The Russian Embassy in Dhaka today said Padma Bridge is a game changer as it offers multiple opportunities in terms of regional trade, investments, connectivity, employment, tourism, and many other fields.
The Bridges Division has formed a 14-member "main committee" for the overall coordination of the inauguration ceremony of Padma Bridge on June 25.
Padma Bridge will be named after the mighty river after all, not after anyone, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she had to redo the design of the 6.15km Padma Bridge, and increase its length, keeping in mind the characteristics of the mighty river.
A microbus carrying passengers drowned in the Padma River today while it was getting on a ferry at Paturia ferry terminal in Manikganj.
Like previous years, monitoring of water level at different points of the Ganges and Padma, the two major rivers of India and Bangladesh, kicks off under the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty 1996.
With her two children, Momtaz Begum were headed for Magura from Dhaka on Friday. By nightfall she reached Paturia Ghat, but she had to spend the night inside the bus because ferry services were heavily disrupted on Paturia-Daulatdia route thanks to strong currents in the Padma River.
Local authorities in Rajshahi suspend tourist spot T-groin, popularly known as T-bandh, for public due to strong current in the Padma river.
At least 10,000 people are stranded in parts of the Chapainawabganj Sadar and Shibganj upazilas as the water level of Padma and Mahananda rivers increase further.
The Padma and Mahananda rivers continued to swell in Natore and Chapainawabganj districts after India opened all the gates of the Farakka barrage following flood in Patna and 12 other districts, inundating new areas.
At least 50 homesteads, five educational institutions, one union health complex building and one union parishad building have been devoured in Madaripur’s Shibrampur upazila since Monday.
Erosion by the Padma river has turned alarming in Harirampur upazila of Manikganj.
People of Rajshahi have formed a human chain protesting the prison authorities’ bid to grab at least 100 acres of char land in the Padma river in the city’s Sreerampur for building Prisons Training Academy complex.
Three persons turn up dead in the Padma river after going missing from Manikganj during trawler capsize in a nor’wester two days ago.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Padma bridge will be named after the river as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has cancelled the proposal of naming the bridge after her.
This Padma is not the river they know. At Naria of Shariatpur, 20km from the Padma Bridge construction site, it has changed abruptly for sure. Once relatively calm and quiet in the area, it turned into an all-devouring river in just a few years.
Plying of all water vessels including launch and speedboats is suspended on Shimulia-Kathalbari route following an accident and due to strong currents in the Padma river.
The High Court has directed the government to immediately remove the embankment built on the Padma River at Shiloiunion under Munshiganj for collecting tolls from transports.
A large flock of very rare and colourful birds has brightened the banks of Padma river near Rajshahi City recently. The birds called Painted Stork thronged the shallows and shoals before the birdwatchers and photographers of the city.