Masum Talukder : 08 February 2023 AD. Road Transport and Bridges Minister and General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Obaidul Quader MP has ordered to complete the construction work of roads and highways on time while maintaining the quality standards. He gave these instructions to the engineers and officials of the construction company of SOJ who were present at the signing ceremony of the work-lot No-DS-5 (from Sarail Intersection to Budhanti Bus Stand) for the completion of Sasec Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development Project at a hotel in the capital this morning. Authorized by the director AK Mohammad Fazlul Karim of SASEC Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development Project for the contract of Tk 1,232 crore and ninety five lakh rupees and Abu Hena Mohammad Tarek Iqbal, Additional Chief Engineer of Comilla Road Zone for the maintenance work and the joint contractor Hego and Mir Akhtar. Representative Liu Xiaomei signed on his behalf. It should be noted that the total length of SASEC Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development Project is about 209 km. The total cost of the project is about 16 thousand 919 crores. Out of this, ADB’s financing is about Tk 13 thousand 245 crore and GOB’s is about Tk 3 thousand 6 hundred 74 crore as project support. Under the project, about 209 km of two-lane highway from Dhaka (Kanchpur) to Sylhet will be upgraded to four-lane and separate service lanes of 5.5 meters width will be constructed for slow traffic on both sides. Also, 66 bridges, 305 culverts, 5 railway overpasses, 8 flyovers/overpasses, 37 U-turns, 8 roundabouts and 26 footover bridges will be constructed under the project. In the signing ceremony held under the chairmanship of Road Transport and Highways Department Secretary ABM Amin Ullah Noori, Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md. Mahbub Ali, President of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges Principal Roshan Ara Mannan MP, Md. Abu Zahir MP, Md. : Chalim Uddin Tarafdar MP, Rabeya Alim MP, Marina Jahan MP, Roads and Highways Directorate Chief Engineer Md Ishaq, SASEC Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development Project Director AK Mohammad Fazlul Karim, ADB Country Director Edimon Ginting, Mir Akhtar Hossain Limited General Manager Mir Nasir Hossain, Pran RFL Group Chairman Ahsan Khan Chowdhury and senior officials of the Ministry were present.