46168-001: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Railway Connectivity: Akhaura-Laksam Double Track Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project will support the Government of Bangladesh in upgrading the 72-kilometer (km) Akhaura Laksam section of the Dhaka Chittagong railway corridor to a double track railway line with modern signaling equipment. The section is part of a major subregional corridor and the Trans-Asia Railway network. The project will also (i) improve 11 railway stations and (ii) strengthen the capacity of the railway sector in project management and implementation as well as in accessing climate ... Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 46168-001
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers TA No. 8731
Loan No. 3169
Loan No. 3170
Loan No. -
Approval Date 30 Sep 2014
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 505,600
Sector Transport
Subsector Rail transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: C


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