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Upcoming Top 10 Mega Projects of Bangladesh

 

In the last ten years, many infrastructure development projects have been undertaken in the country. In the fiscal year 2019-20, Bangladesh has allocated 40,000 crore for 10 mega projects to strengthen the communication network and power & energy sector. The notable projects are the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna, Metro Rail project in Dhaka, elevated expressways, Dhaka Airport expansion project, Matarbari Deep Sea port, etc. Besides, the Padma Bridge, which is built with full state funding of BDT 30,193 crore will be functional by June 2022. In addition to these projects, the people of remote areas of the country now have better connectivity with urban and commercial centers.

1. Padma Multipurpose Bridge

Cost: Tk30,193 crore
Main Bridge Length: 6.15km
Construction Start: November 2014
End date: June 2022(expected)

2. Dhaka Metro Rail

Total Cost: Tk21,985.07 crore
Carry: 60,000 passengers per hour
Construction Start: July, 2012
End date: 2024 (MRT Line 6) (estimated)

3. Padma Rail Link

Total length: 169 km
Construction start: July 2018
Cost: Tk 39,246 crore
End Date: 2024 estimated

4.Matarbari Deep Sea Port

Construction start: November 2020
Cost: 17,775 crore
Container Capacity: 2.8 Million TEUs
End date: 2026 (Estimated)

5. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Terminal 3

Worth: 21,300 Crore
Start: December 29 2019`
Land Area: 542,ooo square meter
Carry: 12 million per year
End -2023

6. Dhaka Elevated Expressway

Start- January 1, 2020
End date- June 2023
Cost: 8,940 Crore
Length- 19.73 km

7. Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Start- November 2017 Rooppur 1
Open Date: Rooppur 1- 2023. Rooppur 2- 2025
Cost- 1,13,000 Crore BDT
Capacity – 2400 MW

8. Dhaka to Chittagong Express Railway

Length- 227.3 km
Cost- (Tk) 96,752 crore
Speed- 300km/hr
Carry: 100,000/daily

9. Karnaphuli Tunnel

Start: December 2016
End-December 2022.
Length- main tunnel is 3.32km
Cost: Tk10,374 crore.

10. Bangabandhu Railway Bridge Project

Strat: November 29, 2020
End: August 2024
Length:4.8km
Cost: Tk16,780.95 crore

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