Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the government is working to introduce metro rail in the port city.
He was virtually addressing the council of Chattogram city unit of Awami Swechchhasebak League as chief guest.
“The people of Chattogram have some demands — one is introducing metro rail service and another expanding Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway,” he said.
“Feasibility study has been conducted to initiate metro rail project in the port city,” he said. “Work on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway will start soon,” he said.
Addressing the council, he said no conspiracy could halt the country’s march forward. “Bangladesh has become a state of loan giver from a loan receiver. We have given loans to countries like Sri Lanka and Sudan,” Quader said.
AL joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud; president and general secretary of Swechchhasebak League Nirmal Ranjan Guha and AKM Afzalur Rahman; AL Chattogram city unit president and general secretary Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury and AJM Nasir Uddin also addressed the event, held at Institution of Engineers Chattogram.