Chinese consortium to implement Rampura-Amulia-Demra 4-lane highway

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Chinese consortium to implement Rampura-Amulia-Demra 4-lane highway

 

DHAKA, Nov 10, 2021 (BSS) –

 

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
(CCEA) today approved a proposal in principle for appointing a Chinese
consortium as the investor for implementing the Rampura-Amulia-Demra highway
project into four lane under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.

The approval came from the 32nd meeting of the CCEA this year held today
with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, the Finance Minister
informed that the Consortium of China Communications Construction Company Ltd
(CCCCL) and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) will implement the
upgradation of four-lane project on PPP basis under the Road Transport and
Highways Division.

He informed that the estimated cost of the project is around Taka 2,093
crore which would be entirely invested by the Chinese consortium.

Besides, the consortium will also maintain the highway for 25 years, he
added.

Kamal said the meeting approved another proposal in principle for
delisting the project on construction of flyover from Shantinagar to Dhaka-
Mawa Road (Jhilmeel) under RAJUK from the PPP list.

He informed that the concerned Ministry of Housing and Public Works has
proposed for withdrawing the project from the PPP list since the context of
the project has been changed after its formulation 15 years back.

He said the assessment of the project was also not done accordingly for
which the concerned Ministry has eventually withdrawn it.

When asked whether the flyover would be built in that place, he said the
flyover would be needed there in a different way for which all would have to
wait a bit more.

He, however, opined that the government has enough capacity to implement
such kind of projects.

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