Cox’s Bazar, Syedpur airports to be raised to global standards

coxsbazarDhaka : Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina has announced in the Jatiya Sangsad that the Cox’s Bazar and Syedpur airports would be built to international standards for making these two regions more prosperous, according to news agency reports.

“Discussions have already been held (with Bhutan), and we are giving scope to Bhutan so that they can use the Syedpur Airport,” she said, adding the government has also a plan to build an airport in Khulna-Bagerhat region.

The Prime Minister said this during her question-answer session in the House.
She said her government has built Chittagong and Sylhet airports to international standards. “In the same way, we would make the Cox’s Bazar Airport to international standard,” she added.

Replying to another query Sheikh Hasina said the construction work of the much-awaited Padma Bridge would be completed by December 2017.

“Twenty-five per cent financial progress of the mega project have already been achieved and the construction work of the bridge would be finished by December 2017,” she said.

The Leader of the House said her government has launched the work of the Padma Bridge at a cost of approximately Tk 26,000 crore through its own funding.

She said the supervision work of the main bridge, river training and the construction work of the superstructure for the main bridge are going on.

The river training work of the bridge will commence in March, while the test piling work will start in April, she said. “Thirty per cent work of the approach road on Mawa side has already been completed, while 22 per cent work of the approach road on Janzira side has been finished,” she said.

“Insha Allah vehicles will ply on the Padma Bridge at the end of 2017,” she said.

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