LONDON: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said there is no need to collect extra toll to construct the Padma Bridge.
Addressing the expatriates, she said, “Increase the amount of your regular remittance. A huge fund will be raised from your increased remittances.”
The Premier came up with the urge while attending an ifter party organized by UK Awami League at a city hotel on Saturday.
She said, “The World Bank has cancelled its funding on the basis of a false allegation. But, they failed to present any proof in their favour despite of our request.”
“We have freed our country through the independent war. We are the nation of braves and will construct the Bridge without the help of others”, she added.
She informed, “We have already completed all proceedings and spent Tk. 1500 crore in this regard.”
Urging the expatriates to invest in Bangladesh, she said, “The present investment environment of the country is better than any previous time.”
Meanwhile, she expressed her gratefulness towards the expatriates for extending their support for Bangabandhu and the country in every crisis period.
Among others, PM’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy and niece Tulip Siddique were present during the ifter party.
BDST: 1437 HRS, JUL 29, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor
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