Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said the World Bank must act over the false graft allegation in the Padma Bridge project to regain the confidence of Bangladesh as well as other countries of the world, reports UNB.
“There should be a remedy to what the World Bank did with Bangladesh based only on suspicion. It (WB) can offer remedy either providing compensation to Bangladesh or taking actions against its officials who did the injustice to Bangladesh," he said.
The minister was talking to reporters after inaugurating a training course for district and session's judges at the Judicial Administration Training Institute in the city.
Replying to a query, he said the WB is not above law, “Those who were defamed can certainly go for actions," he said.
Anisul also said the Awami League-led 14-party alliance has demanded US$ 1 billion as compensation. “The remedy can be in the form of compensation," he added.
On February 10, a Canada court cleared two former officials of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and a Bangladeshi-Canadian businessman of the charge of planning to bribe Bangladeshi officials to secure a consultancy contract in the Padma Bridge project, in which the World Bank was one of the financiers.