It is encouraging to note that despite the spread of Covid-19, work on the country’s mega projects is progressing at a satisfactory pace ushering optimism about positive changes in people’s livelihood and boosting the country‘s economic growth.
Reportedly, construction of three major communication infrastructures including the Padma Bridge, Elevated Expressway and Bangabandhu Tunnel will be completed by June 2022.
Also, the Metro Rail Project in the capital is waiting for a test run. Besides, work on the 2400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the biggest power generation facility, 1320 MW Rampal Power project and metro rail are progressing as scheduled.
Timely implementation of all the
mega projects will have the
desired effect on the economy
However, due to frequent revision of the projects, the implementation costs continue to increase and the projects are not completed within the scheduled period. Therefore, more efforts are needed on the part of the authorities concerned to speed up the implementation process of all the ongoing mega projects.
Sustainable economic growth of a country depends on its sustainable infrastructure development. And to this end it is worth mentioning that the present government has been working relentlessly to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people through undertaking a number of mega projects.
Once the projects are completed, we might see some key transformations in the country’s communication and power sector, traffic congestion in Dhaka city will be reduced, and ultimately trade and tourism will be benefited immensely.
It needs no mentioning that timely implementation of all the mega projects will have the desired effect on the economy of the country and in order to do that, sincere and coordinated efforts of all the stakeholders is a must. Last but not least, the government must try to curb corruption, and ensure proper monitoring to attain successful completion of all the development projects.