Padma Bridge boosting the economy of Southern region

From shiny new factories, increased profits, and more employment opportunities to a slew of new tourists, the Padma Bridge has already begun transforming the landscape of the Southwest in many different ways, while also giving a boost to Mongla Port. On the industrial side, Barishal will also be making several firsts, including its first-ever g...

Padma Bridge opens door to opportunities

The dream of establishing road connectivity between the southwestern part of Bangladesh and the capital city came true after the opening of the long-waited Padma Bridge in June. But it will take time to make the most out of the country's longest bridge since a supportive infrastructure is yet to be built in the region, home to 21 districts. Un...

HPM Sheikh Hasina Gopalganj via Padma Bridge with Sajeeb Wazed and Saima Wazed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday morning headed towards her hometown Tungipara in Gopalganj, with her children by the Padma Bridge.  Her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy and daughter Saima Wazed Putul accompanied her. The prime minister left Ganabhaban at 8am and reached the Padma Bridge at 8:48am. HPM Sheikh Hasina spent some time on bridge w...

The credit of Padma Bridge goes to the people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her gratitude to the countrymen for standing beside her in building the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, saying all credit goes to the people of Bangladesh for its construction. "I am really grateful to the people of Bangladesh for standing by me in this way. Their strength is the greatest strength (for me...

The 42 pillars of the Padma Bridge are the reflection of a courageous Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government didn’t become disappointed as the construction of the Padma Bridge has been delayed for two years due to conspiracy. "The 42 pillars of the Padma Bridge are the reflection of a courageous Bangladesh," she said. The Premier made this remark while responding to a tabled questio...

The dawn of a new age: A Bangladesh bridge redefines connectivity to drive economy

In 2010, Masuma Akter, a school teacher from Patuakhali’s Bauphal, was critically injured in a road crash. Bruised and bloodied, she was initially taken to a local hospital, then to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital, before being moved to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital from there.As her condition deteriorated, the doctors took a r...

Padma Bridge inaugurated: Here’s how PM Sheikh Hasina turned adversity into opportunity

Bangladesh has come of age as a huge turnaround story with the formal inauguration of the 6.15-km rail-road bridge on the Padma River on June 25, Saturday. This is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence from Pakistan, which left Bangladesh bloodied and battered. But in 50 years down the line and with Sheikh Hasina at th...

The engineering and man-made challenges Padma Bridge faced

Professor Md. Mizanur Rahman: The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nurtured a lifelong dream to build his "Golden Bengal" free of hunger, poverty, and discrimination. To that end, he adopted a plan to construct bridges over mighty rivers in post-independence Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh was plunged back into a dark aby...

People in thousands thronging Padma Bridge opening rally

People in thousands started thronging to Kathalbari ghat of Shibchar upazila here since the dawn to join the mammoth public rally of Awami League marking the much-awaited Padma Bridge inauguration. After opening the biggest self-financed project Padma Bridge, the premier will join AL's public rally at 12 noon. The rally began at 9.15 am with r...

Padma Bridge - A Symbol of Pride and Dignity of Bangladesh l An Engineering Masterpiece

This bridge has connected around one-third of Bangladesh's land area, entangled with rivers, to the capital. Consequently, it will catalyze the local and international trades of Bangladesh. In addition to transforming the economic footing of around 50 million people of the South-west part of the country, it will also ensure a rise in the nationa...

Padma Bridge is our pride, a symbol of our capacity, our dignity, our strength: HPM Sheikh Hasina

PM Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep gratitude to the people involved with construction of Padma Bridge, including project authority, consultants, contractors, workers, and army personnel who provided security. Reciting Sukanta Bhattacharya, she lauded the courage of the nation: "Shabash Bangladesh! E prithibi obak takiye roy". "I have no com...

All Bangladeshis equally share Padma Bridge's glory: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said Padma Bridge is not just an engineering masterpiece but a symbol of Bangladesh's pride and dignity as well. "All the people of this country equally share this glory. The future of Bangladesh hinges much on this bridge," he wrote while sharing a video from his verified Facebook page ...

Awami League stands against communalism, BNP's falsehood

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that the 6.15 kilometre long Padma Bridge is the symbol of dignity as well as revenge to humiliation. "It is the dream bridge of Sheikh Hasina. The Padma Bridge is the golden outcome of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's bold courage, which proved our ability and capacity," he told a pre...

Padma Bridge materialises dream of 3 crores people

Both of the treasury bench and opposition lawmakers have said construction of the multipurpose Padma bridge has materialised the dream of 3 crore people of the South-West region of the country as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to open the bridge on June 25. Construction of the much expected multipurpose bridge has been possible due to...

The long-cherished Padma Bridge will open to traffic on June 25

The long-awaited 6.15km Padma Bridge is all set to open for public use at 10am on 25 June. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement following a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday noon. He told journalists that the mega project will be named after River Padma as per the instruction of the premie...

Be prepared to prevent any attack on sovereignty: HPM Sheikh Hasina to armed forces

Prime Minister expressed her satisfaction over the cantonment being named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's youngest son Sheikh Russel. "Two of my brothers were army members [Captain Sheikh Kamal and Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal] … Russel was our youngest brother and we lost him too." Sheikh Russel aspired to become an army officer, Has...

No Alternative to Hasina for Bangladesh's Development

Pranab Kumar Panday: After the independence in 1971, Bangabandhu returned to Bangladesh on 10 January 1972. Returning to his motherland, he concentrated on building a war-torn country, paying attention to the development of the economy, the build of infrastructure and strengthening international ties. According to his plan, Bangladesh was progr...

3 key fast-track projects near end

Padma Bridge, Payra Port and Dhaka Metro Rail-6 are among the fast-track projects nearing completion, whereas several others are witnessing a slower than expected implementation rate, according to a progress report. The Padma Multipurpose Bridge project, the largest bridge infrastructure in Bangladesh, had financial progress of 85.74 per cent a...

Their words left Bangladesh reeling

Tonmoy Ahmed: I was extremely dumfounded by the extremely derogatory remarks used by a good number of self-claimed civil society members, in collusion with most of the anti-graft watchdogs, against some of the key government officials including the Prime Minister when the fabricated allegation of Padma Bridge graft brought into fore by the Worl...

The Bridge on the River Padma

Dr. Rashid Askari: At long last--putting an end to all spiteful rumours, discouragements and despair; blithely ignoring all nasty naysayers; and defying all overwhelming odds and obstacles, the long-awaited Padma Bridge has come into view. As the last span has been installed connecting both sides of the mighty Padma, the long body (6.15-kilomet...