Bangladesh Railways train

BANGLADESH: A joint venture of Chinese companies China National Technical Import and Export Corp, Jiangsu Railteco Equipment Co and Jinxi Railway Vehicle Co has been awarded a 3·58bn taka contract to supply 50 broad gauge and 75 metre gauge vans to Bangladesh Railway

Deliveries are scheduled to begin within 20 months of the August 31 contract signing ceremony, with all of the vehicles to be commissioned within 27 months. 

Railway Minister Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said this would significant increase the BR’s capacity for transporting goods such as perishable items. 

The order has been placed as part of a rolling stock operations improvement project which is backed by the Asian Development Bank.