162 bridges, culverts constructed in 2 upazilas of Rangpur
Staff Correspondent,, Rangpur :
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has constructed 162 small bridges and culverts spending Tk 38.92 crore on the rural roads, canals and rivers improving communications in Mithapukur and Pirganj upazilas in last 10 years.
"The bridges and culverts have been constructed in the district under the 'construction of bridge/culvert of around 15-metre in length on the rural roads' project of the ministry," District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer ATM Akhteruzzaman told BSS.
The infrastructures have been constructed to improve rural road communication networks and releasing excess water during calamities like floods to attain sustainable progress in rural areas on way to achieve the sustainable developments goals.
"Following construction of the bridges and culverts ranging from minimum 5 to maximum 18-metre in lengths with 4.5-metre in width, people of 32 unions in these two upazilas are reaping benefits of easy movement and transportation of agri-products to get fair price," he said.
Talking to BSS, Project Implementation Officer (PIO) of Mithapukur upazila Md. Mosfiqur Rahman said 80 bridges and culverts have been constructed spending Tk 20.76 crore in all 17 unions of the upazila in last ten years.