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Railway minister Nurul Islam Sujan has said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday will lay the foundation-stone of the Bangabandhu Railway Bridge, to be constructed over the Jamuna river next to the Bangabandhu Bridge, reports news agency BSS.

“Processes including tenders and contracts have been completed for the construction of the bridge … Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will officially lay the foundation stone of this railway bride on 29 November,” the minister said while inspecting the site of the railway bridge in Saidabad area of Sirajganj on Wednesday afternoon.

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The construction work of the bridge will start after the prime minister unveils the foundation stone, he said.

“The project will be implemented in Sirajganj and Tangail. With this new railway bridge, trains will be able to run at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour on two lines,” he said.

The project is expected to be completed by 2025, added the minister.