Since the ECNEC passed the proposal of building the Padma Multipurpose Bridge across the Padma River in 2007, millions of people have started dreaming of when the bridge would be completed and eastern and western sides of the country will be connected. The 38th span of the bridge went up on Saturday afternoon and with it the completion of the bridge has come that much closer.
This augurs quite well that after such a long time of planning and construction and gathering funds the dream bridge of all the countrymen is finally coming to fulfilment. This has been a mammoth task worthy of the highest of praise.
Although there were many hiccups along the way in terms of getting funds for construction and getting foreign experts aboard the project, the bridge is nearing completion and very soon will be visible for the world to see. A truly great feat of constructing a mega structure. This will surely become a venture that will benefit the communications of the country to a great extent.
The long term benefits that the people of the
south-western region will get is massive in terms
of the cost that the bridge construction took
As a result of the bridge, many backwater regions of the country will be benefitted by the added connectivity. Moreover, nearly 70,000 people have been rehabilitated. Not only this, the land price has also increased exponentially. And, industrialists have taken an interest in investing in the region to further enhance the living standards of the locals.
Based on these factors it can be surmised that the benefit to cost ratio for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge is quite high. The long term benefits that the people of the south-western region will get is massive in terms of the cost that the bridge construction took.
We hope the country will see the completion of the bridge very soon. Also, the global standing of Bangladesh will rise by steps once the bridge is completed.