Taher Brothers Ltd. (TBL) is playing a central role in three key infrastructure projects in Bangladesh. The work will result in a vastly improved road system that is central to the growth of the country.
In many cases, TBL is providing engineering and asphalt production and placement.
“The necessity of new-nation development inspired the company to contribute to national objectives and provide specialised construction and heavy engineering work,” said Mr. Muntasir Mamun, director of TBL. “The company has built a dedicated and deeply committed cadre of engineers and technicians in several disciplines.”
Developing an engineering knowledge base has helped drive the company’s success. “The growth achieved over the years is a fitting testimony to the success of this inspiration,” Mr. Mamun said.
TBL, established in 1967, has completed a wide range of projects, from heavy industrial buildings to transportation engineering and flood embankment work. The government has certified the company to handle these types of projects, which led to the most recent work.
Another project is the four-lane construction of the Dhaka-Mawa Highway. In addition to replacing and expanding the existing road, the project calls for improving a key intersection and creating a separate lane for slow-moving vehicles.
TBL is responsible for producing asphalt mix for a 5.2-km stretch of the highway, and it relied on an Apollo ANP 1500 Asphalt-Mixing Plant.
“The asphalt course was challenging on this project, but we resolved all issues with the help of the ANP 1500 batch-mix plant,” said Mr. Omar Bin Zahid, the project manager.
The third key infrastructure effort involving TBL is the four-lane Dhaka-Chattogram highway.TBL is using an Apollo AP 550 Wheeled Paver Finisher to place the mix and an Apollo ANP 1000 to produce asphalt for the project.
TBL and Ammann have a strong relationship. It began with Ammann-subsidiary Apollo in 2003. TBL now owns many pieces of Ammann and Apollo equipment including three asphalt-mixing plants, three paver finishers, two hydrostatic sensor paver finishers, one mechanical paver finisher and a bitumen sprayer.