'The Awami League government has undertaken a plan to construct elevated expressway road, aiming to remove traffic jams from Dhaka and ensure safer roads'
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said construction of 46.73km Dhaka Elevated Expressway will be completed by the year 2020.
Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday was responding to a question from AKM Rahmatullah MP of Dhaka-11 in the parliament.
She said: “Construction of 1,189 working pile driving, 236 pile cap, 20 cross beam, 119 column and 150 eye girder have so far been completed.”
The Prime Minister said: “The elevated expressway is being constructed along with ramps from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Kutubkhali point of Dhaka-Chittagong highway via Kuril, Banani, Mohakhali, Tejgaon, Sonargaon Hotel, Palashi, Moghbazar and Kamalapur,” reports BSS.
The Awami League government has undertaken a plan to construct elevated expressway road, aiming to remove traffic jams from Dhaka and ensure safer roads,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the elevated expressway is being constructed under the Public-Private-Partnership method and is funded by Italian-Thai Development Company Ltd.
“Bangladesh government is providing 27% viability gap funding (VGF) tothe project.” Hasina added.
Sheikh Hasina further said: “The government has also decided to construct a 39.24km Dhaka-East-West Elevated Expressway at a cost of Tk16,389 crore, under G-to-G (BOOT)method along with finance.”
The Malaysian government submitted a proposal to construct the Dhaka-East-West Elevated Expressway under G-to-G (BOOT) method.
She said: “The government approved a 24km Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway to construct at a cost of Tk16, 901 crore, which would be implemented under G-to-G method.”
She also said: “A commercial agreement was signed with Chinese government’s nominated firm China National Import and Export Corporation (CMC) on November 29, 2017 to this end.”
“Bangladesh government will invest Tk5, 951.41 crore and Chinese Exim Bank will invest Tk10,949.90 crore, in the project,” the prime minister added.