Bangladesh: Rural infrastructure development

The government of Bangladesh is implementing a project that includes the upgrading of approximately 1,000 kilometres of rural roads, along with bridges and culverts. The project covers 9 administrative districts in northeast and southeast Bangladesh.

Supporting this project, IMC provided services that included the survey, design, and preparation of tender documents and evaluation of tenders for the road / bridge construction and building works. The services also included the construction supervision, monitoring of physical and financial progress and certification of payments to contractors.

The design process involved user participation and prior to the design process being completed a series of end user interactive meetings were held on site to ensure that the markets/boat landings were as required by the population.

An economic base line study was carried out in all the project affected areas which included a social household survey and these surveys has been repeated since to measure the economic benefits to the local inhabitants emanating from the project.

Women participation in the marketing process was also included and facilities, such as a women’s corner and ladies toilets, were provided in the developed markets.

Training and revision of standard government documentation were also included in the services.

Project Name

Eastern Bangladesh Rural Infrastructure Development Project - Phase 2

project status

Complete, 2009-2010


Bangladesh Local Government & Engineering Department

key teammates
contact person

Suraj Rana

Regional Director, Asia
last updated

November 12, 2015