Western Economic Corridor and Regional Enhancement Program (WB-P169880)

  • Bangladesh
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 2020
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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)
$ 400.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 735.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 18, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "the proposed program will comprise of upgrading 260km of existing highway corridor11(hereafter referred to as the “program corridor”); upgrading and rehabilitating feeder roads; complementary logistics infrastructure improvements; and road sector modernization and capacity building. The program will also support the laying of Optical Fiber/Utility duct alongthe program corridor and selected feeder roads. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will also support the program and finance the upgrading of 160Km (Jhenaidah-Bonpara–Hatikumrul) of the program corridor through a parallel financing arrangement."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)


  • IDA Credit US$ 400 million
  • IDA Guarantee US$ 180 million
  • Borrower/Recipient US$ 35 million
  • Unguaranteed Commercial Financing US$ 120 million
Contact Information

World Bank
Rajesh Rohatgi, Jan Erik Nora, Satheesh Kumar Sundararajan
Senior Transport Specialist

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Roads and Highways Department (RHD)
Riaz Jaber, Additional Chief Engineer

Local Government Engineering Department (LGED)
Shahriar Abu, Project Director


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