PM expresses gratitude to people of BD for standing behind construction of Padma Bridge with own funds

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 6/22/2022 1:18:55 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed gratitude to the people of Bangladesh for standing behind the construction of Padma Bridge with own funds. She said that Padma Bridge has been constructed despite conspiracies and obstacles. "I have always believed in power of the people. Today, Padma Bridge stands tall, as people stood by it," she said.

Sheikh Hasina was speaking at a press conference held at the Prime Minister's Office earlier today (June 22, 2022). She said that in 2011, agreements were signed with World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Islamic Development Bank over funding for the bridge construction.

"This is when the conspiracy [against Padma Bridge] began. I have said many times who were behind the conspiracy," PM said.

Noting that the conspiracy rolled out at the initiative of one particular person in his personal interests, Sheikh Hasina said a few more joined later. There were accusations of corruption, and defamation efforts were on, she said.

The Daily Star

 

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