Bangladesh: Sylhet to Tamabil Road Upgradation Project (AIIB-0000153)

  • Bangladesh
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Specific Location
Sylhet and Tamabil
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 268.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 268.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 435.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 5, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the AIIB, the objective of the proposed project is to improve cross-border connectivity between Bangladesh and India via a safe and efficient road link between Sylhet and Tamabil. The proposed project will result in: (a) reduced travel time for through traffic users (b) reduced number of traffic accidents and (c) increased number of populations with access to paved roads. Other intermediate indicators and the results monitoring framework to monitor the project progress and outcomes will be developed and finalized during appraisal.

Project components include:

1. Construction works. The project will support construction of road works, traffic engineering works and tolling facilities, e.g., installation of traffic management equipment and traffic surveillance, roadside service facilities, tolling and communication systems.

2. Consulting services. This component is comprised of two subcomponents, (a) for the project road, detailed design enhancements and construction supervision of the project and (b) for selected priority roads of Roads and Highways Department (RHD) network,feasibility studies (FS), environmental and social safeguards and preliminary designs.

3. Operation and Maintenance. This component will support the purchase essential equipment for RHD to introduce new technologies to improve O&M supply chain for Sylhet Division area.This essential equipment will also support private sector contractors and local communities to improve the efficiency and quality of maintenance works.

4. Project management supports and capacity building. This component is comprised of the project management costs of the project implementation unit. The project will also support the training, capacity building and institutional development of RHD for operating, managing and maintaining the RHD networks of the project division areas

Investment Description
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Government of Bangladesh US$ 167 million

Contact Information
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Luquan Tian
ProjectTeam Leader/Principal Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86-10-8358-0284
Dr. AKM Matiur Rahman
Joint Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance
Tel: +880(2) 9112162
Implementation Agency
Ebne Alam Hasan
Chief Engineer, Roads and Highways Department
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Tel: +880 (2) 8879299


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