‘Padma Bridge can boost investment in country’s southern region’

Speakers at a programme here today said the
long-cherished Padma Bridge can help to boost investment in the country’s
south region.

Investors become ready to invest here as communication has improved after the
completion of Padma Bridge, they said while speaking at a workshop styled
“Possibility of Development in Khulna: Perspective Padma Bridge” held at the
deputy commissioner’s conference room in the city.

Senior Secretary of Public Affairs Ministry KM Ali Azam addressed the meeting
as the chief guest with deputy commissioner Md Moniruzzaman Talukder in the

Principal of Government Brajalal College addressed as special guest while
Professor Dr Tarun Kanti Ghosh of Business Administration Discipline
presented the keynote paper.

Professor of Economic Discipline of Khulna University Dr Khan Mehedi Hasan
and associate professor of Architecture Discipline of Khulna University
architect S M Nazim Uddin Payel addressed as main discussants on the key note

Freedom fighters, stakeholders, industrialists, entrepreneurs, tour
operators, Mongla Port users, representatives of Khulna Chamber of Commerce
Industry, Khulna Development Authority, NGO personnel, environment
specialists, educationists, journalists, government officials, among others,
participated in the workshop.

Speakers hoped that Padma Bridge will create employment opportunities for
thousands of people living in the country’s southwestern region.

Noting that the Padma Bridge is a symbol of the expectation of the people
living in Khulna region,the chief guest said people can now reach Dhaka from
Khulna in less time, while industries will be set up here centering Padma
Bridge and employment opportunities will be created for several millions.

Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for construction of
Padma Bridge, he said the government is working tirelessly to create
potential investment facilities.

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