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28 Aug

Opinion: The Padma Multi-Purpose Bridge

The much-anticipated Padma Multi-Purpose Bridge has opened, becoming the world’s 122nd longest bridge, and certainly, Bangladesh’s longest. The establishment of this magnificent infrastructure is especially significant because it will open up major possibilities, effectively bridging the gap between Bangladesh’s marginalized inhabitants in the south-western region and the rest of the country. Dr. Saiful Amin, a professor at BUET, gave a comprehensive interview to The Morning Reads to shed additional light on this effort. In relation to the Padma Multi-Purpose Bridge project, Dr. Amin cited three major construction obstacles. To begin with, piling the foundation in soft soil was a challenging undertaking. Furthermore, the river had to be trained to flow under the bridge because it is impossible to sustain a bridge...
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