It is heartening to learn that work on the country’s mega projects including the Padma Bridge, Elevated Expressway and Bangabandhu Tunnel is now gaining momentum following the relaxed restriction of Covid-19. It is apprehended that construction of these three major communication infrastructures will be completed by June 2022.
Never before in the history of Bangladesh a government could even dream of undertaking such massive projects, involving thousands of crores of taka. However, the sudden coronavirus outbreak has increased the construction cost and delayed the implementation of the projects. Therefore, more efforts are needed on the part of the authorities concerned to speed up the implementation process of all the ongoing mega projects.
More efforts are needed on the part of the authorities
concerned to speed up the implementation process of all
the ongoing mega projects
It needs no emphasising that when these projects are completed, the picture of the country's economy will change. We might see some key transformations in the country’s communication and power sector, traffic congestion in Dhaka city will be reduced, and ultimately trade and tourism will be benefited immensely.
Sustainable economic growth of a country depends on its sustainable infrastructure development. It is worth mentioning that the present government has been working relentlessly to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people through undertaking a number of mega projects.
However, these projects will not only ease communication but will also fuel the country's economic growth. Timely implementation of all the mega projects will have the desired effect on the economy of the country and in order to do that, sincere and coordinated efforts of all the stakeholders is a must. Last but not least, the government must try to ensure proper monitoring to attain successful completion of all the development projects.