Dream comes true; Last span of Padma Bridge installed
Peoples Time Desk
The last span of Padma Bridge has been installed on pillars 12 and 13, which connects both sides of the mighty Padma river.
Installation work of the 41st span started at 9:40am and ended at 12:02pm on Thursday.
Padma Bridge’s Executive Engineer Dewan Md Abdul Quader confirmed the matter to Jago News.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader earlier said the GDP (gross domestic product) will increase by 1.50% to 2% after completion of the bridge.
“Not only the people of the region but also people of the entire country will be benefitted from the bridge….The GDP will increase by 1.50% to 2% after completion of the Padma Bridge,” he added.
The Padma Bridge is the largest construction infrastructure since the independence of Bangladesh, which was initiated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The construction work began in December 2014, with its own fund.
The construction of the main bridge is being carried out by China Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC) and the river management is being done by the Sino Hydro Corporation of China.