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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20-sq km sanctuary in Padma river

hilsha breeding
A 20-square kilometre area down stream of the river Padma in Shariatpur district will be declared as a sanctuary for hilsha breeding. Fisheries and livestock minister Abdul Latif Biswas announced this in Dhaka on Sunday.
The nation will observe Jhatka Week between April 4 and April 10.  The fisheries minister will inaugurate the week on April 5 from Patuakhali.
Addressing a press briefing on the occasion of ‘Hilsha fries (Jhatka) conservation week’ held at  the fisheries department, the

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Navigability in Padma diminishing

Manikganj: The plying of water vessels in the river Padma near Paturia ghat is at stake, as navigability in the river of Padma between Paturia and Daulatdia ghats dwindles on a rapid decline of the water level.
Consequently, ferries are risking accidents and frequently being stuck in shoals. About 1,000 vehicles were seen waiting on both sides of the river on Tuesday. Ferry crisis and bad weather created a huge traffic jam at both the ghats. Several hundred vehicles, including buses, were stranded on both the sides of the river for hours

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