German Ambassador Achim Tröster has said that Padma Bridge is not only connecting two riversides, it is a "symbol for connecting Bangladesh’s past with a bright future."
Prime Mimister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated this longest bridge of Bangladesh on Saturday.
"First of all, I would like to congratulate the people of Bangladesh and the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for making the long cherished Padma Bridge a reality," the ambassador said in a Facebook post.
"This is really a milestone in the history of Bangladesh’s remarkable development. This huge and beautiful bridge is a technical masterpiece and gives evidence to the whole world of what Bangladesh is capable of achieving.
"It is now visible for everybody that Bangladesh has definitely left behind the status of a Least Developed Country.
"Personally, I am very delighted to be a part of this historic inauguration.
Bridges are important elements for connection, cooperation and growth. Padma Bridge is a vital project in the national road network of Bangladesh.
"This 6.15km bridge will not only support an area that has been poorly served by the road network. It will also accelerate socio-economic development of millions of people in the Southwestern part of the country. It will immensely contribute to trade, tourism, investment and regional connectivity. Bangladesh has every reason to be proud of that hugely impressive bridge," he said.