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Subway system to be built in Dhaka

  • Published at 06:03 pm August 3rd, 2018
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TYPSA, a leading consulting engineering group in transport, urban development, and renewable energy, will examine four possible routes for the subway

The Bangladesh Road Transport and Bridges Ministry and Spanish consulting body TYPSA have signed a contract for the construction of a subway system in Dhaka.

Bridges department Chief Engineer Kabir Ahmed and TYPSA Founding Director Antonio Rodiguez signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations, at a Dhaka hotel on Thursday. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was in chair.

TYPSA, a leading consulting engineering group in transport, urban development, and renewable energy, will examine four possible routes for the subway: Tongi to Narayanganj (Link road), Aminbazar to Sayedabad, Gabtali to Sayedabad, and Rampura to Sadarghat.

The first phase of construction for the subway will have an estimated cost of $5.62 billion.

Bridges department Senior Secretary Khandakar Anwarul Islam was also present at the signing ceremony.