Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka congratulate Bangladesh on Padma bridge inauguration

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is inaugurating Padma Bridge on 25 JuneFile photo

The president of the Maldives, prime minister of Bhutan, and president of Sri Lanka have congratulated prime minister Sheikh Hasina on the inauguration of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge on Saturday, reports news agency UNB.

Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said successful completion of the bridge is a testament of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership, dedication and commitment to the development of Bangladesh.

Bhutan prime minister Lotay Tshering said the iconic road-rail structure will go a long way in intensifying economic activities of Bangladesh and beyond.

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the bridge will positively contribute to the connectivity and inclusivity of Bangladesh enhancing its economic and industrial progress.

The Padma Bridge has connected around one-third of Bangladesh’s land area, entangled with rivers, to the capital.