Linking East and West Bangladesh: The Jamuna Bridge Project

The Jamuna Bridge project is a case that illustrates an integrated approach to project appraisal. An integrated approach allows analysts to examine financial, ecc, distributive, and risk analysis in conjunction with each other such that no single aspect is left to be examined in isolation. The ecc analysis, which looks at the project's impact on Bangladesh's overall ec, presents a method of computing the real ecc benefits of the bridge, including savings in vehicle operating costs, and the value of time savings gained by passenger and freight traffic.