Bangladeshis to see end of boats-only experience in river-corssing traffic as China helps build new bridge (3)

(Xinhua) 08:25, September 27, 2021

Aerial photo taken on July 18, 2021 shows a construction site of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. For Bangladeshis, a dream is coming true. The history of crossing the mighty Padma river between dozens of districts in southern Bangladesh and the capital of Dhaka only by ferries or boats is all set to end. The mega multipurpose road-rail bridge dubbed the "Dream Padma Bridge" of Bangladesh is nearing completion after workers overcame tons of hurdles, including challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The huge infrastructure, with the main bridge spanning 6.15 km in length, is undertaken by China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC). It is the largest and most challenging infrastructure project in Bangladesh's history. (Xinhua)


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