Three new bridges on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway to be built

August 12, 2012

The government will construct , as the existing Kanchpur, Meghna and Meghna-Gumti bridges have become risky for vehicular movement. All the three bridges, to be constructed parallel to the old ones, will have four lanes. The construction, which may begin next year, will take around two and a half years to complete. Japan will provide the estimated cost of Tk 5,000 crore as soft loan, Communications Ministry officials said yesterday.