3 Japanese firms take part in tender for Bangabandhu Rail Bridge

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Tuesday said three construction companies of Japan took part in the tender process of the Bangabandhu Rail Bridge to be constructed over the river Jamuna parallel to the existing Bangabandhu Bridge, reports BSS.

“The selection process is now going on. The construction work will be given to those who will be first in the tender evaluation process,” he told journalists after visiting the proposed site for the bridge on the east part of the Jamuna river in Tangail in the morning on Tuesday. The construction work of the bridge will be implemented from both sides – east and west – of the river, the minister said, adding the bridge will be constructed within four years from the starting date of the construction work.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the construction at the east part of the bridge before or after the inauguration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s the birth centenary celebration programme on March 17, 2020, he said. Senior officials of Bangladesh Railway were present on the occasion.

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