October 30, 2019
On October 29, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Dhaka for the Project for Establishment of Clearing House for Integrating Transport Ticketing System in Dhaka City Area (Phase II), a technical cooperation project.
The project supports the integration of the fare ticket systems of several transport operators in Dhaka, including MRT line 6, which will be constructed with the support of a Japanese yen loan. By unifying paying methods for public transportation in Dhaka it will allow users to change from one public transportation to another without the need to buy a new ticket, providing greater convenience to Dhaka residents. Through this approach, the project aims to promote the shift to public transportation in Dhaka. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 11.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||The People’s Republic of Bangladesh|
|Project title||Project for Establishment of Clearing House for Integrating Transport Ticketing System in Dhaka City Area (Phase II)|
|Planned implementation period||36 months|
|Executing agency||Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority, Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited|
|Target region||The city of Dhaka and adjacent areas, Bangladesh|
|Specific project details (provisional)||Connecting the Clearing House and MRT line 6 to integrate a public transport fare system in Dhaka, and provide support for the Clearing House operator to develop its operation capacity.|