Dhaka East-West Elevated Expressway to be built on PPP

News Desk :
The government on Wednesday approved a proposal in principle to implement the Dhaka East-West Elevated Expressway project to be built on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis to minimize the traffic congestion in Dhaka and adjacent areas, reports BSS.
The approval came from the 34th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in this year held on Wednesday virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said that many companies are now showing their interest to be associated with this project and once the tender is floated, the responsive bidders would be selected through competition.
Arefin also said after the tender process, the proposal would then come before the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP).
The expressway would be elevated while the estimated cost of the expressway is around Tk16,000 crore, he added.
Answering a question, Arefin mentioned that the possible route of the expressway is Dhaka-Aricha (Boliarpur) to Lalgalbandh of Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj via Keraniganj, Narayanganj Sadar and Bandar upazila.