Bangladesh Railway is implementing 35 projects to expand its services, but none of them would be completed on time, raising questions about its capability in executing such a large number of development schemes concurrently.
The High Court today (June 28, 2022) ordered the government to form a commission in 30 days in order to identify people who made up false stories about corruption involving the Padma Bridge project.
Lambasting Dr Muhammad Yunus, PM Sheikh Hasina once again said the World Bank’s funding to the Padma multipurpose bridge project was stopped due to a person who got the highest opportunities from the Awami League government but betrayed the people of Bangladesh.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the construction of Padma Bridge will be affected if the coronavirus situation does not improve within the next two months.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said 35 Chinese nationals working under the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project are under observation.
The fourth span of the Padma bridge is installed at Jazira point of Shariatpur, making 600 metres of the much-hyped bridge visible.
The third span (superstructure) of the 6.15-km Padma bridge is installed at Jajira point of Shariatpur. With placing the 150-meter long span weighing 3,140 tonnes (number 7C), 450 metres of the bridge is now visible,
The government informs the High Court that it has started a process to form a commission to find the people responsible for making false stories of graft in Padma bridge project.
The High Court directs the government to submit a report before it on progress about formation of an inquiry commission to identify the “culprits who made up false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project.