No more mega projects before nat'l election: Quader
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (November 6, 2022) said the government will not take on any new mega project before the next national election.
"As per the directive of the prime minister there is no plan to take any mega project before the election as it will be held in December, 2023 or January,2024," he said while inaugurating the two lanes of the flyover under Bangladesh Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Tongi of Gazipur.
While expressing grief over the sufferings of people caused by the under-construction BRT project, the minister said already 80 percent work of the project has been completed.
Criticising BNP, the Awami League general secretary said, "BNP had not taken any mega project and during their tenure no development work was done. Who will go to power and who will take safe exit—people will decide it."
According to the BRT authorities, once the project is implemented, it will be an environment friendly and safe transportation system in Gazipur, Tongi and Uttara areas.
Under the 20.5 km project of BRT, a 4.5 km elevated expressway, six elevated stations, ten lanes Tongi Bridge is under construction involving Tk 4268.32 crore.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam were present ,among others at the time.