Bridges division secretary M Manjur Hossen was also present at the meeting.

The minister said 80 per cent construction works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tunnel beneath the river Kornophuli in Chattogram also has been completed.

“We are working to complete the project by December this year,” he added.

Of the three-phases of Dhaka Elevated Expressway, Quader said about 78.50 per cent works of the first phase of the expressway has already been completed, adding that working progress of Banani-Maghbazar part of the express way is 31 per cent.

The minister instructed the officials concerned to further speed up the work of the project.

Replying to the verdict of retired army Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan murder case trial, the ruling party leader said the verdict of the trial proved that the government led by prime minister Sheikh Hasina believes in rule of law.

Later, Indian ambassador in Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami made a courtesy call with the minister at his secretariat office.

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