Original disclosure @ EIB website
Updated in EWS Mar 29, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Mar 21, 2018
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The project consists of the purchase of about 200 rail passenger carriages and about 40 locomotives for regional and intercity services on the 1,230-km long network across Bangladesh as well as international services to India. The project consists of the partial replacement of obsolete vehicles and a partial expansion of the fleet to meet demand.
The project concerns the manufacture of rail rolling stock, an activity which falls outside the scope of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EC as amended. The new rolling stock will meet current standards for crashworthiness, energy efficiency and emissions. The arrangements for the stabling and maintenance of the rolling stock and the need for related infrastructure improvements will be assessed during the appraisal.
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