Bangladesh to Ease Transshipment of Goods with Road Widening Project

22 June 2017

The Bangladesh Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approved a road widening project for the 51 kilometer road from Ashuganj River Port to Akhaura Land Port used for transshipment of goods. The four-part project will comprise the

  • River port to Ashuganj intersection on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway;
  • Sarail intersection in Brahmanbaria;
  • Sarail to Dharkhar section; and
  • Dharkhar to Akhaura Land Port areas.

The road will be upgraded to four lanes to ease traffic and improve road safety. 16 bridges, 36 culverts, 10 foot bridges, 2 underpasses, and 2 rail overpasses will be built.

Around 200 trucks carrying Bangladesh exports, including goods bound for Agartala in Tripura, India, use this road daily.


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