Bangladesh

Speed up the expressway

Jul 31, 2017
The expressway will benefit citizens greatly
 
The Dhaka Elevated Expressway has, ironically, been anything but quick in its completion.
 
It is disheartening to learn that, over the last six years since its inception, only 7% of its construction has been completed.
 
The problem, it seems, lies in the funding.
 
It must be asked: How can a project this big and so important to the government’s objectives struggle to find the funds for its completion?
 
On top of that, why has it taken so long for the project to get any sort of move on?
 
In Bangladesh, projects such as these are notorious for their delays and corruption, which is why we urge the government to ensure that it comes through as fast as possible.
 
In a city where the average speed of traffic is the same as the average speed of walking, the expressway will benefit citizens greatly.
 
We must ensure that it is completed post-haste.
 
Dhaka Tribune, July 31, 2017

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