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Uttara Bridge Project

Rajuk goes for re-tender

The Rajuk yesterday decided to run a fresh bidding process for the Tk25 crore Uttara bridge project.

Md Nurul Huda, chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), said he decided to re-tender the project after receiving a written complaint from a prospective bidder about snatching of bidding documents.

"We are issuing a notice tomorrow [today] for the re-tender and any interested firm can bid for the project," he told The Daily Star.

A gang of thugs, allegedly backed by a contending bidder, snatched the bidding documents of Abdul Monem Ltd on the Rajuk premises on Monday, the last day for bidding.

Another construction firm Monico Ltd was obstructed from dropping their bid at the entrance of Rajuk office in Motijheel.

Asked about taking legal action against the thugs, Huda said, "As the snatching occurred out of my office premises, it is beyond my legal powers."

Witness MA Kalam, executive director of Abdul Monem Ltd, said the documents were snatched on the fourth floor of Rajuk Bhaban, where the Rajuk chairman sits.

Such an incident is unusual at Rajuk and police will be put on alert to prevent any trouble, mentioned the Rajuk chief.

The bridge will be built in Uttara 3rd phase, a residential area under development by the Rajuk.

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