Padma row ‘nearly’ solved: Muhith

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith says the government has ‘almost’ resolved the confusion with the World Bank over its funding of the much-hyped Padma bridge project.

“We’ve almost reached a solution. I can’t say anything more about it,” he told reporters on Sunday at the finance ministry.

He said the government is preparing a letter to clarify its position on the international money lender’s allegations of corruption in the project.

“Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s advisor Moshiur Rahman has been told to prepare the letter. He’ll send it to her after finishing it.”

He said, “I’ll send it to the World Bank vice-president after it comes to me. Afterwards, the government will issue a press note in this regard.”

He also said that all of these would happen this week.


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