August 15, 2022, 9:05 am

Diplomatic correspondent

2022-06-25 19:42:05 BdST

Padma Bridge is testimony to the courageous and far sighted leadership of Sheikh Hasina: India

The government and people of India conveyed greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Bangladesh on the successful completion of this landmark project.

In a message on the eve of inauguration of Padma Bridge by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, India in a statement on Friday night said the completion of this long-awaited project is  testimony to the courageous decisions and far sighted leadership  of  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

“This success vindicated the Prime Minister's decisions and also our conviction in this regard, as expressed through our steadfast support when Bangladesh decided to proceed with the project alone.”

The statement issued by the High Commission of India to Bangladesh, said the Padma Bridge would not only help improve intra-Bangladesh connectivity, it will also provide much needed impetus to logistics and businesses connecting India and our shared sub-region. “This bridge will play an important role in fostering greater bilateral and subregional connectivity.”

The people of India once again congratulate the fraternal people of Bangladesh on the momentous occasion of inauguration of Padma Bridge, in the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Liberation, reads the statement.

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