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PM to inaugurate Padma Bridge in 2021

  • Published at 12:54 pm August 29th, 2019
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File photo of Padma Bridge which is under construction since December 7, 2014 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Some 83% work of the main bridge is complete, the minister says

The construction work of the Padma Bridge is set to be completed within 2020, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

The minister made this statement while addressing a press briefing at the Secretariat on Thursday.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it in June 2021,” he said.

Some 83% work of the main bridge is complete, the minister added.

In presence of the Minister, Finance Division of Bangladesh Ministry and Bangladesh Bridge Authority signed an agreement regarding the loan payment of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge at the Secretariat. 

The 6.15 kilometre bridge is Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project till date. Once in operation, the bridge is expected to boost the GDP by 1.2%.