30022-013: Southwest Road Network Development

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


The principal objective of the Project is to improve the existing National Highway 7, Dhaka-Mawa-Mongla and selected feeder roads to (i) allow for more effective and lower cost communications with the southern/southwestern regions of Bangladesh with improvements to flood-prone links, (ii) facilitate east-west trade movements, particularly cross-border trade with India, (iii) further exploit the potential of Mongla Port to contribute to effective goods movement in the western region of Bangladesh, and (iv) support the Government's emphasis on a balanced and integrated road network system by addressing the needs of a major transport corridor. The Project will finance strengthening, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the selected links, as well as developing further road safety programs initiated in earlier projects.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: A
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)


07 Apr 1999 to 25 Apr 1999

Management Review Meeting
01 Jun 1999

Board Approval
16 Nov 1999