Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki has said they are one step closer to the completion of the historic metro rail project in Bangladesh.
"When the people of Bangladesh see this electrified vehicle traveling in Dhaka, they will realise the beginning of a new era for Bangladesh," he said.
The Ambassador, together with Hayakawa Yuho, Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh, attended the MRT 6 trains introduction ceremony. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader participated in the ceremony online.
In this ceremony of viewing six railcars of Dhaka MRT manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan, Ambassador Naoki said the project has overcome a number of hurdles from the terrible terror attack to the current pandemic crisis.
He said the trains in the traditional colours of Bangladesh will run in Dhaka city with Japanese technology.
"It symbolises the changing face of Dhaka. Dhaka MRT is the frontrunner of the transport infrastructure development of the city," he said.