Bangladesh: Hatikumrul-Bonpara-Jhenaida Phase I Road Improvement Project (AIIB-000366)

  • Bangladesh
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Government of India
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 333.90 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 494.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank's website, "The Project will upgrade a 57.2 km section of existing two-lane road from Bonpara to Jhenaida to four lanes, add slow-moving vehicle traffic lanes on both sides of the main carriageway, and provide optical fiber cable (OFC) to expand the country's broadband connectivity and enable "smart highways" along the project alignment. The loan will finance road construction, OFC, consulting services, training and capacity building, equipment purchase, and ITS systems."

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Government of Bangladesh USD 160.3 million

Contact Information

Roberto Salgado, Investment Operations Specialist – Transport

Md. Shahriar Kader SiddikyJoint Secretary
Economic Relations Division
Ministry of Finance

Implementation Agency
Quazi Shahriar Hossain
Roads and Highways Department
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
People’s Republic of Bangladesh


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