24 Jun 2022, 18:31

Padma Bridge, example of Bangladesh's leadership in South Asia: US

DHAKA, June 24, 2022 (BSS) - The United States (US) has termed Padma Bridge
as another example of Bangladesh's leadership in promoting regional
connectivity in the South Asia.
"The Padma Bridge will create new and important linkages within Bangladesh,
boosting commerce and improving the quality of life," said a media note
issued by US embassy here today.
The United States congratulates Bangladesh on the momentous opening of the
Padma Bridge, said the release.
Building sustainable transportation infrastructure to connect people and
goods efficiently is important to fostering inclusive economic growth, said
the US mission here.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the 6.15-km Padma
Bridge constructed with domestic financing, discarding foreign loans or grant
of any type while the finance ministry provided Bangladesh Bridge Authority
an amount to Taka 30,000 crore as credit.

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