Eastern Bangladesh Bridge Improvement Project


The Government of Bangladesh (GOB), through Roads and Highways Department (RHD), received an ODA Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Finance the Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Supervision of Eastern Bangladesh Bridge Improvement Project and Capacity Building of RHD.

The scope of the project consists of the Detailed Engineering Design and Construction Supervision of total 68 nos. of bridges to be constructed/ reconstructed in the eastern part of the country i.e. Zones of Dhaka, Sylhet, Comilla and Chittagong; of lengths ranging from 38m to 170m and structure types of PC Girder, RCC Girder and Composite. Approximate number and total lengths of bridges in each

  • Detailed Engineering design – carrying out reconnaissance survey, topographic surveys and hydrographic surveys, sub-soil investigation; preparation of detailed design, BOQ, technical specifications (Dhaka zone 18 nos., Sylhet zone 18 nos., Comilla zone 10 nos. and Chittagong Zone 22 nos. and bidding documents for total 68 bridges),
  • Pre-construction stage – assist RHD with Land Acquisition and Resettlement Works, Contract Administration and selection of contractors,
  • Solving any contractual matters related to the construction works and proper execution,
  • Furnishing all necessary ground and topographic data to the contractor for establishment of road alignment and grades,
  • Review and recommendation for approval of contractor’s work schedule, assess the adequacy of materials, labor and equipment, housing, shops and warehouses according to the condition of contract
  • Supervised shifting and relocation of utility lines (11 KV Electrical lines and pole, Light poles, Communication cables etc.)
  • Supervision of the works and to issue the instruction to the contractor as required
  • Examination of and recommendations for contractor’s time extension, extra compensation; check, certify and make recommendation to RHD on Contractor’s monthly and final payment certificate
  • Issuance of the certificate of project completion
  • Capacity Building
  • Improvement of Bridge Inventory / Condition Survey Manual and Bridge Condition Survey (BCS) Forms
  • Implementation of Bridge Condition Survey in RHD Road Network for 3,827 nos. of bridges;
  • On the Job Training (OJT) on BCS to RHD Field Staff;
  • Establishment of Bridge Maintenance Standard and Bridge Maintenance Manuals;
  • Preparation of Bridge Inventory/Condition Survey Report; Materials for preparation of Bridge Maintenance Needs Report; Updating of latest Bridge Database, Bridge Maintenance Management System-BMMS (partly); andTraining of RHD Headquarter Staff.
US$ 6.725 million
Roads & Highways Department (RHD)