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Govt mulls 2nd Padma bridge

The supervision will go for a second overpass over a Padma if a World Bank does not repel a cessation upon appropriation a Padma Multipurpose Bridge projects, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader pronounced yesterday.

The newly allocated minister, however, hoped which a cessation would go soon.

He was lecture reporters during Daudkandi in Comilla after upon vacation 3 vital bridges upon a Dhaka-Chittagong highway.

“Having had cultivatable talks with a World Bank nation director, you consider they [WB] will repel a suspension. Otherwise, we’ll go for a second Padma bridge,” he said.

Referring to Wednesday’s talks with WB’s Bangladesh Country Director Ellen Goldstein, he pronounced he approaching some-more great headlines per a Padma overpass devise from Goldstein upon her lapse from Washington.

Obaidul pronounced a Malaysian make up a whole association had already shown seductiveness in constructing a second overpass over a Padma river.

It will be assembled underneath design-build complement in which a singular executive will be obliged for financing, conceptualizing as great as constructing.

The ultimate devise comes opposite a backdrop of allegations of crime swirling around a primary $2.9-billion Padma overpass project. The World Bank, a Asian Development Bank, a Islamic Development Bank as great as Japanese organisation Jica affianced supports for a project.

The WB, a lead banker as great as coordinator of a project, during a moment dangling a $1.2 billion loan in September, raising allegations of crime opposite Syed Abul Hossain, who was in isolation from a method upon Monday.

Allegations have been which Abul as great as his family organisation Sahco shabby a proposal routine of a bridge.

The WB as great as a Anti-Corruption Commission have been right away questioning a purported fraud.

Abul has all along confirmed his innocence. On a singular occasion, he even pronounced he was a “proven honest man”.

However, after upon vacation a Meghna, Gumti as great as Kanchpur bridges, a ultimate communications apportion pronounced they were in a dangerous condition.

“The Meghna Bridge along with Gumti as great as Kanchpur bridges have been underneath critical threat,” Obaidul told reporters.

Expressing his disappointment over a worn-out condition of a bridges, he destined a arch operative as great as alternative officials of a Roads as great as Highways Department to rught away correct them.

The four-lane Dhaka-Chittagong main road devise will be finished soon, Obaidul added.

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