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ADB to fund for expansion of four highways

  • Published at 05:20 pm September 4th, 2019
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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader speaks with Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Manmohan Parkash at the Secretariat on August 4, 2019 Collected

There will be a separate lane for slow-moving vehicles as well

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to fund the expansion of Bangladesh's four highways into four lanes. There will be a separate lane for slow-moving vehicles as well.

The highways are: Dhaka-Sylhet, Rangpur-Banglabandha, Rangpur-Burimari and Barishal-Faridpur.

The information was disclosed by the Country Director of ADB Manmohan Parkash, after a meeting with the Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at the Secretariat, according to a press release issued by the ministry on Wednesday.

The decision was taken after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested ADB to fund the expansion of the highways, Parkash said.

He added that the work for the expansion of Barisal-Faridpur highway and Rangpur-Burimari has already begun.