Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 However, the Planning Commission has questioned the consultative cost of the new technology bridge. It is learned that the total proposed cost of the project has been estimated at Tk 2,793crore 72 lacs and 18 thousand taka.
 The loan assistance from the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for the project is Tk 1,930.69 crore. The proposed project has been adopted for implementation from January 2021 to December 2024.  It is learned that a proposal of Tk 61.18 crore has been made for the purchase of 752 people consultancy services to supervise the construction work of the new technology A Steel Arch (Bow) Bridge.
However, the scope of work of the consultant was not included in the Development Project Proposal.
The Planning Commission has claimed that the cost of consulting services is excessive. Recommendations have been made to the concerned department to reduce the expenditure.