Dhaka Subway Contract Signing ceremony

BCL signs the contract for the Consultancy Services for Carrying out Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for Construction of Dhaka Subway

Signing of Contract
Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) under the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges signed a Contract on 2nd August, 2018 with the Consultants Consortium led by TYPSA of Spain where BCL Associates Ltd is the lead national partner. Total budget for the Consultancy Service is BDT 2194 million equivalent to US $25 million.

Under the Consultancy Services Contract, the four subway routes that will primarily be studied are:

(i) Tongi - Saidabad via Airport, Banani, Mohakhali – Farmgate – Gulistan – Jatrabari - Saidabad - Narayanganj Link Road;

(ii) Amin Bazar – Gabtoli – Shamoli - Asad Gate - New Market and University Area – Azimpur - Ittefaq - Saidabad;

(iii) Gabtali - Sainik Club – Natunbazar - Madani Ave.- Kamalapur - Sadarghat; and

(iv) Rampura TV Bhaban – Panthapath – Rayerbazar - Sadarghat.

The project will be implemented in 2 phases. On the first phase, the routes will be implemented at an estimated cost of about US $8.15 billion of which US $5.26 billion for route 1 and US $2.87 billion for route 2. Mr Kabir Ahmed, Chief Engineer, BBA and Managing Director of TYPSA (Africa and Asia Division) signed the contract in presence of the Honourable Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Division, Mr. Obaidul Quader. Prominent Engineer and National Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury graced the occasion.

Once implemented, this project along with other ongoing projects will help administer safe travel of nearly 20 million people living in this capital city and reestablish efficiency in transportation system.