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Padma Bridge

Padma Bridge is a key arrangement to the broadened advancement of the southern region of Bangladesh. It is going to connect Louhajong to Shariatpur and Madaripur as well as the southwest part to the northern and the southern region of the country. The construction journey was started by China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited on 7 December 2014. The whole construction is supposed to be completed by 2022. The two-level steel truss bridge is 6.15 km long and 18.10 m wide. It will include a four-lane railway. The bridge will have 41 spans, and 42 Pillars in total with each being 150-kilometer-long and it will be able to carry 3140 tons' weights. The whole project cost is estimated to be US 3.868 Billion (Including VAT and IT). The construction of the Padma Bridge will create a huge impact on employment reduction. The bridge will increase 1.2% in the total GDP as well as a 35% increase in the gross production from the Southern region. Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate this bridge on 25 June 2022.

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