Amlan Dey Avik | Ananda Mohan College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh |
The Padma Multipurpose Bridge stands as Bangladesh's largest infrastructure project, serving as a vital link between the Mawa and Janjira banks of the Padma River. By connecting the southwestern districts of Madaripur, Shariatpur, Faridpur, Jessore, and Barisal with the northern and eastern regions of the country, this remarkable project yields profound ramifications for the entire nation, ensuring socio-economic development in the south-west of Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh has made a substantial investment of approximately 3.6 billion USD in this monumental undertaking, aligning it with long-term objectives. However, to realize the anticipated returns from the bridge, meticulous monitoring and evaluation of the infrastructure's performance are imperative. While the construction of this bridge stands as a remarkable achievement for the government, its true value will only be realized through efficient management and governance. In this paper, the evaluation of this mega project is conducted based on statistics, data, and previously researched topics to assess its overall impact on the country. The conclusion reached is that proper maintenance will eventually secure GDP growth in the long run and make "Delta Plan 2100" a reality.