Hifab International AB recently signed an agreement with Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC), Cell of Corps of Engineers, Bangladesh Army. As per the agreement, Hifab International AB will work as a sub-consultant for the “Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (PBRLP)”.
PBRLP will see the construction of the 172-km rail line, which began in July 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2024. The Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (PBRLP) is to be the main transportation channel connecting central Bangladesh to the western and southwestern parts of the country, across the Padma Multipurpose Bridge. Once completed, the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (PBRLP) will better the connectivity of the country to an unprecedented level. The new rail link will shorten the current travel distance between the capital, Jessore, and Khulna, by 308km. It will also reduce the distance from Dhaka to Darsana (Border with India) and Benapole ((Border with India) by 168km and 318km respectively, saving passengers hours in travel time.
This project is expected to boost the economic development of Bangladesh, especially that of the southwestern parts of the country, increasing the GDP by 1.5%.