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
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Financing||Public sector (Sovereign)|
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.|
|Subsector||Road transport (non-urban)|
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Indigenous People: C
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