Friday, July 19, 2024

Ctg Wasa, RHD at loggerheads

Installation of Water Pipeline Ctg Wasa, RHD at loggerheads In the face of opposition from the Roads and Highways Department (RHD), Chittagong Wasa has failed to start installing pipelines for Karnaphuli Water Supply Project in a 21-kilometre stretch of Kaptai road. The RHD has said it will cause massive damages if the pipelines are installed ... Read more

Abul blames all but himself

Battered Highways Abul blames all but himself Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain yesterday blamed the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) for the miserable conditions of the highways across the country. During a visit to the damaged Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway, the minister also put the blame on lack of fund and unplanned tall buildings and illegal set-up ... Read more

Roads collapse, minister smiles

Transport boss high on mega projects, low on road repair As the country’s road network teeters on the brink of collapse, the communications minister stays preoccupied with ambitious projects like elevated expressway and Padma bridge. Almost nothing has been done in the last two and a half years to repair the roads and highways. Due ... Read more

Graft gobbles up funds

Road Maintenance Graft gobbles up funds  Misappropriation of funds meant for repair and maintenance of highways is particularly blamed for the sorry state of roads and highways. A section of engineers and contractors of the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) pocket the lion’s share of the money allocated every year for the job, insiders

False cry over fund

The communications ministry has recently claimed that it could not repair roads and highways due to fund crunch, while it failed to spend timely the money allocated for two major donor-funded road development projects. Besides the donors, the government every year allocates the ministry over Tk 600 crore for repair and maintenance of roads and ... Read more