Padma Bridge establishes long-cherished connectivity: Hanif
DHAKA, June 24, 2022 (BSS) – Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has established the long-cherished direct connectivity between the southwestern districts and the capital Dhaka.
“Through the construction of the 6.15 kilometre long Padma Bridge, business establishments, tourism, fisheries, trade and living standard of the southwestern district’s people will increase,” he told BSS here today.
Hanif said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina fulfilled the dream of millions of people by constructing the long-cherished double-déck Padma Multipurpose Bridge with own financing.
The visionary and dynamic leader Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has successfully completed the bridge and turned the dream of millions of people into reality.
The Awami League leader said the Padma Bridge will change the economic landscape of southwestern Bangladesh and it will connect many countries of South and Southeast Asia and contribute to communication, trade, industry, tourism and many other sectors in various ways.
He said once the bridge is inaugurated, the volume of external trade will go up through the country’s ports located in its southwestern region.
Mongla and Payra seaports will be more operational after the opening of the Padma Bridge and Kuakata tourism spot will also be vibrant, Hanif added.
The bridge would also attract traders to invest in the southwestern region, he said, adding imports and exports will also increase.
The political leader said that the Padma Bridge is the largest construction infrastructure since the independence of Bangladesh initiated by the dynamic and visionary leader Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA), China Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC) carried out the construction of the main bridge and the river management was done by Sino Hydro Corporation of China.
It said the construction work began in December, 2015 with the government’s own fund.