Bangladesh: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project

The project will increase the capacity of the container terminal at the port of Chittagong and enable international port security and environmental standards to be met. In the medium term, the project will lead to lower shipping and port charges that will foster more international trade.


PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

20 Dec 2004

Loan

Bangladesh

Transport/Ports

Closed

$41.30 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Installation of a computerized container terminal management system, improved intra-port roads and bridges, and improved port area water quality

Activated ASYCUDA++, connected to the container terminal management system, including installation of container scanners

Access-controlled connector road built from Chittagong port access road to the two container terminals at the port of Chittagong

FINANCING

$30.6 million (Asian Development Bank)

$10.7 million (Government of Bangladesh)