35049-023: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project ( formerly Padma Multipurpose Bridge Engineering TA Loan)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The southwest zone of Bangladesh is separated from other parts of the country, especially from the north central zone where the national capital of Dhaka is located, by the Padma river. Although there have been improvements and developments of the road network of the southwest zone, links with the rest of the country across the Padma river are still via ferries. Transport capacity of ferry services is very limited, and waiting time at ferry ghats is about one hour for buses/light vehicles ... Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 35049-023
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 2375
Approval Date 05 Dec 2007
Closing Date 15 Dec 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 17,600
Geographical Location The TA loan will facilitate project preparation to construct the Padma Bridge connecting the economically depressed southwest zone to the economically more advanced eastern zone of Bangladesh.
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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