March 30, 2023, 8:26 am

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2023-01-28 19:33:14 BdST

5th consignment of Bangabandhu Rail Bridge reaches Mongla port

Yet another ship carrying materials for Bangabandhu Rail Bridge has arrived at Mongla seaport from Vietnam, authorities said on Saturday.

It is for the 5th time, the ship, carrying material for Bangabandhu Rail Bridge, arrived at the port.

The Panama flag carrier, ‘MV Mauritius’, carrying 1,519 tonnes of material for the bridge anchored the jetty No. 7 of the port Friday afternoon and unloading work has begun already, according to the port authority.

Shawkat Ali, operation manager of Haque and Sons Limited, said the ship carrying material for Bangabandhu Rail Bridge left for Mongla port on January 16 from Haiphong port in Vietnam and reached the Mongla port on Friday afternoon.

On completion of the unloading works, the machinery will be sent to Sirajganj Bangabandhu Railway Bridge Jetty.

On November 29, 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone of a 4.8km double-line dual-gauge Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge aimed at boosting railway communication between the capital and western zones of Bangladesh Railway.

The main bridge will be constructed in two phases. Two separate agreements have already been signed with Obayashi-TOA-JFE, Japan and IHI-SMCC JV, Japan for eastern and western parts of civil works respectively.

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