35049-023: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project ( formerly Padma Multipurpose Bridge Engineering TA Loan)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Description

The southwest zone of Bangladesh is separated from other parts of the country, especially from the north central zone where the national capital of Dhaka is located, by the Padma river. Although there have been improvements and developments of the road network of the southwest zone, links with the rest of the country across the Padma river are still via ferries. Transport capacity of ferry services is very limited, and waiting time at ferry ghats is about one hour for buses/light vehicles and tw... Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 35049-023
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 2375
Approval Date 05 Dec 2007
Closing Date 15 Dec 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 17,600
Geographical Location The TA loan will facilitate project preparation to construct the Padma Bridge connecting the economically depressed southwest zone to the economically more advanced eastern zone of Bangladesh.
Sector / Subsector Classification Transport and ICT
/ Road Transport
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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Responsible ADB Officer
Hideaki Iwasaki
Email contact

Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Transport and Communications Division, SARD

Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Bridge Authority
Md. Rafiqul Islam

PDS Creation Date
12 Sep 2008

Last PDS Update
05 Mar 2013

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