South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhirasram Inland Container Depot Project (ADB-56172-002)

  • Bangladesh
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  • Transport
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$ 250.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 1, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 6, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the project is to develop a new inland container depot (ICD) in the north of Dhaka near Gazipur with rail link of 7.2km in length, replacing the existing Kamlapur ICD. Dhirasram Inland Container Depot (DICD) will be the largest ICD and the first ICD with public-private partnership component in Bangladesh. DICD will be operated and maintained by a private concessionaire. Institutional framework will be set up by the government where the Ministry of Railway and Bangladesh Railway will regulate and monitor DICD operation.

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A preliminary resettlement plan was prepared for the construction of the new rail link and inland container depot (ICD) from Pubail to Dhirasram railway stations and an ICD. The Project includes construction of new rail link (Approx. 7.20 km) between Pubail and Dhirasram railway stations and new ICD including ancillary works with the ICD including access for private sector investments (approx. 62.3 ha/153.9 ac.). It is anticipated that the project will need to acquire 84.3 ha (208.3 ac.) of land for the new rail line from Pubail to Dhirasram and one ICD in Dhirasram. More than 200 households are expected to be physically impacted by the project. The resettlement plan will be further enhanced to reflect a more defined area of impacts.

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Ordinary capital resources: US$ 250.00 million

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Bangladesh Railway Undisclosed -

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