Most of the roads were either constructed or developed recently in eight divisions.

Of the 100 highways, 99 have been done with the government fund while the rest one four-lane 70km from Gazipur’s Joydebpur to Tangail’s Alenga Highway at a cost of Tk 61.68 billion was made under ADB, OPEC and Abu Dhabi fund.

The prime minister earlier opened 100 bridges in 25 districts across the country on 7 November last.

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader spoke on the occasion as agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque was present.

PM’s principal secretary Tofazzel Hossain Miah moderated the function while road transport and highways division secretary A B M Amin Ullah Nuri gave a brief presentation on the roads.

A video documentary on the roads and highways was screened.