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A true game changer: Russia

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 21 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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A true game changer: Russia

Russia has termed the Padma Multipurpose Bridge a true game changer as it offers multiple opportunities in terms of regional trade, investments, connectivity, employment and tourism among other fields.

“The construction of the Padma Bridge is a landmark achievement made possible by the far-sighted vision of the Bangladeshi government

and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” reads a press statement issued by the Embassy of Russian Federation in Dhaka on Monday.

“Without doubt, it’ll largely contribute to the national GDP growth and will benefit the comprehensive development of the southwestern parts of Bangladesh,” it said, adding: “The dream of Sonar Bangla cherished by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is coming true right before our eyes.”

The Russian embassy congratulated the government and people of Bangladesh on the upcoming inauguration of the Padma Bridge. “It’s commendable that this ambitious mega project has been completely funded by Dhaka’s own resources.”

Undoubtedly, the implementation of other mega projects, including the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant with the assistance of Russian company Rosatom, will further contribute to the successful development story of Bangladesh, and prosperity and well-being of its people, the statement said.