Padma bridge will keep World Bank’s design


Communications Minister Obaidul Quader has said the multipurpose Padma Bridge will keep the design of the World Bank even though the global lender pulled out from the project.


The minister was talking to journalists after a meeting with a three-member delegation of the World Bank at his office on Sunday.


Obaidul said “I told them that the Padma Bridge will be constructed by the government’s own fund but the bridge will follow the design of the World Bank”.


There is no problem to work with the World Bank in other projects, he said.


Headed by Keiko Honda, Executive Vice President of Multilateral Investment Guaranty Agency, World Bank group, the delegation held an elaborate discussion on three projects.


The meeting also held an elaborate discussion on Airport-Sadarghat Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) project.


Obaidul also urged the World Bank delegation to do a feasibility study on Dhaka-Chittagong Elevated Expressway though Bangladesh government has done the feasibility study.


The minister sought financial support from World Bank for Dhaka-Chittagong elevated expressway project and Manikganj Singair-Munshiganj elevated expressway project.


The delegation assured them of considering the requests, he said.


The other members of the delegation are Regional Head of Asia Pacific Muhamet Bamba Sall and the country director of the World Bank.

Source: UNBConnect


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