I usually do not visit many of the threads at the top. So, I thought to post it here.
Current bridge dates from 1972 ! Very old.I usually do not visit many of the threads at the top. So, I thought to post it here.
By the way, I would like you to see the video again, you will see a number of Shoes in between Piers/ Pillars and Girders in the existing 1st Amin Bazar Bridge. I talked about these shoes in some other threads involving the broken Chittagong Bridge.
I suspect there are no shoes and the girders have been placed directly on the piers. Anyway, I am happy to note this 2nd Bridge is being built by our Deshi company. This is what I think. But, the video does not name the company.
It is a gigantic bridge and with such experience in hand, our locals can build also bridges over the Padma in the future, hopefully.
যে সরিষা দিয়া ভুত ছাড়াবেন, সেই সরিষার মধ্যেই তো ভুত বসে আছে। If BAL goes down, the new party forming the govt will do the same thing.Once the bridge is completed - the current local cluster situation will be cleaned up and buses banned from picking up passengers here. This Amin Bazar location really needs this as the bus Mafia has made it a free-for-all and slows down traffic. I cannot believe our idiots in the govt. are beholden at the hands of this Bus mafia. Just have a few head honchos picked up by the RAB will do the trick.
This is exactly what I have been thinking for many years that BD construction companies should try to get ME projects.In any case, I fully agree that involvement of local companies is excellent for skills development, both for large-scale project mgmt. for civil engg. jobs, as well as civil engg. expertise of local personnel, who then can be used in places like the Middle East or Africa for other overseas projects, as low-cost subcontractors.
You are right. I'd put Abdul Monem in that shortlist.So, unless the GoB supports a few efficient companies by arranging to win a few international bidding in BD, there is little chance they would qualify even in the long-listing in a foreign country.
Thanks for the Abdul Momen input. But a few domestic govt projects may not allow this company to bid on an INTERNATIONAL project in a foreign country or even in BD itself if the funding is provided by the lenders like the IMF or WB.You are right. I'd put Abdul Monem in that shortlist.
Not only have they completed many Bangladesh govt. projects by themselves, they are already involved in about half a dozen mega projects locally as subcontractors, i.e. Rooppur NPP, Matarbari CPP, Payra CPP, Padma Bridge approach roads and elevated railway and many, many others.
This NDEBD outfit also have experience in several projects as sub-contractor. You can look at their portfolio page.
Understood bhai.Thanks for the Abdul Momen input. But a few domestic govt projects may not allow this company to bid on an INTERNATIONAL project in a foreign country or even in BD itself if the funding is provided by the lenders like the IMF or WB.
What Abdul Momen did are domestic ones and not international ones. AM cannot then participate in such IMF-funded projects even in BD. IMF or WB will veto its participation because it has no prior experience in international projects. This is how these dumb institutions work.
So, the GoB will have to fund a few big projects with its own money idling in the London Banks. The GoB calls international biddings whereby Abdul Momen wins a few of them.
So, now AM becomes qualified to bid in the next IMF projects in BD as well as in other countries.
Without this long process, it is almost impossible to circumvent the system. A friendly country may do so but it will have to use its own funds and call international biddings open to all other big companies.
Thanks for understanding the situation. I believe, the dumb BD govt must use its own London funds to patronize our local companies. Once our companies are qualified to bid in internationally called tenders/ bidding, only the sky will be the limit of our possibilities.Understood bhai.
Thanks for going the extra step in clarifying this.
These kinds of projects can always be undertaken by our companies if hired by a foreign construction company even if it is a govt project because the main contractor is responsible for the sound construction as per drawings and local rules or specifications.Concord is the only Bangladeshi company that completed a 720 feet tall structure abroad (The Sing Telecom Building in Singapore) in association with Mitsui Construction Company, which was in the 1990's. Concord has also completed some civil projects in the middle east.