Public Private Partnership Office

Project Profile

Construction and operation of
2 (Two) Jetties of MPA at Mongla
Project Information
Project Name:
Construction and operation of 2 (two) incomplete Jetties of MPA at Mongla
Transport (Port)
Ministry of Shipping
Implementing Agency:
Mongla Port Authority (‘MPA')
MPA Jetty, Mongla
Estimated Capital Cost:
< $6m
> $500m
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the project on 18 November, 2011.
Mongla Port and Chittagong Port are the only two ports in Bangladesh which can be said to be an international seaborne trade port. Mongla Port is located in the south-western part of the country, on the East Bank of Pussur River around 71 Nautical Miles upstream of the Bay of Bengal.

Chittagong Port in the south-eastern part of the country is the gateway port in Bangladesh handling more than [80%] all seaborne cargo to Bangladesh. However, with the rapid and sustained economic growth in Bangladesh, the expansion in industrial development and success of the export based apparels industry there are serious capacity constraints at Chittagong Port.

To meet the increased demand for international port facilities, to address the capacity constraints at Chittagong port, to provide port facilities to cover the western half of Bangladesh, government has taken a strategic decision to re-invigorate Mongla Port and develop facilities up to international standard.

As part of this initiative a significant amount of government investment has been earmarked for a number of projects in Mongla Port these include procurement of Cutter Suction Dredger, Pilot & Dispatch Boat, procurement of Navigational Aids and dredging in the Mongla Port Harbor Channel.

The proposed PPP project is part of government’s wider initiative for the redevelopment of the Mongla Port and will help to complement the initiative undertaken to develop a special economic zone in Mongla.
To develop international standard port facilities for berthing of ships and cargo handling.
Project Scope:
To deliver international standard port facilities and cargo handling services by constructing, operating and maintaining two jetties with ancillary backup facilities and terminal handling equipment.
Project Implementation Period:
2012 - 2019
Construction Stage (Implementation Phase)
CCEA approved (In Principle) on 18 November, 2011
Contract signed with Private Partner on 21 August 2016
Private Partner: Powerpac Ports Limited

Director (Project Management & Finance)
Phone: +88 02 55007418
Public Private Partnership Authority
Prime Minister's Office
Plot: E, 13-B, 1st Floor, Sherebangla Nagar
Agargaon, Dhaka-1207
Phone: +88 02 55007421
(Last updated 1 September 2020; subject to further revision.)