20 July 2005
The proposed Padma Bridge is highlighted in a new statement of co-operation issued jointly by the governments of Japan and Bangladesh. In the statement, the governments express their determination to build co-operative relations in more than a dozen areas. The list includes the Padma Bridge: Japan conveyed its intention to give due consideration to to Bangladesh's request for assistance. No agreement on financing has yet been signed by Japan. The bridge over the Padma River would be some 6km long and the client for the project is the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority.