Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangladesh’s first six-lane flyover at Mohipal in Feni district on Thursday, by video conference from her official residence at Ganabhaban.
Construction work on the 660-metre long project began in April 2015 and was completed six months ahead of schedule, at a cost of Tk181.48 crore.
Implemented by Engineering Construction Division of Bangladesh Army and Mesars Abdul Monem Limited, the flyover is 25 metres wide and has 11 spans and 132 guarders.
The service road length is 1,370 metres, while the service road width 7.5 metres and the footpath length 2,210 metres.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said the government is working relentlessly for the overall development of Bangladesh.
“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman brought Independence for us (and) we are working towards the direction he wanted to develop the country,” she said.
Hasina also said the specific aim of the government is to make Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021.
“We will celebrate our 50th anniversary of independence in 2021, so we want to build the country as a hunger- and poverty-free one,” she said.
Hasina said the year 2020 will be the 100th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. “We want to celebrate that by creating such Bangladesh that was dreamt by him…we want to fulfil that dream,” she said.
By 2041, she said, Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country in South Asia. “Keeping that in our mind, we are taking all our all plans and implementing those.”
The prime minister sought cooperation from all in maintaining the pace of development.
Bangladesh Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq also spoke on the occasion.