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PM to inaugurate main construction works on Padma Bridge

Update : 29 Nov 2015, 07:07 PM

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would inaugurate the main construction work on Padma Bridge on December 12.

The minister made the comment while visiting construction site of the bridge.

Later, a preparatory meeting was held at Naodoba ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to the district for the inauguration of the bridge work.

Quader said law enforcers were working sincerely for ensuring the security of all, including foreigners, involved in the bridge construction work.

“No one working here is concerned about security,” said the minister.

He said the Padma Bridge building work was going on smoothly with the country’s own financing. The minister said he was confident that they would be able to open the country’s largest bridge to traffic by 2018 on completion of its construction work.

China Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited is given the responsibility for the construction of the main portion of the Padma Bridge while Sino Hydro for river training.

Lawmakers, Shawkat Ali, BM Mojammel Haque, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, secretary of bridge department Khandakar Anwarul Azim, Project Director of Padma Bridge Md Shafiqul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of the district Ram Chandra Das and Police Super of Shariatpur Saifullah Al Mamun were present at the meeting. 

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