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In 2014, the government of Bangladesh’s decision to award Padma bridge rail link project to China Major Bridge Engineering Company (CMBEC) as the World Bank (WB), in 2012, withdrew funding for this project citing concerns over corruption among regional government officials. Padma Bridge project, connecting Dhaka to Jessore via Padma Bridge, started in 2016. With […]

Bangladesh saw the BRI offered a great opportunity for socio-economic and infrastructure development whereas India has been wary of Chinese investment in the neighbouring state. Like other small countries in BRI, Bangladesh is struggling to strike a balance between maintaining its relationship with other great powers. Source https://merics.org/en/short-analysis/bri-bangladesh-walking-tightrope-between-beijing-and-delhi