A Thai firm and a Bangladesh-Korea joint venture have shown interest to build US$ 2.0 billion Dhaka elevated expressways (
Out of four short-listed companies, two firms came up with their final proposals to the Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) as the last day of RFP submission closed today (Tuesday).
They are Ital-Thai Development Company Ltd of
Two other short listed companies-Gammon-Bougyes JV (India-France) and China Railway International Ltd (China) -backed away at last minute, although they participated in the pre-bid meetings with the authority twice.
“We are happy with the response from the bidders,” said Bridge Division secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan.
He said the
Mr Bhuiyan, also executive director of BBA, said his agency would complete the evaluation process of the proposals in few weeks to meet the government’s target to start the construction by January next.
The BBA aims to complete the alignment from
AECOM Australia Ltd and BBA finalised the alignment assessing the five routes in August, which will cross Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Satrasta-Moghbazar-Rail corridor of Kamalapur through Khilgaon-Golapbag.
Representatives of Ital-Thai said the firm has worked in
Though Sikder Real Estate does not have such experience, its representative said its partner KCC has been working in at least 13 such big projects in various countries including in some European nations.