First Machinery Shipment from Bangabandhu Railway Bridge Reaches Mongla Port

TBS Report

August 06, 2022, 9:15 p.m.

Last modification: August 06, 2022, 10:22 p.m.

The first shipment of machinery for the construction of the Bangabandhu railway bridge has arrived in the country.

The South Korean vessel MV Woohyun Hope carrying 2,350.63 tons of mechanical goods reached Mongla Port at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The machines were produced by ‘IHI Infrastructure Asia Company Limited.

Major Sheikh Fakhr Uddin, port master of the Mongla Ports Authority, said the goods would be cleared by August 9.

Then they would be transported to the bank of the Jamuna River at Sirajganj, where the railway bridge was being built, via the Padma Bridge, he said.

The largest railway bridge in the country is under construction 300 meters upstream from the Bangabandhu Bridge over the Jamuna River. This 4.8 km double-gauge truck bridge will be built on a total of 50 pillars.

Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa, Chairman of the Mongla Port Authority, said, “Consignments of goods for the country’s mega projects are passing through Mongla Port one after another. Mongla Port has now been transformed into a world-class port through the sincere efforts of the incumbent government. The capacity of the port has increased several times.

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