Bangladesh: SASEC Railway Connectivity: Akhaura-Laksam Double Track Project

Traveling by railway in Bangladesh is more safe, energy efficient, environment-friendly and reliable compared with other modes of transport. This project aims to improve transport connectivity within Bangladesh, and between Bangladesh and India, boosting Bangladesh Railway's market share in freight services by upgrading critical sections.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval30 Sep 2014
Funding TypeLoan
CountryBangladesh
SectorTransport/Rail
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$630 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Upgraded railway infrastructure

Improved capacity of Bangladesh Railway in project management and implementation

Improved project implementation unit in Bangladesh Railway

FINANCING

$400 million (Asian Development Bank)

$105 million (Asian Development Fund)

$125 million (Government of Bangladesh)