Funding has been secured for the project to build the new Kewatkhali Bridge in Bangladesh. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is providing a loan of US$260 million for the project.
Construction of the new bridge will help reduce journey times in Mymensingh and the project is of note as the link will be the first arch steel bridge in Bangladesh. To ensure the proper maintenance and longevity of the structure it will feature bridge health monitoring technology, providing data on its condition in real time.
Mymensingh lies some 120km to the north of capital Dhaka and is a major hub for the north of Bangladesh.