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সর্ব-শেষ হাল-নাগাদ: ২১st August ২০২০

তেতুলিয়া ও কালাবাদোর নদীর উপর দিয়ে বরিশাল-ভোলা সড়কে ভোলা সেতু নির্মাণ

Project Name

Construction of Bhola Bridge on Barisal-Bhola road over the river Tetulia and Kalabador

Location

Bhola and Barisal Districts

Map

Estimated Cost

BDT 12916.00 crore (As per PDPP)

Main Objective

The main objective of the project is to establish direct road connectivity between main land Barisal and Bhola by constructing bridges over the river Tetulia and Kalabador.

Impact on economy & GDP

Bhola District is an administrative district (zila) in south-central Bangladesh, which includes Bhola Island, the largest island of Bangladesh. It is located in the Barisal Division and has an area of 3400 km².  with population of 20 lakh. It is bounded by Lakshmipur and Barisal Districts to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the south, by Lakshmipur and Noakhali districts, the (lower)  Meghna river and Shahbazpur Channel to the east and by Patuakhali District & the Tetulia river to the west.  The district consists of 7 upazilas, 60 union parishads, 409 mouzas, 460 villages, 5 municipalities, 45 wards and 62 mahallas. The total population of Bhola district is about 20lakh. The natural gas at Bhola which is being used to run a power station.

The island district Bhola is isolated from main land of Barisal district in absence of any road connectivity. The connection is currently poorly established through ferry crossing for goods vehicle at one location and a number of formal & informal boat crossings at a number of locations. This adversely affects the trade, economic as well as social life at Bhola.

 

After construction of this project, there will be a direct road connectivity between main land Barisal and Bhola by way of building a long bridge across the braided channels of Tetulia and Kalabador river. So, there will be enormous economic activities.

From the Techno-Economic analysis, it is observed that the bridge is economically viable. The EIRR value exceeds 15%. Completion of this project will bring enormous social and economic benefits to the people living in Bhola in particular and to southern part of the country in general. A Financial analysis considering toll collection at 1.5 times the current Ferry charges over next 25 years, however, showed the project to be financially unviable for such criteria (According to Feasibility Study Report)

Project Description

The main objective of the project is to establish direct road connectivity between main land Barisal and Bhola by constructing bridges over the river Tetulia and Kalabador.

 

In the feasibility study, three alignment options spreading over 25km along the island were examined. After examining various factors like connectivity, existing road network, construction cost, hydro-morphological nature of the streams the alignment near the existing ferry crossing of Laharhat and Veduria has been selected.

 

 Major activities under this project are as follows:

Bridge Type

200 meter span Concrete Extradosed Girder Bridge

Main Bridge

4.68 km

Width

19.70 m

Approach Bridge

4.902 km

Width

16.85 m

Approach Road

2 km

Bank Protection work

12 km

Land acquisition

500 ha

 

The construction work of Padma bridge is progressing and expected to be completed in June 2021. The impact of the proposed Bhola bridge will be reinforced by the Padma bridge. After implementation of the proposed bridge Bhola district will be directly connected with the capital city Dhaka through Padma bridge. So the benefits of the Padma bridge would further enhance if the proposed Bhola bridge can be constructed.

 


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