Bangladesh: SASEC Dhaka-Northwest Corridor Road Project, Phase 2 - Tranche 1

The project will improve the road connectivity and efficiency of the Dhaka-Northwest international trade corridor, the second busiest artery in Bangladesh, after the Dhaka-Chittagong road. At the northwestern end of the corridor is the Burimari Land Port, which provides a gateway to Bhutan through India. Improving the transport infrastructure is expected to significantly increase trade in the land port.

PROJECT DETAILS

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

22 Nov 2017

Loan

Bangladesh

Transport/Road

Ongoing

$713.92 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Elenga–Hatikumrul–Rangpur section of Dhaka-Northwest Corridor upgraded, including 190 km of road improved with climate resilient design, and gender-responsive infrastructure constructed

Road and Highway Department’s institutional capacity in road operation and management enhanced

70 km of road upgraded with stronger road safety and gender features, including flyovers, bridges for slow-moving vehicles, underpasses, and 30 km of footpath.

FINANCING

$300 million (Asian Development Bank)

$171.4 million (Government of Bangladesh)

$242.52 million (Japan International Cooperation Agency)