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Sheikh Hasina lays foundation stone for Dhaka Metro rail project

Sheikh-Hasina-Bangladesh's first ever Metro rail projectSheikh-Hasina-Bangladesh's first ever Metro rail projectBangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the country’s first-ever Metro rail project.

The ceremony took place at Gazipur on the outskirts of capital Dhaka on Thursday evening, Xinhua reported.

In February this year, Bangladesh signed a loan deal with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to finance the 20.1-km Metro rail service project scheduled to be implemented in three phases by 2022.

Of the total cost of 220 billion taka (around $2.8 billion), JICA, a governmental agency of Japan, will provide about 165 billion taka, while the Bangladesh Government will provide the rest.

It is apprehended that traffic jams would worsen in the future if steps are not taken immediately to ease the situation.
As per a feasibility study, 30,000 passengers will be transported per hour on the BRT route.

The construction work on the 20.1-km metro rail will begin in 2016 and complete in 2021 involving Tk 22,000 crore.

The project will start from Uttara Third Phase and end at city’s Motijheel. Japan is providing around Tk 16,500 crore, while the government will provide the rest of the amount.

Bangladesh and Japan have already signed a deal to construct the metro rail, which will help transport 60,000 passengers an hour.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed 20-km four-lane Nabinagar-DEPZ-Chandra road and the construction work on the 70-km Gazipur-Chandra-Elenga four-lane project involving Tk 2,788 crore.

Hasina also inaugurated Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, a fire service and civil defence station at Mawna Chourasta, a upazila complex building in Sreepur, a 52-megawatt dual fuel power plant in sadar upazila, Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium at Tongi and a 250-bed hospital. -

An historic phone call of Hasina – Khaleda

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received South South Awards 2013

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At UN Prime Minister of Bangladesh spotlights country’s development progress

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Sheikh Hasina Void : Caretaker government system !!! Respecting democracy – rights of the common people

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In Bangladesh, Hillary Clinton urges political reconciliation

Hillary and Sheikh Hasina

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Turkey – Bangladesh Relation – An Open Letter to Turkish Business Community by Prof Syed Ahsanul Alam

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