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Bangladesh has revived its plan to bridge the Ganges

Bangladesh is hoping the World Bank will finance its ambitious plan to build a bridge across the Ganges, the biggest infrastructure project in the country's history.

The government believes the bridge, which is designed to carry four lanes of traffic and a rail line, will boost the economy by linking the undeveloped south with the capital Dhaka.

The World Bank cancelled its agreement to issue a loan for the project in June, but as the BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports, the institution could revive its financing if the government addresses concerns about corruption.

  • 24 Sep 2012