The government on Tuesday signed a Tk 209 crore deal with Abdul Monem Limited, the selected bidder, for the service area-2 (Jajira side) of the proposed Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project.
Project director of the Padma Bridge Project M Shafiqul Islam and director of Abul Monem Limited Engr Abid Hasan signed the agreement for their respective side at a simple function at Setu Bhaban in Banani of the city.
Communications Minister Obaidul Quader was present at the signing ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the Communications Minister said the tender for the main bridge will be floated by December 19 next and its work will begin on May-June in 2014.
“The tender for river training will be called by February 2014,” he added.
Under the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, mosque, motel mess, resort reception building, supervision office, 30 duplex houses, overhead water tank, health center, guard house and electric sub-station will be built and fire detection and fire fighting systems will be installed.