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‘Padma Bridge to be opened by June 2021’

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:41 PM, 29 August 2019   Updated: 08:01 PM, 29 August 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that the construction work of Padma Bridge had progressed by 83 percent. The bridge will be opened by June 2021. 

He said this on Thursday after signing a loan agreement between the finance department and the Bangladesh Bridge Authority for repaying the government-provided loan for the implementation of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project at the Secretariat.

“All the pile driving works of the main bridge have been completed. Out of the 42 peers of the bridge, the work of 31 peers have been completed. The remaining 11 are in progress,” he said.  

On the agreement between the Finance Department and the Bangladesh Bridge Authority to repay the loan of Padma Bridge project, he said the loan will be repaid in the next 35 years at one percent interest.