Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian-made stainless steel coaches, made by PT INKA, have been officially used by the Bangladeshi state-owned railway enterprise for its newly launched Sonar Bangla Express service.

Senior Manager of Public Relations of PT INKA, M Cholik, said in a statement here on Sunday that the state-owned train manufacturer had a deal with the Bangladesh Railways to supply a total of 150 passengers cars.

"INKA has been producing and will meet the target at the end of 2016," Cholik said.

The Indonesian-made coaches are used for Sonar Bangla Express train, which was recently launched on Saturday, serving Dhaka-Citagong route.

Based on the contract, PT INKA will provide 100 units of Meter Gauge (MG) and 50 units of Broad Gauge (BG) coaches.

The MG type coaches have a four-seat arrangement, two on one side of the aisle and two on the other, while the BG coaches have a five- seat arrangement, two on one side of the aisle and three on the other side.

"PT INKA will expand its business to several other countries in Asia and Middle East," President Director of PT. INKA, Agus Purnomo, who also attended the launch of the Sonar Bangla Express in Bangladesh, said.

Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Egypt will be the next markets targeted by PT. INKA.

Editor: Ade P Marboen
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