Story of Bangladesh’s Padma bridge : More than just a bridge ?

Dr Malika-e-Abida Khatta
Contd from prev issue
The Padma Bridge could become a part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There will be a revolution in the field of communication and transportation. The development of the tourism industry will be achieved through the bridge. A 6-lane expressway has been constructed at the country’s Munshiganj and Shariatpur sections of the bridge which is very eye-catching and captivating.
This bridge will play a unique role in the field of culture. Resorts, hotels and restaurants will be built around this bridge where Bengali food will be served which will make Bengali culture more familiar to foreigners. The Padma Bridge will increase the country’s GDP and increase per capita income.
 This bridge will further strengthen the rail link with the southwestern part of the country. People will be able to travel comfortably in a short time from Dhaka.
Various business establishments will be built around the bridge and the standard of living of the people of the South West will be multiplied.
 If the name of Padma Bridge is pronounced, the name of Sheikh Hasina Wajedshould be pronounced. Sheikh Hasina’s name and the Padma Bridge are complemented to each other. There is no chance to separate them. Although the Padma Bridge is not named after Sheikh HasinaWajed, people will know from generation to generation that this bridge was made possible because of Sheikh HasinaWajed.
Sheikh HasinaWajed has taken the great challenge of Padma Bridge and won. Bangladesh has already become a developing country. Padma Bridge will take the country faster. This bridge will play a unique role in taking Bangladesh to line of developed countries.
The decision of building the much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge, which is set to open for traffic on June 25 next, brightened the country’s image in the worldand also accelerated the nation’s confidence. The decision to construct the Padma Bridge by own finance has brightened the country’s image in the globe and also accelerated the nation’s confidence.
 Dr. Malika-e-Abida Khattak from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, is an educator, and researcher. Her areas of interest are foreign relations and the economy of Afghanistan-Pakistan-India-Bangladesh-Nepal-Bhutan and Sri Lanka. She can be contacted at [email protected]