Padma Bridge will inaugurate by Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in 2021
12:24 PM, August 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:08 PM, August 29, 2019

PM to inaugurate Padma bridge in 2021

The construction work of the Padma bridge will be completed within the next year, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it in June 2021," he told reporters at the Secretariat.

Finance Division and Bangladesh Bridge Authority signed an agreement on the payment of the loan of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge at the Secretariat in presence of the Minister.

"Eighty-three percent of the bridge's main work is complete," he said.

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 percent.

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