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BANGLADESH: A joint venture of South Korean firms Sung Shin Rolling Stock Technology Ltd and POSCO International signed a contract to supply 150 coaches to Bangadesh Railway on July 29.

To be delivered in 18 to 30 months, the metre-gauge coaches will feature stainless steel bodies, automatic doors and biotoilets. The 6·58bn taka order is being financed by Export-Import Bank of Korea.

Attending the signing ceremony with BR project director Hasan Mansoor at the railway’s headquarters, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan explained that the additional coaches would enable BR to operate more services.