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Cox's Bazar Development Projects
Cox's Bazar Development Projects

Marin Drive Road


Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive Road is an 80-kilometre-long road from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf along the Bay of Bengal and it is the world’s longest marine drive. It was inaugurated on May 6, 2017 by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It was constructed by 16th Engineer Construction Battalion of Bangladesh Army, under the supervision of Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department. The construction cost was around ৳1,050 crore (one thousand and fifty crore taka or ten billion and five-hundred million taka) US$120 million. 

Khuruskol Eidgaon Road Approach Work


The objective of the Project is to improve traffic congestion and traffic safety, which are major concerns for freight transport from Matarbari Port to Chittagong, by improving roads at congested urban area.

Cox's Bazar International Airport Development


The airport is in process of being upgraded to an international airport, in order to attract more tourists, which will make it the fourth international airport in Bangladesh. The two phases of upgrading will make the airport able to provide better facilities for parking, landing and take-off for wide-body aircraft. The whole project is ৳6 billion (US$71 million) project. 
The airport's runway currently has been expanded from 6790 feet to 9000 feet, and will be widened from 150 feet to 200 feet. The runway's load capability will be strengthened for wide-body operation, while the runway lighting will also get an upgrade. Equipment such as instrument landing system, distance measuring equipment, AMeDAS and VOR will be installed. Aircraft Refueling (JET A-1) Facilities is available from February 2017 by Standard Asiatic Oil Company Limited (An Enterprise of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation). 


Khuruskol asrayan Project


Over 4,400 poor families who lost their homes to the climate induced disasters like cyclone, river erosion and landslides will get homes under Khuruskol asrayan Project.  Under the project, a total of 139 multi-storied buildings and a tower after the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be constructed in Cox's Bazar by 2019 at an estimated cost of Tk800 crore to rehabilitate the families. The main objective of the project is to make the homeless, landless and shelter less poor people capable of running their own income-generating initiatives having interest-free loan and training on various trades to make them economically independent. The activities of the project will be accelerated in future to alleviate poverty for achieving the Vision-2021 of the present government and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.



Moshkhali Anwara Gas Line Project


Objective of the Project: Construction of 42-inch 79-km pipeline from Moheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar to Anwara of Chittagong for transportation of imported and re-gasified (R-LNG) Liquefied Natural Gas from Maheshkhali & Kutubdia to supply the national gas grid to meet the country’s increased gas demand in Titas franchise areas and Karnafully franchise areas.

Implementation Period: July 2016 to December 2018

Source of Finance: Joint financing of GTCL and 4 companies of Petro Bangla (KGDCL, TGTDCL, BGDCL & SGFL)

Project Cost: Tk. 115,742.00 Lac

Progress of Project Implementation: The project is being implemented under “Power and Energy Quick Supply Augmentation (Special Provision) Act, 2010”. The Route Survey, EIA and Soil Investigation for the Project are Complete. Land acquisition & Requisition in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar are in progress. Contracts have been signed with the suppliers for procurement of Line Pipe and Other related Materials. NoA has been issued for crossing of 3 Rivers and 4 Cannels by HDD. Evaluations of tenders received are in progress for installation of a 1,200 mmscfd CTMS in Anowara, Chittagong. On the other hand, local tenders have been issued in 5 Lots/Sections for construction of pipeline.


Installation of Single Point mooring


Construction works of a single-point mooring (SPM) at Moheshkhali Island have started recently. The authority has already acquired a total of 191 acres of land for the purpose and handed over the land to the project authority. The project 'Installation of Single-Point Mooring with Double Pipeline' includes construction of storage tank, pump house and pipeline.
The estimated cost of the project is around Tk 5,500 crore. The project is expected to be completed by August 2021.The Chinese Exim Bank has signed an agreement to provide financial assistance for the project. After installation of the SPM, the petroleum-carrier big ships will be able to offload fuel directly to the pipeline to take fuel to the Eastern Refinery (ERL).


Moheshkhali Digital Island


Moheshkhali, one of the remotest islands of the country, starts its journey as a "Digital Island" as a project in this regard is launched. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the scheme titled "Digital Island Moheshkhali" that connected Moheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar with high-speed internet network.


Dohazari Cox's Bazar Rail Line Project


This project, under the South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation is one of several ADB railway projects to help Bangladesh meet its targets under its Seventh Five-Year Plan and Railway Master Plan. This rail link is set to become a part of the Trans Asian Railway route. Construction work of the much-awaited Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar rail line project is going on in full swing to launch train services by June in 2022.

Bangladesh Sports Education Establishment Project

Land acquisition activity is going on for Bangladesh Sports Education Establishment Project. The notice of section 3 has already been issued. 


Cox's Bazar Sheikh Kamal International Stadium and Cricket Complex


Sheikh Kamal International Stadium, also known as Cox's Bazar Cricket Stadium, is a newly developed cricket stadium in the tourist town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It was built on leased land from Cox's Bazar Golf Course. The stadium was a shortlisted venue for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, however it did not host any matches due to the construction of the ground not finishing in time for the tournament. The first match played at the stadium was a Women's One Day International match between Bangladesh and Pakistan on 5 March 2014. It hosted 2 matches of Under-19 One Day International between Bangladesh U-19 and South Africa U-19. Those 2 matches won by one each.  Currently the venue is being used to host Under-19 One Day and unofficial test matches played by Bangladesh U-19 and Bangladesh A team.

1200 mw Coal power Project


The Matarbari power station is a proposed 1200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired in Matarbari, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is one part of the broader Maheshkhali power complex plan that includes several proposed coal and gas-fired plants. A phase II of 1200 MW is proposed. Plans have also been floated for another 1200-1320 MW coal plant in Matarbari, beyond phase II. These plans have been discussed by Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited, and the project is also listed in the Bangladesh Master Plan, with a proposed commissioning of 2026.  

 NLG Terminal and coal power generation


The state-owned North-West Power Generation Co. Ltd. (NWPGCL) in Bangladesh in early November announced plans to build a 3,600-MW regasification liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle power plant in the Patuakhali district, on the heels of an earlier agreement to construct a similar 750-to-850-MW plant in Khulna. The new plants are part of a concerted effort to increase generation capacity in a country that traditionally has relied on gas-fired power. Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Bangladesh Awami League (BAL), has said upgrading the country’s energy infrastructure is critical to increasing security and lessening the need to import power from neighboring countries. Officials are working with many countries, including Russia, on energy initiatives.