Dhaka-Sylhet Road (Widening and Rehabilitation)

Expansion of Dhaka-Sylhet Road to Four-Lane Highway

Locations

Type

Road

Status

Started

Total Reported Cost

2.2 billion USD

Initiatives

Start Date

2016

Start of Construction

2017

Planned Completion Date

2018

Contractors

Consultants

Funders

Source(s) Amount
None USD
None

Description

This project involves upgrading the 226 kilometer long Dhaka-Sylhet road into a four-lane highway. It is being upgraded as part of the ongoing reform works on 3,813 kilometers of national highways to 4 lanes across Bangladesh. In October 2016, the China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd. (CHEC) was appointed to construct the road. Construction started in 2017, and was to be completed in 2018, but has run into roadblocks. In May 2017, CHEC found the proposal of the Bangladeshi government unfavorable and suggested it would withdraw from the project. In June 2017, CHEC demanded an additional USD 94 million to carry out the project.

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