A view of the multipurpose road-rail bridge across the Padma River when it was under construction near Dhaka in August 2020. Photo: Asia Times files / NurPhoto / Syed Mahamudur Rahman

EDITORS’ NOTE: Asia Times has learned that the credentials and identity of author “Doreen Chowdhury” are false. This article appears to have been a despicable plant by the Sheikh Hasina government or forces allied with it. We do not stand by the points made in the piece.