“We’ve proved, we can”: PM

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Under construction Padma Bridge

PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina beamed with exaltation and cheer at the first installation of a span on the country’s biggest infrastructure Padma Bridge project.

“Yes, we’ve proved, we can … I’m very happy,” she said while exchanging views with leaders of Awami League and its front organizations representing different state-chapters of the United States at Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sunday evening.

“We, the Bengalee nation fought and liberated the country … we can do whatever we want as we have honest will and determination,” the premier said in an emotion-charged voice.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

He said defying doctors’ advice for complete rest after her gallbladder surgery, the premier met with her party leaders who were desperate to have a glimpse of their beloved leader.

Sheikh Hasina recalled her government’s decision to finance the mega project from its own fund in the wake of hostilities and conspiracies from different powerful quarters including the World Bank that withdrew its loans from the bridge on false and fictitious charge of corruption.