BNP will be invited to Padma Bridge opening: Quader

BNP will be invited to Padma Bridge opening: Quader

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 21:00 24 May 2022   Updated: 21:07 24 May 2022

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader; File Photo

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader; File Photo

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said local and foreign guests, as well as BNP leaders, will be invited during the inauguration of Padma Bridge.

He made the remarks after a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in the capital on Tuesday to fix the date of the inauguration of the Padma Bridge.

Obaidul Quader said the Padma Bridge will be opened for traffic on June 25. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Padma Bridge at 10 am on that day.

Asked by reporters whether the BNP would be invited on that day, Awami League General Secretary said, “Everyone will be invited. I will give (invitation) to those who speak against it more.”

Mentioning that the bridge will be named after the Padma River on the instructions of the Prime Minister, the Bridges minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has signed the summary setting the date of inauguration. However, without signing the naming summary, she (Prime Minister) said the Padma Bridge will be named after the Padma River.

Obaidul Quader also said a public meeting will be held at Mawa end and Jajira end on the occasion of the inauguration of Padma Bridge.

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