According to housing sector insiders, the Padma Bridge, which is set to open on June 25th, will open a new horizon for developing Shariatpur’s housing sector as well as growing trade and business here.
Shariatpur traders were in a bad situation due to a variety of issues, including the global coronavirus crisis, and now all the traders around the Padma Bridge have found the courage to start over, according to general secretary of Shariatpur’s Palang Bazar Bonik Samity, Sadar Abdus Salam Bepari. AKM Ismail Haque, chairman of Naria upazila Parishad and president of Shariatpur Chamber of Commerce Industry, stated that development work in Shariatpur would begin three to four months after the Padma Bridge was inaugurated. In addition, Haque stated that the Padma Bridge will facilitate the development of various small and medium-sized industries, including garments, in Shariatpur.
He expects progress in the fisheries, livestock, and agriculture sectors, as well as an expansion of general business and increased investment. The massive infrastructure project, with the main bridge stretching 6.15 kilometers in length, is the largest and most difficult in the country’s history.