Padma Bridge a great achievement for Bangladesh: World Bank...

Padma Bridge a great achievement for Bangladesh: World Bank

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:37 PM, 25 June 2022  

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World Bank’s country director to Bangladesh Mercy Tembon described the construction of the Padma Bridge as a "huge achievement" for Bangladesh. 

She said this in a response to questions during the inauguration event on the Mawa end of the bridge on Saturday. 

“World Bank is Bangladesh’s biggest development partner... People of Bangladesh would get immense economic benefit by the bridge... The bridge will create jobs, reduce travel time, increase the welfare of people, get produce from farm to market quickly. It will contribute to accelerating integrated growth in the country and reducing poverty,” the WB country director said. 

Mentioning that Bangladesh will benefit from the bridge, she said, “We are happy that the bridge is complete. And, as a longstanding partner of Bangladesh, we stand with Bangladesh in this.”