BR to procure 150 railway coaches from Indonesia


NILPHAMARI, Dec 18: Bangladesh Railway (BR) is to procure 150 Railway passenger coaches from Indonesia.

Sources said to complete the procurement process a delegation from Indonesia comprising three members reached Syedpur Tuesday last.

Syedpur railway workshop sources said to mitigate the shortage of passenger coaches Bangladesh Railway has earlier concluded a contract with Indonesia to procure 150 coaches. According to the contract PT Inca, one Indonesian company would supply 100 MG and 50 BG coaches to Bangladesh.

Sources said design MD of PT Inca of the visiting team is leading the delegation. Sources added there were some faults in the design of the coaches that were imported from Indonesia in 2006. Engineers of Bangladesh detected 14 such faults which would be discussed with the visiting team. More info

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