Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the construction of Padma Multipurpose Bridge is “our topmost priority.”
He said it would create a direct road link between 19 districts of south-west region and Dhaka along with northern region of Bangladesh.
“Once completed, this will induce a growth to the tune of 1.2 percent of GDP per year,” he said.
Muhith also told the House that the construction of Padma Bridge is underway despite myriads of difficulties. In the meantime, the land acquisition and rehabilitation activities of the project is about to finish. The construction of approach roads from both directions is progressing well.
“I hope the construction of main bridge will kick-start this month and the engagement of contractors for river training will take place in July-August,” he said.