Friday, 1 July, 2022

Padma Bridge cost lowest in world

Say senior engineers

Padma Bridge cost lowest in world
The men behind the Padma Bridge are seen with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at PMO on Wednesday. —PID PHOTO

Five senior engineers involved in the much talked-about Padma Bridge on Wednesday categorically said that the cost of its construction has been the lowest in the world in the context of the challenging realities, reports UNB.

The engineers said this when they paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.

Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary KM Shakhawat Moon briefed the reporters after the call on.

He said the delegation was led by Project Manager and Supervision Consultant of the Padma Bridge Robert John Aves.

Other members of the delegation included Team Leader of the Management Consultant Team Michel King, Project Director of Padma Project Shafiqul Islam, consultants Prof. Shamimuzzaman Basunia and Prof. Ainun Nishat.

They apprised the prime minister of the technical issues of the project and said the bridge will last more than 100 years.

In this context, they said that they will share their experiences with other countries of the world.

During meeting, the PM extended thanks and gratitude to them for their hard work, dedication and sincerity in constructing the 6.15 kilometre long Padma Bridge. Later, the prime minister presented mementos of boat to each member of the delegation.

It may be mentioned that Padma Bridge construction works did not stop even for a single day despite the Covid-19 pandemic situation and Holly Artisan tragedy.

Cabinet Secretary Khondkar Anwarul Islam, Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus and PMO Secretary Tofazzal Hossain Miah were present.