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PM to visit Padma Bridge construction site Sunday

Padma Bridge construction site

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the Padma Bridge construction site on Sunday to see for herself the progress of the country’s largest infrastructure project and to inaugurate the construction work of its rail link. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inspect the construction sites of the much-awaited Padma Bridge at Mawa in Mushiganj, Janzira in Shariatpur and Shibchar in Madaripur on Sunday to see for herself the progress of the mega project,” Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) sources told news agency. During the visit the premier will open the construction work of the rail link between Dhaka and ...

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3rd span of Padma Bridge installed

Padma Bridge construction site

MNA National Desk: The third span (superstructure) of the Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 39 and 40 on Sunday morning, reports news agency. With the installation of the third span around 8:30am, a total of 450 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible, said the engineers concerned. The installation process of the 150 metres span has been started at 7:30am. The floating crane carrying the 150-metre span weighing 3,140 tonnes reached near the pillars on Saturday afternoon. The work of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150 metres first span on the pillars 37 and ...

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Muhith calls WB ex-chief Zoellick ‘worthless’


MNA Business Desk: Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday slammed former World Bank President Robert Zoellick over the Padma Bridge graft conspiracy, calling him a very ‘bad’ and ‘worthless’ person. ‘On the last day of his tenure (June 30, 2011), this former World Bank president cancelled the Padma Bridge loan bringing an allegation that we’re conspiring to appoint a particular consultant and take bribe,’ he said. The minister was speaking at a ceremony marking the distribution of awards among the highest VAT payers of Dhaka International Trade Fair-2018 at the National Board of Revenue (NBR) conference room. He also said ...

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2nd span installed on Padma Bridge

Rail Link Project

MNA National Desk: The second span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 38 and 39 on Sunday morning. With the installation of the second span around 8:30am, a total of 300 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible. Earlier on Saturday, the second span of the bridge could not be installed due to the depth and strong current in the river. The installation of the second span was delayed a number of times before. This particular span was supposed to be placed on January 23 and later on January 25. The work for placing the span ...

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Hasina calls Khaleda mad in parliament


MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday blasted apparently her arch-rival BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her remarks over the Padma Bridge. “It’s true that a bridge is made attaching different parts. But what she meant by patchwork is not understandable to me… I’ll say it’s better not to concentrate much on the remarks of such a mad person. Any person with a sound brain can’t utter such words,” the prime minister told parliament. Sheikh Hasina was answering a supplementary question from Awami League MP Fazilatunnasa Bappy. Last week at an event of the student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra ...

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We’ve proved, we can: PM Sheikh Hasina

press conference

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina beamed with exaltation and cheer at the first installation of a span on the country’s much-hyped biggest infrastructure Padma Bridge project and said, “Yes, we’ve proved, we can.” “I’m very happy,” she said while exchanging views with leaders of Awami League and its front organisations, representing different state-chapters of the United States at Ritz Carlton Hotel Sunday evening. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the reporters after the meeting. Defying doctors’ advice for complete rest after surgery, the Prime Minister met her party leaders who were desperate to have a glimpse of their ...

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Padma Bridge now a visible reality: Quader

Padma Bridge

MNA National Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the Padma Bridge is now a visible reality as the first span (superstructure) of the bridge has been placed on pillars on Saturday morning. The 150-metre long span was installed on the pillars No 37 and 38 in two hours starting from 8:00am. “With the installation of the first span, the Padma Bridge is now a visible reality, removing all the uncertainties,” said the minister, who was present on the occasion of installing the span. The long-cherished Padma Bride has moved one step forward through this span installation, he ...

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BNP suggested Joy to seek explanation from World Bank

World Bank

MNA National Desk: The BNP on Sunday suggested the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy to seek an explanation from the World Bank (WB) over Padma Bridge project graft as a Canadian court acquitted the accused. “The prime minister’s son has said those people — from Dr Yunus to opposition parties — shouted bringing the corruption allegation to seek apology following the Canadian court’s verdict. It’s the World Bank that had brought the allegation. Why are you not seeking an explanation from them?” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Speaking at a discussion, he further said, “We’re ...

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Canada court verdict proves no corruption: Syed Abul Hossain

Syed Abul Hossain

MNA Editorial Desk: Former Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain on Saturday said the Canadian court verdict over Padma Bridge Corruption Case proved that the allegations brought against him were totally false and intriguing. His remarks came after a Canadian court acquitted three former top executives of SNC-Lavalin as no proof of bribery was found in an international case in connection with the Padma Multi-Purpose Bridge construction in Bangladesh. An Ontario Superior Court justice dismissed the corruption case on Friday at the prosecution’s request as Kevin Wallace, Ramesh Shah, and Zulfiquar Ali Bhuiyan had pleaded not guilty, reports CBS news. Last ...

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