The Construction of Khan Jahan Ali Bridge: Its Effects on Income and Household Ownership Patterns During Different Time Periods

Md. Nasif Ahsan

Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, BD

Khulna University Business Review – A Journal of Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, BD
Volume 6, Number 1 & 2, January to December 2008, Pages 19-28
DOI: 10.35649/KUBR.2008.6.12.2
Published: October 2009
Published Online:
July 2019

The issue of construction a bridge over the river Rupsha to connect Khulna city with hinterland of Mongla Sea-port and other parts of the Southern region was a long-standing demand of the people of the area. Now that dream comes to reality. After the construction of Khan Jahan Ali Bridge and the bypass road, the city is being expanded and as a consequence the living standard of the people of the surrounding areas is being changed. Since this bridge generates both tangible and intangible benefits, this study analyzes the change in income of the households in the bridge and its adjacent areas. This paper investigates how the income-change has influenced the household-ownership pattern in the concerned areas. A comparison between past and present situation of peoples’ income influencing household-ownership pattern is presented in this paper though an econometric model.