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Dhaka metrorail project will be complete by 2022, says JICA

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    Dhaka metrorail project will be complete by 2022, says JICA
    Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 12 Feb 2019 02:29 AM BdST Updated: 12 Feb 2019 03:16 AM BdST
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      The construction of the metrorail from Uttara to Motijheel is under way in full swing. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin
    The metrorail project in Dhaka will be complete by 2022, according to Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA that is financing a major portion of the project.

    All the projects under the Mass Rapid Transit or MRT programme for overhauling Dhaka’s public transport system will end by 2028, according to Japan’s foreign aid agency.

    A JICA delegation of three led by its Chief Representative in Bangladesh Hitoshi Hirata revealed the information to Planning Minister MA Mannan during a meeting in the capital on Monday.

    Briefing the media later, the planning minister said: “I wanted to know about MRT 6 from the JICA representative. He told me that the metrorail project under MRT 6 will end by 2022 and the last MRT project will be completed by 2022.”
    MA Mannan.

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    Hitoshi Hirata

    Among the six projects under MRT, the metrorail has progressed most. It will link the capital’s Uttara and Motijheel via Mirpur.

    Initially, it had been estimated that the project would be completed by 2024. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader had later said the deadline for completing the project has been brought forward following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s orders.

    Government officials expect to launch train services from Uttara to Agargaon, the first phase of the metrorail project, by the end of this year.

    The second phase, from Agargaon to Motijheel, will be completed by 2020, Quader said in October last year.

    The planning minister said the Japan-funded projects suffered some damage due to the killings of Japanese nationals working in the metrorail project along with other foreigners in the Holey Artisan cafe terrorist attack in 2016.

    “I asked them (JICA officials) if they see any security problem now. They said there is no problem now. They are satisfied with current security situation,” the minister said
     
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    Congratulations to Bangladesh! @Bilal9
     
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    Everything imported from machines to steel beams to pillars.
     
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    Yeah...keep active in this section. It's less fun without you :(
     
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    Billyboy spam reports me. I am being silence!!!
     
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    Actually all stone chips are imported from India. Not the steel or cement though.
     
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    Actually is good news for other countries if Bd importing all of the needed construction materiel from aboard. Why must make snide remarks, i would welcome them warmly
     
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    People are just jealous.... :)
    You got to understand the real pain of these people. We import because we can...
     
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    We thank your amir country for this charity in importing our goods

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    You dont need to mention.. its our pleasure and if that helps you.
     
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    That @Bilal9 (Billu) loves to report anybody he does not like. After all, he is from Noakhali where people are little eccentric. So, be civic, otherwise----.

    However, whatever BD does poor India gets some benefit out of it. This time it is boulders that we imported and crushed on spot to the required sizes. Most of the times India would suddenly stop the shipment at the border port and ask for a price raise. For JICA project it did not happen that way probably. @TopCat knows better.
     
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    It is not the exact analysis you have made. @TopCat already said the boulders were imported from India. Construction machines including heavy-duty erection cranes were certainly imported probably from Singapore, not sure. But, you have misunderstood the beams and piers (it is not called column or pillar).

    To me, the beams look like the pre-stressed and pre-cast type. It means the longitudinal reinforced bars in the beams were kept elongated by a tensile mechanism in the steel form/format before concrete was cast in it. A prestressed member has more tensile/bending strength than it is without prestressing. After about 28 days of water-curing, the beams are taken to the sites for erection.

    The pillars are certainly cast-in-place (cast-in-situ). Each pillar stands on a concrete (RCC) pile cap which is built on and encompasses a group of piles.
     
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