Nat’l Seminar on the Padma Bridge held
Guests are attending a National Padma Bridge Seminar titled “The Construction of Padma Bridge by Sheikh Hasina: A Historic Victory for Bangladesh as well as Developing Countries in the Global System” at CIRDAP Auditorium in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age Photo
Jatiya Sangsad Chairman Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said on Saturday that the Padma Bridge would open a new door of multidimensional economic potential in the country.
“The Padma Bridge is the perfect reflection of the honesty, indomitable courage, determination and wisdom of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the Nation Father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” she said. by speaking as a main guest at a national seminar at the CIRDAP Auditorium in Dhaka.
The Awami League Information and Research Sub-Committee organized the National Seminar titled “The Construction of Padma Bridge by Sheikh Hasina: A Historic Victory for Bangladesh as well as Developing Countries in the Global System”.
Chaired by Prime Minister Mashiur Rahman’s Economic Affairs Advisor, the seminar was also addressed by, among others, Minister of State for Planning Samsul Alam, Economist M Kholiquzzaman, former Chief Commissioner for information Golam Rahman and former Vice Chancellor of BRAC University and Water Resources Management. and international climate change expert Ainun Nishat.
Bangladesh Awami League Secretary for Information and Research, Selim Mahmood, delivered the seminar’s keynote address.
The speaker congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for completing the construction of the long-cherished Padma Bridge.
Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s statement, the speaker said: “Padma Bridge is not just a bridge made of bricks and stones, it is connected with passion, self-confidence, love and pride of millions of Bengalis”.
“This bridge is the perfect reflection of the people’s confidence in the Prime Minister. Therefore, the construction of the Padma Bridge is a symbol of this country’s recovery, a symbol of self-reliance, a symbol of not accepting defeat and a symbol of victory,” Shirin said.
She said the Padma Bridge will revolutionize the industry by linking the ports of Mongla and Payra. The bridge will contribute to the country’s overall GDP growth by creating business opportunities at the national and international levels, especially in South Asia, and improve the socio-economic and living standards of people in the Southwest, he said. she stated.
The speaker wished that the bridge be seen as a milestone for the development of the unfortunate people of the bank of the Padma River.
Shirin said the Padma Bridge was proof of Bangladesh’s progress in defeating all conspiracies, adding, “The World Bank withdrew its funding from the Padma Bridge based on the notion of corruption. Such a conspiratorial decision is in direct contradiction to the goals and objectives of the World Bank.
She said no obstacle could hold back the Bengali nation. The country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, never lowered his head on the issue of the language movement, Bangladeshi independence and people’s rights.
“As a result, we got the Bengali language and independence. Likewise, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave the dream of the Padma Bridge to the people of Bangladesh, destroying hundreds of obstacles,” Shirin said.
Referring to her son and daughter’s remarks on the Padma Bridge, she said that the new generation thinks that the Padma Bridge is a wake-up call for self-reliance.
“The Padma Bridge is a combined effort of strong leadership and strong unity. This awareness of the younger generation will lift Bangladesh to a unique height – Bangladesh will move forward,” the speaker said.
Eminent personalities, leaders and workers from different levels of the Awami League, guests and senior officials from the Jatiya Sangsad secretariat and media personalities joined the seminar.