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 South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, Logashri Sewnarain, has been elected a member of the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Board.
SMEC South Africa has recently directed vital support to The Sozo Foundation, a non-profit organisation situated in the impoverished Cape Flats community of Vrygrond, Cape Town. This financial contribution underscores SMEC's commitment to catalysing positive change in underserved communities.
SMEC Australia are pleased to announce, we have been awarded as the Project Verifier for New England Highway - Singleton Bypass Project, the largest road infrastructure investment in Singleton's history.
Testament to SMEC South Africa's dedication to community development and education is its recent partnership with Letcee (Little Elephant Training Centre) in the rural Midlands of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Letcee is a non-profit organisation dedicated to continually enhancing the quality of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services in the communities it serves.