Dhaka-Jessore Railway (Construction)

Padma Bridge Rail Link Dhaka-Jessore Railway

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Preparatory Works

Total Reported Cost

3.4 billion USD

Initiatives

Start Date

2016

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

2022

Contractors

Consultants

Funders

Source(s) Amount
None
None
2,600,000,000 USD
None

Description

The Padma Bridge Rail Link (also known as the Dhaka-Jessore Railway) connects Dhaka and Jessore via the Padma Bridge in Bangladesh. In February 2015, the government completed feasibility studies and designing work for the project. In July 2016 the Bangladeshi government granted approval to the China Railway Group to build the rail line, and in August 2016 the China Railway Construction Corporation signed an official construction contract. In February 2018, the Export-Import Bank of China also committed funds for the project. The project is being developed in 2 phases. The first is an 82 kilometer section from Dhaka to Bhanga, and the second is a Bhanga to Jessore Section.

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