Bangladesh to get WB assistance for improving communication network of Metro rail
The World Bank has shown interest to provide 150 million US dollar as assistance to DNCC for improving the communication network centering the metro rail in Dhaka.
"Under the project titled 'Integrated Corridor's Management (ICM)' a communication network will be built from Mirpur-12 to Bangla motor area connecting all metro rail stations for the smooth movement of passengers," an official release said on Tuesday.
The assurance has been made when Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam met with Guangzhe Chen, Vice President for Infrastructure at the World Bank (WB) at the WB headquarters in Washington DC, USA on Monday afternoon (local time), reports BSS citing the release.
According to Chief Engineer Brigadier General Mohammad Amirul Islam of North City Corporation, a member of the DNCC delegation, the integrated corridor management system will turn Dhaka's metro rail into a world class facility. "The World Bank has shown eagerness to provide financial assistance in building the ICM... they will provide 150 million US dollar as assistance," he added.
Mayor Atiqul Islam is leading a delegation to take part in the 20th conference of Transforming Transportation of World Bank in Washington DC.