As part of the second consignment, six more coaches of metro train have reached Mongla port.
The Belize-flagged ship MV Ocean Grace, which started from the Japanese port of Kobe reached the jetty of Mongla port yesterday noon.
According to the Mongla Port Authority, the unloading of these coaches from the port jetty has started.
Earlier, on April 21 morning, MV Ocean Grace left Kobe Seaport for Bangladesh with six coaches as part of the second set.
With this, two consignments of metro train have reached Mongla port. Earlier, on March 31, the first set of metro train with six coaches reached Mongla port. They were later taken to Dhaka by river.
The ship’s local shipping agent Ancient Steamship Company Limited General Manager Ohiduzzaman said the Belize-flagged ship “MV Ocean Grace” arrived at Mongla port with six coaches.
“We have already released 4 coaches,” he added.
ABM Arifur Rahman, project manager of Contract Package-08 of Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Company Limited, said 24 passenger train coaches will be imported under Metro train’s Line-6 Contract Package-08. Each train will have six coaches.
He further said Kawasaki-Mitsubishi in Japan is building 24 sets of trains for this project. The trains will have DC 1,500-volt power supply. Stainless steel body trains will have vertical seats. Each air-conditioned coach will have four doors on each side.
Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa, chairman of the Mongla Port Authority, said six metro train coaches had arrived at the port for the second time. A total of 144 more coaches on 24 ships will be unloaded from Mongla port by 2022.