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Old May 29th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #121
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Must be very smooth drive on the roads. How about the toll rate ? How much it costs to travel by expressway from Dhaka to CTG ? ( in taka )
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Work on Padma Bridge begins in new fiscal year

Construction of the gigantic Padma bridge will start in the 2008-09 fiscal year, beginning next month, involving an estimated cost of Tk 85.88 billion. Of the total amount, donors and international development agencies will provide Tk 55.83 billion under Project Loan Assistance while government will spend Tk 30.05 billion. This was disclosed at a meeting on the construction of the bridge with Communications Adviser Major Gen. (Retd) MA Matin in the chair Monday.

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The length of the Padma bridge with four lanes would be around 5.58 kilometres. The bridge would be constructed in cable extra dodged method with rail lines. The people of 19 southern districts would be benefited through the bridge.
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Great news. That would be the last major road link would it not? Padma / Ganges is the last major river without a automobile bridge. For the first time ever it would be possible to drive to all parts of the country without a car ferry.

Where exactly is this bridge going to be built?
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The length of the Padma bridge with four lanes would be around 5.58 kilometres. The bridge would be constructed in cable extra dodged method with rail lines. The people of 19 southern districts would be benefited through the bridge.
5.58 km sounds good...longer than Jamuna Bridge which is 4.8 km in length.
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5.58 km sounds good...longer than Jamuna Bridge which is 4.8 km in length.
A little odd though. Jamuna is the widest river in BD before its confluence with Padma, and I am assuming that the Padma bridge will be upstream from that confluence.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #136
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That appears to be the best looking of all the bridges so far! I used to live in Charleston, SC, USA until 2005, and they just finished a similar bridge over there, which is a fine sight in person. This one should be great for BD both on aesthetic and utalitarian grounds. I still can't tell from the map where exactly it will be, however.
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Some more of Padma Bridge:




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Newspaper Article

Padma Bridge to push GDP by 1.2: Construction of 5.58km long and 25m wide project to start in 2010
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The proposed 5.58 kilometer long and 25 meter wide four-lane Padma Bridge, which will be built at Mawa-Janjira site over the mighty river Padma, will push the country's GDP by 1.2 per cent, according to Japanese experts.

The Japanese experts, who carried out an extensive feasibility study of the proposed Padma Bridge, said the Mawa-Janjira site was finally recommended, because of higher bankline stability, traffic forecast and rate of economic return.


Economic Internal Rate of Return has been estimated 15.13 percent. After opening the bridge in 2015, the traffic volume at Padma Bridge will reach 21,300 vehicles per day and 41,600 vehicles per day in 2025. It will induce 7,43,000 man per year employment opportunities.

The southwest region of the country would receive the biggest benefits from the bridge, they said.

The experts have recommended 'extradosed' type structure for the Padma Bridge with the provision of railway in the median.

The experts think that it will be possible to start the construction of the Padma Bridge in October 2010 and complete by March 2014. Construction of Jamuna Bridge took three years to be completed.

The Japanese experts, belonging to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Padma Bridge feasibility study team, yesterday explained various aspects of the proposed Padma Bridge at a seminar organised by JICA at a hotel in the city yesterday.

Communications Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda addressed the opening session of the seminar as the chief guest.

Hidetoshi Ukita, Charge d' Affaires of the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka and Akio Arai, Resident Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office addressed the seminar as guest of honour and special guest respectively.

With Communications Secretary Shafiqul Islam, the inaugural session was also attended by Professor Dr Yozo Fujino of Tokyo University, Chairman of JICA Advisory Committee, Minoru Shibuya, Team Leader of JICA Study Team, and AKM Shamsuddin, Executive Director of JMBA.

High officials from the Communications Ministry, different government departments, multilateral donor agencies, Embassy of Japan and JICA were present.

The total project cost of Padma Bridge has been estimated at US$ 1,257 million. It will take 54 months to be completed.

Of the amount, the foreign currency portion of US$ 895 million will be co-financed by foreign governments and international lending agencies, while the local currency portion of US$ 362 million will be provided by the Bangladesh government, said the experts.

Speaking on the occasion, Nazmul Huda said the government is very keen to start the project as soon as possible. Bangladesh has requested the Japan government to provide further assistance in the form of grants to complete a detailed design, preparation of tender and contract documents, and other related works for commencing the construction of the bridge.

The Communications Minister also requested the JICA Resident Representative to expedite the government's request for further assistance for detailed design work for the project.

He also indicated that Bangladesh would definitely seek assistance from the ADB, JBIC and WB.

Charge d' Affaires Hidetoshi Ukita said the Japan government's association with the Padma Bridge will further consolidate the existing tie of friendship and cooperation between Dhaka and Tokyo.

He said the construction of Padma Bridge with railway provision is most likely to bring about a revolution in the transportation network of the country's southwestern part. It is also expected to bring immense economic and social benefits to the people in the region.

With the bridge connecting the southwest to the central and other parts, he said investment and capital inflow will boost industrial and commercial activities and create increased economic and employment opportunities.

Ukita suggested that it is important to improve the regional and local road networks, including feeder roads to enhance the benefits of the bridge so that rural farmers can easily access quicker modes of transportation to carry their produces to various desired market centres, greatly eliminating the role of middlemen.

JICA Resident Representative Akio Arai said Japan is one of the largest development partners of Bangladesh and actively engaged in the country's development process since the independence in 1971.

He said based on an official request from the Bangladesh government to conduct a feasibility study on construction of Padma Bridge, the Japan government decided to conduct the study under the technical cooperation programme.

Arai also thanked the JMBA and other concerned agencies for their cooperation extended to the study team.

Conducting the environmental and social impact assessments, experts said the Padma Bridge construction would require to acquisition 616.5 ha of land (less than one-thirds of Jamuna Bridge project). Of the land, 554 hactres will be acquired at Janjira, while 62.5 hactres at Mawa. Over 35 percent of the total land will be required for bank protection works, while 25 percent of the land will be used for approach roads in Janjira.

A total of 12,163 meter long approach road, comprises 11,950m long and 25m wide embankment road at Janjira site and 213m long and 25m wide embankment at Mawa site.

Only 58 ponds and 74 ditches will be affected, causing fish production loss of 11 metric tons a year. Total agricultural loss will be 2,400 metric tons, amounting Tk 45 million a year.

The land acquisition and resettlement costs have been estimated at US$ 72 million.

Later, two technical sessions were held with BRAC University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury, Executive Director of BRAC respectively in the chair.

At the first technical session, Professor Y Fujino and a representative from the ADB made two separate presentations, while at the second technical session, eight topics on Bridge Engineering by K Matsuzawa, Highway Engineering by Y Tsujimoto, River Engineering by N Jitsuhiro, Environmental Impact Assessment by Dr N Islam, Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Framework by Dr M Zaman, Economic and Financial Evaluation by K Matsuda, Socio Economic Impact by M Homma and Implementation Plan, Conclusion and Recommendation by M Shibuya were presented.

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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #139
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From the map it looks like the Padma bridge will connect Dhaka division with Barisal division. Am I right?
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From the map it looks like the Padma bridge will connect Dhaka division with Barisal division. Am I right?
Of course it will connect to southwest of country, but I don't know exactly where the bridge is located (name of the place is Mawa - Janjira). However it won't be located inside Barisal division since Padma does not flow there. Padma borders Rajshahi and Khulna divisions, then flows inside Dhaka division until it meets Meghna.
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