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      09:24, April 04, 2019

Padma Bridge, Bangladesh

Construction of the core part of the Padma Bridge over the Padma River in Bangladesh is underway by China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co Ltd on Feb 21, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Padma Bridge, 25 meters in width and 10 km in length, will be built over the Padma River, one of the three major rivers in Bangladesh.

In June 2016, China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co Ltd was awarded a $1.55-billion contract by the Bangladeshi government to build the core structure of the bridge.

The bridge is the country's largest infrastructure project, as well as the largest foreign bridge project undertaken by Chinese companies in terms of total cost.

Once completed, travel time between the capital, Dhaka, and the southern city of Khulna will be shortened to about three hours from 13 hours.