Deal #7517

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Exact location
Location
Khulna - Mongla Hwy, Bangladesh

Latitude
22.6485253
Longitude
89.64458059999993
Facility name
Khan Jahan Ali Airport
Target country
Bangladesh
Location description
The airport would be built in Fayla under Rampal Upazila in Bagerhat district, some 20 km south of Khulna City.
Comment on location
The airport would be built in Fayla under Rampal Upazila in Bagerhat district, some 20 km south of Khulna City.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
214.422688
Comment on land area
468.54 acres of private lands. It will also utilise 67.45 acres of khas lands for building the airport.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Other (please specify)
Comment on intention of investment
Intention of Investment of this project is Airport.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Outright Purchase
Comment on nature of the deal
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2015-05-05] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Construction work on the Khan jahan Ali Airport in Bagerhat was undertaken in the year 6, but at that time it did not see the light.Now the face of light is going to see this airport for various reasons.

Implementation status

Implementation status
Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
After long time, The project finally start.The locals were happy that the airport had started working late.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (total)
Locals hope the airport will also create employment opportunities for the unemployed.

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Khan Jahan Ali Airport
Comment on investment chain
The government will build Khan Jahan Ali Airport under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement at an approximate cost of over Tk 5.45 billion, however the private investor was not mentioned

 

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Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
No

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Comment on displacement of people
Exactly how much people Displaced in Khan Jahan Ali Airport project, it can not be identify. but there are many people displaced in this project.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
The DC of Bagerhat has to disburse about Tk 3.19 billion to land owners for acquiring their 536 acres of land.
Received compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
On the occasion, 4 people were given a check to compensate Tk 1 lakh.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
The airport will help ensure effectiveness of the Mongla Port, faster regional connectivity, quick shipment of goods/relief materials from one place to another during natural calamities and develop tourism sector of the country.

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)
No Persence of farmer Organizations, NGOs etc.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Community
Comment on former land owner
The former land Owner of this Project are Community people.

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Other
Comment on former land use
The land mainly used for local peoples home.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
The land use for Airport.

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
No

Overall comment

Overall comment
The government will build Khan Jahan Ali Airport under a public-private partnership (PPP).The airport will help ensure effectiveness of the Mongla Port, faster regional connectivity, quick shipment of goods/relief materials from one place to another during natural calamities and develop tourism sector of the country.

Jan. 25, 2020, 11:40 p.m.

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