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Published On: Wed, Apr 4th, 2018

Bangladesh’s transport network is getting a makeover, thanks to the nation’s largest company, Beximco Group

A country of hundreds of big and small rivers, Bangladesh experiences a difficult monsoon with most of its territory regularly flooded during the season. This has long hindered the tropical nation’s progress, making it extremely difficult and expensive to build and maintain modern transportation and communication infrastructure.

According to the revelations from the CIA World Factbook, although Bangladesh is served by a network of 201,182 kilometers of primary and secondary roads, a mere 10 percent of them, or 19,112 kilometers are paved.

photo/ Mohammad Rahmatullah

However, the future of Bangladesh surely holds some promise. Beximco Group, one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in Bangladesh, has been working towards constructing better infrastructure in Bangladesh, while maintaining the existing one. Under the aegis of its Vice Chairman Salman F Rahman, Beximco has been conquering new heights over the years in the Bangladeshi infrastructure arena.

Beximco Group’s active presence in Bangladesh can be traced back to the days when it gained the status of an independent nation in 1971. In just about four decades, the group has not only emerged as the largest group of companies in Bangladesh, but has also given shape to the country.

Through its sister concern, Beximco Engineering Ltd (BEL), Beximco Group has emerged as a lodestone of architectural expertise, combined with stable funding. Ever since its inception, BEL has had a strong technological backdrop apart from its pioneering construction stature in Bangladesh. With the help of its parent company, BEL has been contributing a lot in the infrastructural development of Bangladesh.

When it comes to successful projects of public interest delivered by Beximco Group, the list is endless. Beximco Group has been a trailblazer in the Bangladeshi construction scenario. The group has been actively constructing and maintaining gas transmission line projects, high rise apartments, power transmission lines, hydraulic structures, railways, bridges, roads and highways.

In railway, Beximco has significantly boosted the quality and speed of passenger and freight transportation. The completion of the Jamuna Bridge Railway Link project also made an important headway to the development of Bangladeshi transportation network. The Jamuna Bridge Railway Project is not the only feather in the Bangladeshi conglomerate’s hat. For the construction of Flexible Pavement Road in Jhenaidah, Kushtia, Beximco-owned BEL was linked with China National Complete Plant Export Corporation.

BEL also worked for 6 km-stretch of paved road from Kushtia towards Jhenaidah, as well as for the construction of 57 box culverts and 22 bridges with pre-cast pile casting and driving, using its own resources like piling equipments and diesel hammers.

The consistency displayed by Beximco Group towards contributing to Bangladesh’s economy and infrastructural development is unparalleled. The scale, at which the conglomerate operates, is kind of a feat.

Author: Jacob Maslow

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