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Estimating the Impacts of the Jamuna Bridge on Poverty Levels in Bangladesh using SAM and CGE Models: A Comparative Study

Marc Luppino, Greg Gajewski, Sajjad Zohir,
Bazlul Khondker, and David Crowther

Construction of the Jamuna Bridge, now the 11th longest bridge in the world, began in October 1994 and finished in June of 1998. With the Jamuna River physically dividing Bangladesh into two halves, the Bridge was built in order to provide the first road and rail link between the relatively less-developed Northwest region of the country and the more-developed eastern half that includes the capital of Dhaka and the port of Chittagong.

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