Request for expressions of interest from consultants, deadline 08.04.2010, for comprehensive feasibility study for 2 km-long, multi-lane road tunnel under River Karnaphuli in Chittagong City. River is 700 m-wide and 9-11 m-deep. Chittagong is second largest city, and the main seaport and commercial centre for Bangladesh. Project financed by Government of Bangladesh. More from Chief Engineer Md Rafiqul Islam in Dhaka, tel +880 98884-74, fax -14, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or for cooperative assistance contact M A Akkas, tel +880 2 9552932, fax +880 2 9569629, www.kuricompany.com. 07/10.
On 30.06.2015 the government of Bangladesh has awarded to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Ltd the (Tk 90 billion) $705 million contract for construction of the3.5 km two-lane tunnel underneath the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong. The tunnel, to be built using the shield-driven tunnelling method, will connect to the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway with India and Myanmar once the Asian Highway is completed. Work will start before the end 2015 with conclusion within 2019.
The CCCC will quickly submit the detailed design of the project, while the Bridges Division will complete reviewing the design in November.
In June, 2014 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh and China for the Karnaphuli tunnel. Two years ago, the CCCC Ltd-Ove Arup and partners Hong-Kong Ltd (JV) completed the feasibility study of the project. Visit http://www.bba.gov.bd/. 27/15.