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11:55 PM, December 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:01 AM, December 11, 2020

Padma Bridge: From aspiration to reality

The much-anticipated Padma Bridge now stands across the horizon.

Installation of the final, 150 metre deep span has been completed in time for Victory Day. 41 spans have been installed for the 6.15 km long bridge on the river Padma.

At the moment, the bridge is nearing completion at 82 percent.

According to economists, there are three direct benefits to the economy upon completion of the Padma Bridge.

First, due to the construction of a direct trade route with the south-western regions of the country, trade, commerce and investment of the region will expand.

Second, farmers will be able to transport their perishable products directly to Dhaka and other parts of the country, ultimately to the benefit of farmers financially.

Third, the entire nation will benefit from growth in trade and commerce as a whole, especially with India as the Mongla Port will become easily accessible.

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