French engineering and consulting group Systra has secured another contract for the Dhaka Metro project in Bangladesh.

The company was contracted by the implementing agency Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) to provide consulting services for the detailed design of the Northern Route of Line-5 of the Dhaka Metro.

The scope of works will also include tender assistance and construction supervision of the metro line.

The services will be provided by Systra’s teams based in India.

Systra business development assistant vice-president Nilanjan Sen Gupta said: “We are delighted to have won yet another contract to work on the Dhaka Metro, a clear indication of our client’s confidence in our abilities.

“Our teams have vast knowledge and experience of working on metro networks and we look forward to offering our services on future assignments for this high-profile project.”

The company previously won two contracts for the Dhaka Metro Line-6 in 2018, followed by another one last year for Line 1.

The Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project was planned to mitigate traffic congestion in Dhaka, the capital of the country, as well as encourage economic development.

Overall, the project involves building five metro lines in the city and surrounding areas by 2030.

Slated to open in December next year, the 20.1km-long MRT Line 6 will be the first line to commence commercial services.

Last year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) allocated a loan of $33.26m for the design of Line 5 (Southern Route).