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BD-China deal to procure 200 rail coaches

WT24 Desk

Bangladesh Railway on Sunday signed an agreement with a Chinese company to procure 200 meter gauge passenger coaches involving Tk 927.51 crore, Agencies report.

Project director Mrinal Kanti Bonik and vice president of CRRC Company Chen Jianpeng signed the deal at Rail Bhaban in presence of Railways Minister Md Mujibul Haque, said a PID handout.

Following the deal, the company concerned will provide the coaches by next 20 to 27 months.

This government has already added 270 rail coaches to the fleet of Bangladesh Railway during its current tenure while 200 meter gauge passenger coaches and more 50 broad gauge coaches will start arriving from Indonesia at the year-end, said the Railways Minister.

Railways secretary Md Mofazzal Hossain, Director General Kazi Md Rafiqul Alam were, among others, present.

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