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.
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.