Bangladesh - Construction of Laldia Bulk Terminal

About this project

The Chittagong Port, operated by the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), is the main sea port of Bangladesh and handles more than 92% of the total sea born trade of the country in bulk and containerized form. There has been a significant and sustained increase in cargo handling at the Chittagong Port, with current growth averaging at more than 10% annually.

A key constraint faced by Chittagong Port is the lack of any specialist terminals to handle bulk cargo. Currently the bulk cargo is being handled at the existing container terminals; however, this is not a viable long term solution. The lack dedicated equipment for bulk cargo, and the strong growth of container and bulk cargo volumes are having an adverse impact on ships waiting time and the overall performance of the port.

To meet this increase in bulk cargo volumes and improve performance of port operations, government has prioritized the establishment of a dedicated bulk cargo handling facility.

For this purpose, the government has primarily selected the Laldia Char as a strategically appropriate location for developing a bulk cargo handling terminal. CPA has decided to develop the terminal through Public-Private Partnership arrangement. The proposed site is in the right bank of Chittagong port between Khal no 14 and 15. The site proposed site is nearer to sea mouth and located downstream of the Gupta bend.