The tunnel will be 620m in length and have shops and restaurants inside. It will enable multi-modal connectivity including connection to a future mass rapid transit (MRT) station.
Advanced construction methods, including Trenchless Tunnelling Techniques, will be implemented to build what will be the first pedestrian tunnel of its kind in Bangladesh. The mechanised tunnel solution was conceptualised by Richard Hinchliffe, SMEC Technical Principal, Tunnels, as a means of avoiding excavation by busy roads.
We are pleased to partner with our clients, specialists and government policy makers to develop sustainable transport solutions for the communities of Dhaka.
Image: SMEC’s senior technical leads on the project pose with chief engineers from the Roads and Highways Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
SMEC has been engaged to supervise civil works for upgrading the Central Cross Island Road (CCIR) in Samoa. The CCIR is one of the main economic arteries on Upolu Island and one of several key roads damaged when Tropical Cyclone Evan struck the Pacific Island nation in 2012. The project is being carried out in association with local sub-consultant MMSM Ltd for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Samoa and is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Uzbekistan Ministry of Water Resources has appointed SMEC as Project Implementation Consultant for the Climate Adaptative Water Resources Management project. The project will combine investment from the Republic of Uzbekistan government and the Asian Development Bank to improve climate resilience in the Aral Sea Basin.
The Baime Hydropower Project in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea is scheduled for commissioning by March 2023. With total installed capacity of 11.6 MW, the plant will be able to produce 81 GWh of hydroelectric energy annually.
The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) has appointed SMEC in a Joint Venture with ACE Bangladesh and Development Design Consultants Ltd as Project Management Consultant for the Dhaka Sanitation Improvement project (DSIP).