A Tk14.36 billion project has been approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) to upgrade a regional highway in Tangail and Manikganj districts.
The aim of the project is to provide a safe and uninterrupted roads communication system connecting with Dhaka city. The project was approved in the 5th ECNEC meeting in the fiscal year of 2021-22.
The government will provide Tk37.42 billion for the project where the Tk262.2 million will be additionally provided by the concerned organization and Tk27.83 billion will be provided as project assistance.
The Roads and Highway Department under the Road Transport and Highway Division (RTHD) will be in charge of implementing the project by December 2023.
This project includes 73.44 hectares of land acquisition, construction of five PC girder bridges, widening and strengthening of pavements, construction of one grade-separated intersection and one U-loop or underpass, construction of 31 RCC box culverts, 1.32 million cubic meter road embankment widening, and construction of drains.