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Dhaka-Ashulia and East-West Elevated Expressways

Our Role

SMEC, as lead consultant of the joint venture, is responsible for overall project management.

SMEC’s scope of work includes:

  • Quality assurance systems implementation
  • Social analysis (including preparation of a Land Acquisition Plan and Resettlement Action Plan)
  • Detailed survey, investigation and preliminary design
  • Financial analysis
  • Cost estimation
  • Environmental and economic analysis

Project Overview

SMEC and Associated Consulting Engineers, a SMEC subsidiary, are conducting a feasibility study on behalf of the Bangladesh Bridge Authority for two four-lane expressways (including flyovers) in Dhaka: the four lane 24 km Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway; and the four lane 80 km East-West Elevated Expressway.

These two Expressway Projects are part of the road network improvements proposed in the Dhaka Strategic Transport Plan.

The route of the Dhaka Ashulia Elevated Expressway (DAEE) was determined by a pre-feasibility study in 2012 and this current project aims to refine the alignment and provide detailed financial and economic analysis. DAEE connects with the currently under-construction Dhaka Elevated Expressway.

The East West Elevated Expressway (EWEE) project will link Chittagong and the southern parts of Bangladesh to the north and west of the country. Eventually the route will form part of a ring road around Dhaka.

The feasibility study will focus on construction of the proposed expressways, and will address techno-economic considerations, environmental sensitivity and community acceptance.

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