Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aimed at the rehabilitation of Dhaka-Sylhet Highway, designated by N2. It included the review of the previous consultants’ road and structural design and contract documentation, the letting and evaluation of bids, monitoring implementation of resettlement policies after land acquisition, overseeing the relocation of services, supervision of construction, and the transfer of technology and training of local staff.
A total of six contracts are included in this rehabilitation project, totaling 224.1 km, which include the widening and raising of the existing road embankment and construction of 396 nos. of structures, including 49 nos. of new or replaced PC and RCC girder bridges and 347 nos. of box culverts. Paved with penetration macadam and thin seal coat the width of the road pavement was in the range of 6.8 to 7.3 m, and was started for reconstruction, widening and strengthening to cope with the traffic demand and other factors as existing pavement condition, low embankments in some places which are subject to flooding or saturation, resulting in pavement weakening creating uneven surface. The alignment of the road developed from inter-village link roads.
Description of Actual Services Provided by your Staff:
Administer the civil works contract and ensure that the works are constructed in accordance with its provisions.
Review of contact documents and preparation of formal contract agreement, construction supervision of 396 structures out of which 37 nos. pre-stressed concrete bridges; with necessary river training and bank protective works.
Implementation of the project activities in scheduled timeline,
Review of pavement and highway design and redesign if and where necessary,
Quality control including supervision of laboratory and field tests carried out for the project,
Arrangement to establish a quality assurance system, and training of local engineers in quality control procedures and supervision techniques,
Certify payments of quality and quantity,
Project planning, monitoring, reporting and financial management,
Environmental monitoring during period of constructions.