adds: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader asked officials and engineers on Saturday to work with sincerity and honesty to improve the quality of road and bridge construction for better transport system in the country, reports BSS.

“We are suffering from low- standard construction of highways, roads and bridges, which is contributing to deterioration of service quality in the transport sector,” he told a workshop on “Performance contracting and key performance Indicator” at the Road Transport and Highways Division (RTHD) in city.

RTHD in cooperation with a2i Programme of Prime Minister’s Office organised the workshop.

Secretary of RTHD MAN Siddique and senior officials of the ministry and a2i programme addressed the workshop.

The country witnessed a good progress in the communication sector in the past couple of years due to implementation of a number of road, highway and bridge projects, Quader said.

“We are also working to implement some mega projects including metro rail, elevated railway, Padma Bridge to ensure better communication system in the country,” he said adding all officials and employees have to work with dedication to complete these projects within schedule.

The biggest challenge is to ensure transparency, accountability and to establish good governance in the transport sector to bring a qualitative change in the communication services, the minister added.


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