Pirojpur: Bangmata Fazilatunnesa Mujib 8th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge constructed at Bekutia Point on Kacha River in Pirojpur has been inaugurated.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the virtual bridge on Sunday (04 September) morning.
He said, it would have been nice to go directly to Pirojpur and inaugurate the bridge. But due to corona virus our normal movement is disrupted. I could not come for this. In his speech, the Prime Minister thanked China for its cooperation in the construction of the bridge.
As a result of the opening of the bridge, the suffering of ferry crossing has ended for a long time. Pirojpur Sadar Upazila and 4 upazilas will no longer have time wastage barriers.
According to the sources of Pirojpur District Roads and Public Paths Department, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of the bridge in October 2018. The bridge constructed under the Roads and Highways Department has 9 spans and 10 pillars. Its length is 998 meters and width is 13.40 meters. About 889 crore rupees have been spent on the construction of the bridge. Of this, 654 crores were given by China and 244 crores by Bangladesh government. The double lane road with 429 meters viaduct is 1427 meters long and 10.25 meters wide. The bridge has been constructed at Bekutia part of Kaukhali upazila and Kumirmara part of Pirojpur Sadar upazila of the district. If the bridge is opened, the road connection with Barisal division and 16 districts of the southern part of the country including Khulna will be easy. It will change the business and quality of life of the people of this region.
Bangladesh Time: 1200 hours, September 04, 2022
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