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Bangladesh capital's elevated expressway to be completed by 2013

06-18-2010 15:59 BJT

DHAKA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government has planned to complete the first phase work of a total of 32.20 km long proposed elevated expressway in capital Dhaka under a project by the end of 2013, the country's Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain said Thursday.

Hossain said the project aims at improving the road connectivity and link the northern part of Dhaka city with the central, south and southeastern part.

The government is considering to sign a concession deal with successful investors by December this year in this regard, he said adding they have short-listed four companies out of nine, for the task.

Bangladesh Bridge Authority under the country's Ministry of Communications has already given advertisement requesting Expression of Interest from potential investors.

At the time of the current fiscal year 2009-10 (July 2009-June 2010) budget, the Bangladeshi government estimated that the cost of this project would be about 1.23 billion U.S. dollars.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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