Bangladesh to invite tender for 1st subway project in Dhaka-Xinhua

Bangladesh to invite tender for 1st subway project in Dhaka

Source: Xinhua| 2022-06-15 21:58:17|Editor: huaxia

DHAKA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government will float international bids for the construction of the country's 1st subway project in the capital Dhaka, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Tendering process for packages of metro rail in Dhaka is at the final stage, said M.A.N. Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited, a Bangladeshi state-owned enterprise founded to implement the metro rail lines across Dhaka.

"The tender for constructing several packages will be floated soon," he added.

The official expressed the hope that the construction of the 31.24-km subway will start within months.

Formally known as Mass Rapid Transit Line 1 or MRT Line 1, the country's first underground metro rail line starts from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and ends at Dhaka's central Kamalapur railway station via new Purbachal township on the outskirts of Dhaka.

The cost of the project is estimated at about 520 billion taka (5.84 billion U.S. dollars).