Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government is developing communication systems across the country as developed communication expedites industrialization as well as boosts trade and business. Mentioning that the government has established a road communication network across the country by constructing bridges and others, Sheikh Hasina said they are reactivating the rivers by dredging while reviving the rail communi
cation although the previous government almost abandoned it.
The incumbent government has been working relentlessly for the development of the country’s road and transport infrastructures. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the long-awaited Padma Bridge. A good number of projects have been going on in full swing to take our transport sector to the level of first world countries. One can look around and observe round the clock work going on at various sites to improve the country’s communication and transportation system. Apart from bridges, roads and highways, a number of flyovers, metro rail and elevated expressway are also being constructed both in capital Dhaka and other metropolitan cities to ease the traffic system.
We appreciate the government’s enthusiasm
towards prioritising the country’s road and
transportation sector in its development agenda
Addressing road connectivity as the most important factor for rapid and holistic development of a country, the Road Transport and Highways Division (RTHD) has taken various initiatives to upgrade all the important highways to four-lane. Also, massive project is going on to connect three important hill districts — Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Bandarban. To develop the country’s tourism, the government has also planned to construct roads between Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.
The government has also taken up various initiatives to connect Bangladesh with the regional and international road network. As part of these initiatives, passenger and freight services are extended to different international routes. The country will be connected to the Trans-Asian Railway and the Asian Highway Network.
We appreciate the government’s enthusiasm towards prioritising the country’s road and transportation sector in its development agenda. No doubt timely implementation of all these projects will have the desired effect on the economy of the country and in order to do that concerted efforts on the part of all the stakeholders is a must. Also, the government must try to curb corruption and ensure proper monitoring to attain successful completion of all development projects.