Business Desk : A two-day Review Meeting of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) for the year 2013-14 began at LGED Headquarters in Dhaka on 27 January 2014. LGED Chief Engineer Md. Wahidur Rahman inaugurated the meeting and also chaired the inaugural session. Speaking on the occasion, LGED Chief Engineer said, because of political unrest in the country during the last few months the review meeting of LGED had to be deferred. As calm prevails now, he said, everything will hopefully be settled down gradually. In his address as Chairperson at the inaugural session Mr. Md. Wahidur Rahman said, LGED has been contributing significantly to rural and urban infrastructure development of the county. He stressed on the importance of introducing `service lanes’ enabling the slow-moving vehicles to ply on. He also sounded a cautionary note to strictly maintain fairness and neutrality in dealing with development works during the ensuring upazila elections. Once the election schedule is proclaimed, no development activity should be exhibited, he said. The Chief Engineer asked the LGED engineers to go for constructing RCC roads in phases, in lieu of bituminous roads, because bituminous roads are more prone to damage by rains. He also ruefully said, in some districts, there has been found lack of supervision in construction works and poor maintenance in LGED activities. Such lapses will not be tolerated, he cautioned. LGED Chief Engineer further added, a good number of major bridges, some measuring beyond 1000 meters each, are about to be constructed by LGED. He asked the field engineers to take adequate care to ensure quality. All Additional Chief Engineers, Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers, Project Directors, Deputy Project Directors and Upazila Engineers of LGED at the Headquarters and at field levels were present there to participate in the review meeting. Earlier, an address of welcome was delivered by Mr. Md. Anwar Hossain, Superintending Engineer, LGED.