March 30, 2023

Moon Desk: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a Taka 5,651.13 crore project for construction of elevated road from Mithamoin upazila headquarters to Karimganj upazila under Kishoreganj district for ensuring smooth and uninterrupted road communication in all weathers.
The approval came from a meeting of the ECNEC held today with its chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said that the day’s meeting approved a total of 11 projects involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 10,640.58 crore. “Out of the total cost, Taka 7,827.50 crore will come from the government of Bangladesh portion while Taka 2,880.18 crore as project assistance.”
State Minister for Planning Dr Shamsul Alam, Planning Commission members and concerned secretaries were present at the briefing.
Of the approved 11 projects, six are new while five are revised projects.
The Planning Minister said that the main objective of the elevated road construction project is to establish smooth road communication in the haor region from Mithamoin headquarters to Karimganj upazila connecting the Mithamoin Cantonment.
Besides, some 13.40 kilometer existing road from Nakbhanga circle to Morichkhali Bazar would be widened in order to establish smooth and uninterrupted all weather road communication of Itna, Mithamoin and Austagram upazilas with Kishoreganj Sadar, Dhaka, Sylhet and other districts.
The main project operations include construction of 15.13 kilometer elevated road, widening of 13.40 kilometer existing road, construction of four bridges, construction of 13 toll plazas, toll monitoring buildings and check posts, construction of 13 kilometer temporary submersible roads, four deep tube wells, four foot-over bridges, construction of 40,468 square meter construction yard, 8,224 square meter bus stops and 151.09 acres of land acquisition.

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