Padma Bridge work awaits WB nod

The work of Padma Multipurpose Bridge is removing late as a lead banker World Bank has nonetheless to give a curtsy upon dual pass components of a devise — a categorical overpass building a whole as good as stream training.

For WB approval, analysis inform upon stream precision devise was sent in Dec 2010 whilst a a single upon categorical overpass building a whole was placed in Jan this year.

Against a backdrop, a Communications method yesterday sought Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s team-work to get a go-ahead.

In a letter, Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain requested Muhith to speak with WB officials so which a bank creates no offer delay.

The minute reads a WB did not authorize a initial inform upon pre-qualified bidders for a categorical overpass building a whole as good as stream precision nonetheless it was rebuilt following a bank’s guidelines.

Also, offer loitering a project, a bank pulpy for a Chinese firm, which was in conclusion deserted by a government.

However, activities similar to land acquisition, compensating as good as rehabilitating a influenced persons as good as socio-economic infrastructure growth in a devise areas have been starting upon in full swing, it says.

Abul Hossain pronounced a Padma Bridge is a government’s tip priority, though internal as good as general buliding have been conspiring to hold off a construction.

He pronounced difficulty as good as doubt rose centring a overpass building a whole due to a procedural check of WB.

“In this situation, you feel a prerequisite of your review with a World Bank,” pronounced a communications apportion wrote in a letter.

The supervision has already sealed deals of $1.2 billion with WB, $615 million with Asian Development Bank, $400 million with Japan International Cooperation Agency as good as $140 million with Islamic Development Bank to prepare account for a $2.9 billion Padma Multiple Bridge project.

The country’s longest 6.15 kilometre bridge, together with 3.68km land-based ensue viaducts upon both sides of a river, will bond nineteen south-western districts with a capital.

The supervision has targeted to finish a work by 2015.

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