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The floating bridge, a change maker, Jessore

Author:Md. Firoz Ali Gazi | Category: Video Flash

Title: The floating bridge, a change maker, Jessore

An innovative floating bridge, aimed at easing communication from Jhampa village to Manirampur upazila headquarters via Rajganj Bazar under Jessore, waits opening on January 1.

Thousands of people including school and college going students from Jhampa village and nearby areas are going to get better communication opportunity, as they will be able to cross the bridge on foot as well as small vehicles.

Jhampa Village Development Foundation comprising 56 youths conducted the work with the spontaneous help of the villagers.

The thousand-foot-long bridge, made of 839 plastic drums, 800 iron angles and 250 four-foot-wide iron plates, involved a cost of around Tk 70 lakh, said Mehedi Hasan Tutul, president of Jhampa Village Development Foundation. 

"The story goes back to five years ago. A few people including Asaduzzaman, a local teacher, were sitting on the banks of the Baor. Seeing a sand lifting machine that was kept floating on plastic drums, Asaduzzaman suggested that such drums could also float a bridge,” Tutul said.

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2018-04-08 11:23:43
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