Bangabandhu Rail Bridge to be built with Bashundhara Cement
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Rail Bridge, the largest rail bridge in the country, will be constructed using the Bashundhara Cement.
Bashundhara Cement signed an agreement with Japanese joint venture of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction (IHI-SMCC) on Thursday to supply cement to the project, said a news release.
IHI-SMCC joint venture’s project manager Shinji Kaifuku and Bashundhara Group’s cement division chief marketing officer Khandaker Kingshuk Hossain signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
The Japanese JV company selected Bashundhara Cement for the rail bridge project considering its manufacturing process with vertical roller mill (VRM) technology, factory operations, production capacity and quality of the market leading brand.
The JV’s deputy project manager Yassuyoshi Watanabe, Quality Check head Tanzil Ahmed Apon, BIDL Dredging chief executive officer commodore M Khurshid Malik, head of finance Nure Alam Siddique and assistant general manager Lutful Hoque Khosru were present on the occasion.
The 4.8 kilometer double-line dual-gauge Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over the Jamuna River will boost rail communication between the capital and Western districts.
The dedicated dual-gauge double-track railway bridge will be built some 300 metres upstream of the Bangabandhu Bridge that has a single rail line