Bangladesh: Mymensingh Kewatkhali Bridge Project (AIIB-0000163)

  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Mymensingh city
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 1, 2019
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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)
$ 152.60 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 235.10 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Oct 2, 2018

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Project Description

The objective is to address cross-river bottlenecks at strategic locations.

AIIB document states that the proposed project consists of two components:
1. Construction works and consulting services. The project will support the construction of Kewatkhali Bridge about 900 meters in length and approach road about six kilometers in length. Other ancillary works to make the project bridge fully functional are also included, e.g., installation for traffic management equipment and traffic surveillance, construction for O&M facilities, and tolling and communication systems.
2. Project management support 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
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Government of Bangladesh US$ 82.5 million

Contact Information
Luquan Tian
Project Team 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


In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.