Padma Bridge opening: PM arrives at the venue
The country is witnessing the momentous opening of its largest bridge — Padma Bridge.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at the venue at around 10:03am today.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Cabinet Secretary, Padma Bridge Project Director Shafiqul Islam accompanied her.
Inauguration program started at 10:04am.
Speaking at programme, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said, "Steadfast leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made Padma Bridge possible. Otherwise, it would take 20 years and USD 15 billion."
The venue where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take part in a civic rally, at Mawa end of the bridge, is ready and invited guests were seen entering the venue this morning.
After delivering her speech at the programme, the PM will inaugurate the long-cherished bridge by unveiling the plaque there.
The entire area is secured by law enforcement agencies.
Theme song for the occasion was composed by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and presented by the project authority under Bangladesh Bridge Authority at 10:10am.