Printed on Mon Jul 04 2022 2:41:00 AM

'Padma Bridge construction with own finance brightens country's image'

Staff Correspondent
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the decision to build the Padma Bridge has brightened the country's image in the world. The bridge will be opened for traffic on June 25.

In a press briefing on Monday, the Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said, "This decision to build the Padma Bridge with our own finance has brightened the country's image in the globe and also accelerated the nation's confidence."

The prime minister was addressing the Army Selection Board-2022 meeting at the Army Headquarters' Multipurpose Complex at Dhaka Cantonment.

The World Bank stopped financing to construct the bridge without holding board meeting with the connivance of a person bringing a false corruption allegation which was later proved baseless, prime minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told newsmen quoting Sheikh Hasina as saying.

"We have to march ahead with self confidence maintaining the economic condition (Bangladesh has got recognition of a developing nation from a least developed one) that we have achieved," the premier said.

Referring to the army's various nation-building and social activities, she said Bangladesh Army has always made contributions to the country's overall development.

The prime minister asked the army to gain the confidence and trust of the masses through their activities.

She said all including the armed forces, police, and BGB have stood beside the people in their hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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