The Project will help the Government achieve poverty reduction through economic growth by improving transport efficiency and strengthening integrated road networks. The Project will (i) facilitate the Government to implement the sector and institutional reform measures envisaged in the National Land Transport Policy (NLTP); (ii) improve national, regional, and Type A feeder roads to provide rural farmers with better access to markets, social services and employment opportunities, to provide better access to the border point in Banglabandh, and to complete some missing links in the main road network; (iii) secure Government resources for periodic road maintenance; (iv) promote private sector participation in road maintenance; (v) improve road safety; (vi) privatize the operation of 5 vehicle inspection centers; and (vii) improve public awareness for HIV/AIDS and women trafficking.
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