Next consignment likely to arrive in November
Another shipment of Dhaka metro rail has arrived at Mongla port.
The vessel SPM Bangkok, carrying eight carriages and four engines, anchored at jetty No 9 of the port at 10:30am on Saturday.
Harbour Master Sheikh Farid Uddin said the unloading process began right away and will be finished by the evening.
SPM Bangkok had left Japan’s Kobe port with the carriages, engines and various other equipment.
Md Wahiduzzaman, manager of Ancient Steamship Ltd, which is the local shipping agent of SPM Bangkok, said another shipment is scheduled to arrive in November.
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Once complete, the metro rail — with 16 stations — will be able to carry 60,000 people an hour, reducing travel time from Uttara to Motijheel to around 40 minutes, from about two hours by common transports on regular days.