Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
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PM releases postage stamps to mark Padma Bridge opening

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Satueday released commemorative postage stamp, souvenir sheets and opening day cover to mark the historic moment of the grand opening of the country's largest bridge- Padma Bridge - over the mighty river Padma.

“Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled a postage stamp of Taka 10, a first day cover of Taka 10, four souvenir sheets of Taka 50 each and a data card of Taka 5,” Public Relations Officer of the Posts and Telecommunications Division M Shefyaet Hossain told BSS.

The premier unveiled the postage stamp, the first day cover, the souvenir sheets and the data card using a special canceller at the opening ceremony of the country's biggest self-financed mega project which is expected to boost GDP by 1.2 to 2 percent.

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Secretary of the Posts and Telecommunications Division Md Khalilur Rahman and Director General of the Directorate of Posts Md Faizul Azim were present on the occasion, among others.

Shefyaet said the postage stamp, the first day cover, the souvenir sheets and the data card will be available at Philatelic Bureau of Dhaka GPO and later at other GPOs and head post offices across the country.