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Sheikh Hasina unveils largest project built with Chinese aid

Historic Infrastructure Moment in Bangladesh,Sheikh Hasina unveils largest project built with Chinese aid,Padma Bridge Rail Link Opening Ceremony
Sheikh Hasina unveils largest project built with Chinese aid
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina marked a historic moment in the country’s infrastructure development by inaugurating the 82-km Padma Bridge Rail Link. This significant project, executed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is poised to transform Bangladesh’s connectivity and economic landscape.
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the Dhaka-Bhanga section of the rail route, connecting Dhaka and Jashore via the Padma Bridge.
  • The inauguration ceremony took place at Mawa Railway Station in Munshiganj.
  • The remaining portion of the project, linking Jessore, is scheduled to be launched in June next year, according to project officials, as reported by the Dhaka Tribune.
  • he Padma Bridge Rail Link stands out as the largest infrastructure project in Bangladesh financed under Chinese preferential loans, with the Exim Bank of China providing a substantial loan of Tk 21,036.70 crore.
  • Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Yao Wen, emphasized the project’s significance under the BRI.
  • He stated that this landmark initiative is poised to directly benefit 80 million people and could potentially boost Bangladesh’s economic growth by 1.5%.

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Published date : 12 Oct 2023 11:05AM

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