It’s possible to walk across the Padma now

All 2,917 road slabs in place on Padma bridge
The Padma bridge project yesterday moved one step closer to completion after the authority finished the installation of all road slabs linking both sides of the Padma river through the roadway.
Now it is possible to cross the Padma river by walking across the 6.15 kilometre-long bridge.
The last road slab was installed on the span that linked the pillars 12 and 13 of

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Fresh reminder from WB

Padma graft allegations must be thoroughly investigated, it insists
The World Bank funding of the Padma bridge project will depend on the satisfactory implementation of all the measures it has asked the government to take, the bank said in a statement yesterday.
Last week, the global lender announced that it was re-engaging in the project after the government had fulfilled some of its conditions, but for the project’s implementation the bank

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WB wants to witness ACC quizzing

Padma Graft Suspects
WB wants to witness ACC quizzing
As part of its condition for the revival of the Padma bridge loan deal, the World Bank wants its expert panel to be present when the Anti-Corruption Commission interrogates the persons allegedly involved in corruption in the project. The panel will comprise three experts in the field of international investigation and prosecution and two WB staff members, according to the draft

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Padma work by May

Says Muhith; Mashiur says he is on leave, gets dropped from Ecnec, economic affairs committee too
The government plans to begin the construction of the much-talked about Padma bridge in April-May next year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said yesterday.
“Now we should float the tender; it will be done next month,” he told reporters at his ministry in the capital.
The minister said the government would lay the foundation stone for the country’s biggest

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WB’s green light to Padma Bridge

Project to gather pace finally
The World Bank has finally given the go ahead for the Padma bridge construction tender process with five pre-qualified firms, communications ministry officials said.
The government sent documents of the five pre-qualified firms for the bridge construction job to the World Bank headquarters in Washington in January. The lead financier gave the nod on

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