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‘Padma Bridge to boost investment in country’s southern region’

‘Padma Bridge to boost investment in country’s southern region’

KHULNA: Speakers at a programme here on Thursday said the long-cherished Padma Bridge can help to boost investment in the country's south region.

Investors become ready to invest here as communication has improved after the completion of Padma Bridge, they said while speaking at a workshop styled

"Possibility of Development in Khulna: Perspective Padma Bridge" held at the deputy commissioner's conference room in the city, reports BSS.

Senior Secretary of Public Affairs Ministry KM Ali Azam addressed the meeting as the chief guest with deputy commissioner Md Moniruzzaman Talukder in the chair.

Principal of Government Brajalal College addressed as special guest while Professor Dr Tarun Kanti Ghosh of Business Administration Discipline presented the keynote paper.

Professor of Economic Discipline of Khulna University Dr Khan Mehedi Hasan and associate professor of Architecture Discipline of Khulna University architect S M Nazim Uddin Payel addressed as main discussants on the key note paper.

Freedom fighters, stakeholders, industrialists, entrepreneurs, tour operators, Mongla Port users, representatives of Khulna Chamber of Commerce Industry, Khulna Development Authority, NGO personnel, environment specialists, educationists, journalists, government officials, among others, participated in the workshop.

Speakers hoped that Padma Bridge will create employment opportunities for thousands of people living in the country's southwestern region.

Noting that the Padma Bridge is a symbol of the expectation of the people living in Khulna region, the chief guest said people can now reach Dhaka from Khulna in less time, while industries will be set up here centering Padma Bridge and employment opportunities will be created for several millions.

Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for construction of Padma Bridge, he said the government is working tirelessly to create potential investment facilities.