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 787.50 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.

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