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Expressway to couple twenty-six dists with Dhaka

The supervision is all set to erect a 34-km-long towering expressway for $2 billion to couple a collateral with twenty-six districts in a north as well as south-west of a country.
The illusive lane for a two-lane expressway, voiced to revoke travelling time to a good border in future, would begin from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as well as pass by Abdullahpur-Ashulia-EPZ-Chandra main main road mezzanine joining a Savar Martyrs Monument. It would be an prolongation to a country’s initial towering expressway.
The communications ministry’s overpass multiplication intends to name intensity general investors for appropriation as well as putting up a second towering expressway upon a public-private partnership (PPP) basis.
An central of a overpass multiplication told The Independent which a expressway would be a critical partial of a Asian Highway Routes in Bangladesh. He pronounced it would promote burden transformation from Nepal, Bhutan as well as north-eastern India to as well as by Bangladesh by upon condition which an critical as well as softened ride couple to a Trans-Asia highway.
He additionally pronounced a overpass multiplication had already perceived a pre-feasibility investigate inform from a Bangladesh University of Engineering as well as Technology (BUET) in this regard.
“We have invited bids from heading building a whole firms as well as investors to begin a plan early 2012 as well as finish it by 2014,” he said.
“The firms as well as investors should have claim knowledge as well as education in financing as well as constructing towering expressways together with towering roads, towering railways, bridges, flyovers, viaducts as well as interchanges upon a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) or build-operate-transfer (BOT) or open in isolation partnership (PPP) basis, with a total worth of not reduction than US $500 million over a final twelve years,” he added.
The central additionally pronounced investors for a plan would be comparison by an general rival behest routine from a pool of field who contingency encounter a criteria set onward in a pre-qualification document. He combined which comparison investors would be supposing Request for Proposal (RFP) for technical as well as monetary behest for a project.
In a bid to inspire transformation of open transports as well as high-occupancy vehicles in a expressway, a authorities might suggest favoured rates for them as well as have apart lanes for such vehicles, a central serve said.
At a Executive Committee of a National Economic Council (ECNEC) assembly hold upon Feb 24, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina educated a authorities endangered to take up building a whole of a country’s initial towering expressway underneath PPP.
Work was due in Apr as well as is approaching to be finished inside of 2014. A Thailand-based building a whole company, Ital-Thai Company Limited, is constructing a 21-km-long Dhaka Elevated Expressway for Tk. 8,703 crore.
The due second expressway would bond to a initial a single during Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

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