Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the overall progress of the country’s first metro-rail construction work stands at 63.26 percent.
“The physical progress of the first phase construction of the metro-rail from Uttara to Agargaon is 84.79 percent,” he said while witnessing the first set of metro train and the progress of metro-rail construction work at its depot in Uttara area here.
Quader virtually joined it as the chief guest from his official residence here.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bangladesh Representative Hayakawa Yuho were present at the depot.
The minister said the physical progress of the second phase construction of the metro-rail from Agargaon to Motijheel reached 59.78 percent.
Combined progress of electrical and mechanical system and procurement of rolling stock (rail coaches) and depot equipment reached 54.40 percent, he added.