Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project Readiness Financing (Line 5, Southern Route) (ADB-49258-002)

  • Bangladesh
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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  • Transport
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$ 33.26 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 2, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, the proposed project "will support the preparation and high project readiness of the ensuing loan. The PRF will prepare the detailed feasibility study, engineering design, and procurement document; and provide assistance in procurement-related processes.

The ensuing project of MRT Line 5 (Southern Route) will comprise a total length of about 17.4 km between Gabtoli and Dasherkandi stations. The congested central area of Dhaka requires 12.8 km of underground section with 12 stations, while the remaining section will be elevated with 4 stations. The ensuing project will be considered after completing the engineering design supported by the PRF."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Kanzo Nakai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited
Level 14, Probashi Kalyan Bhaban, 71-72, Old Elephant Road, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
The Roads and Highways Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh


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