Another consignment of two sets of metro rail having six coaches each arrived at Mongla port on Tuesday.
The consignment reached Bangladesh 21 days after starting its journey from the Post of Kobe in Japan.
ABM Arifur Rahman, project manager of MRT Line-6, confirmed the news to The Business Standard and said eight sets of trains had reached Dhaka earlier. The new consignment is expected to reach Dhaka by the third week of February.
The vessel, SPM Bangkok, carrying the latest consignment anchored at jetty number eight of Mongla port around 3.50pm on Tuesday. The unloading process began on Wednesday.
Mass Rapid Transit Line-6, the country's first-ever metro rail system, is being built at a cost of around TK 21,985 crore.
Twenty-four metro trains will be required for the route from Uttara to Motijheel. The DMTCL aims to commence the commercial operation of metro rail from Uttara to Agargaon in December next year with eight sets of trains.
The Kawasaki-Mitshubishi Consortium of Japan started construction of 24 passenger trains and one relief train for MRT-6 in April 2019 under an Tk2,870 crore agreement signed in 2017.
The first set of metro trains arrived in Dhaka on 23 April this year.