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Project Profile

Development of Shopping Complex-cum-Guest House on PPP Basis at Bangladesh Railway Land in Khulna
Project Information
Project Name:
Development of Shopping Complex-cum-Guest House on PPP Basis at Bangladesh Railway Land in Khulna
Property Development
Ministry of Railway
Implementing Agency:
Bangladesh Railway
Estimated Capital Cost:
< $6m
> $500m
Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs approved the project on 28 August 2014.
Khulna is one of the old district headquarters which has the second port of the country at Mongla and the world famous Shundarban, the largest mangrove forest of the world. Khulan has been expanding rapidly in terms of industrial and other commercial activities. It also has significant tourism based activities and attracts domestic and international businesses as well as visitors. However, there has been an acute shortage of standard accommodation facilities in Khulna. With increasing purchasing power of the people of the city, it also requires enhanced and modernized shopping facility. Within this demand and with the objective of realizing optimum commercial value from the unutilized land, Bangladesh Railway has proposed a shopping complex-cum-guest house on PPP basis on BR’s unused land in Khulna. Bangladesh Railway (BR) has earmarked an area of approximately 1.75 acres of land for this project.

Moreover, development of commercial shopping complex-cum-guest house facilities within the station area will enhance the user experience of rail passengers by providing an integrated and enhanced range of railway station facilities and services. Integration of standard shopping and accommodation facilities as part of overall station complex will also ensure existing station assets (i.e car parking, common spaces, restrooms etc.) are utilized more efficiently.
The objectives of this project are:
• To render standard accommodation and shopping facilities to the general people of Khulna as well as BR’s employees.
• To increase revenue earning potential of Bangladesh Railway.
• To ensure more efficient utilization of Bangladesh Railway assets.
Project Scope:
Construction of commercial shopping complex-cum-guest house facilities
Indicative Timing:
Development Period: 2013 - 2015
Procurement Period: 2015 - 2019

Project Screening

Preparation Stage

Procurement Stage
Note: Ernst & Young LLP as Transaction Advisor.

Najmus Sayadat
Director (Finance)
Phone: +88 02 55007420
Public Private Partnership Authority
Prime Minister's Office
1st Floor, NGO Affairs Bureau Bhaban
Plot: E-13 B Agargaon, Shere Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
Phone: +88 02 55007421
(Last updated 26 June 2019; subject to further revision.)