Foundation Stone for construction of Khulna

3. Foundation Stone for construction of Khulna-Mongla Port Railway
Length: 67.7 km; Total cost US$ 452 Million
LOC Component: US$ 308 Million
Mongla is the second largest port in Bangladesh. With the aim to provide railway
connectivity to the port with the existing railway network, a 67.7 km Broad Gauge
rail link project has been sanctioned under the Indian Line of Credit.
The estimated cost of the project is US$ 452 million, out of which the LoC
component will be US$ 308 million.
The starting date of the project was 31.12.2010 and the target date for
completion is 30.06.2018. The tenders for the track and bridges have been
awarded to Indian companies M/s IRCON and M/s L&T.
H E Prime Minister of India and HE Prime Minister of Bangladesh jointly laid the
Foundation Stone of the project in Prime Minister’s Office on June 6, 2015.