“Padma Bridge a blessing, will enable fast assistance during flood”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (June 19, 2022) said inauguration of the Padma Bridge will come as a blessing for people of the southern region, as they will get quick assistance during natural disasters.
"Inauguration of Padma Bridge on June 25 will come as a blessing from Allah as we will be able to establish rapid communication with the southern region and promptly help people in case of floods," she said.
The premier was addressing a reception accorded to the 2021 SAFF Champion Bangladesh Under-19 Women National Football Team at her office in Dhaka.
Noting that flood has affected the northeastern region massively this time, she said such deluge will affect the southern region of the country too.
Hasina said she opened Bangabandhu Bridge over the Jamuna River just before the 1998 countrywide long-lasting flood and this helped maintain communication with the northern part of the country for uninterrupted transport of goods and other essentials.
She said the flood had also affected the southern region at that time and the people of this area got help from the northern districts.
"We had been able to face that flood successfully…. Since we had opened the Bangabandhu Bridge, it helped us face the flood in many ways at that time," she added.