Bangladesh bridge project to cost more

An important Bangladesh bridge project is set to cost more.
Finance & Funding / May 1, 2023 35 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
The new Padma Bridge in Bangladesh will be delivered later than originally planned, while it will also be more costly - image courtesy of © Woravit

Construction of the Padma Bridge project in Bangladesh now looks likely to cost more than planned, while the completion deadline has also been extended. The project will now cost US$226.6 million, with its completion now expected in mid-2024. This has been approved by the Executive Committee of national Economic Council (ECNEC) of Bangladesh.

The Padma Bridge is 6.15km multipurpose road-rail bridge spanning the Padma River. When completed it will be the largest bridge in Bangladesh and the first fixed river crossing for road traffic. It will connect Louhajong, Munshiganj to Shariatpur and Madaripur, linking the south-west of the country, to northern and eastern regions.