Monday, October 5, 2009

Bangladsh, Bangabandhu Bridge (contd-2)

After so long decisions the imagination of Maulana Abdul Hamid khan Bhasani of 1949 was going to be imlimented by an act in the parliament By President H.m.Ershad on July 3, 1985 and some of money of Tk 5.08 billion was collected by another act in the same year.
In 1986, phase-I feasibility study for the bridge was carried out when the site between Sirajganj (Birth place of Poet Rajanikanta) Bhuapur, Tangail (birth place of great-grandfather of Rajanikanta) was found to be the best. Between 1987 and 1989 , the phase-II feasibility study was was carried out when a road-cum-rail-power bridge was found both economically and technically viable. Funding arrangements of the bridge were finally made with IDA, ADBand JBIC (formerly known as (OECF) of Japan by the Govt. of Bangladeshin 1992. Tenders were invited through international biddingfor constructioncontractsin 1993. Contracts for the bridge, river training work and two approach roads were awardedin March, 1994. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid on 10 April, 1994. Physical implementation of the project commenced on 15 oct, 1994. and all the components except gas transmission line were conpleted by June, 1998. The bridge was opened for traffic 0n 23 June,1998.

Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge was constructed at a cost of $962 million. The cost of construction was shared by IDA, ADB and OECF of Japan, and the Govt of Bangladesh. Of the total, IDA, ADB,and OECF supplied 22% each, adn the remaining 34 % was borne by Bangladesh. The component of the project's cost as per given pie chart.

South Toll Plaza, Jamuna Bridge