Padma Bridge Special | The Daily Star
  • Mission Impossible accomplished

    Mizanur Rahman stood still, gazing with awe from the bank of the Padma river at the specialised floating crane laying down the last span on the mega structure yesterday.

  • Bridge breathes new life into railway

    Completion of the much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge will not only efficiently connect the southern region to the capital, it will herald a new horizon of railway communications in the country.

  • ‘Gap of South’ bridged

    With the installation of the last span yesterday, the multipurpose Padma Bridge has connected the backward southwest region with the rest of the country and, more importantly, removed the last great geographical barrier.

  • ‘The bridge will boost SDGs’

    The bridge will pave the way for making significant progress on the SDGs. The southwest region has one of the highest poverty rates.

  • Padma Bridge should be viewed as an economic corridor

    The bridge will enhance connectivity and deepen multi-modal transport linkages. However, we need to look at it as an economic corridor rather than just as a transport corridor.

  • A perfect riposte

    It was a dream of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman which his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, with her steely resolve, is about to fulfill.

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