Dhaka, March 16 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the second Kanchpur Bridge on Shitalakkhya River to reduce bottlenecks on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway.

The four-lane bridge is 397.3-metre long and 18.1-metre wide. Its construction cost Tk 950 crore.

Prime Minister Hasina opened the bridge, a four-lane flyover at Bhulta and a railway overpass at Latifpur on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban.

Japanese contractors Obayshi Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, JFE Engineer Corporation, and IHI Infra Systems Company Limited started construction of the second Kanchpur Bridge along with the second Meghna and second Meghna-Gumti bridges on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in J...