Thursday, July 18, 2024

Highway management set to improve

RHD to introduce country’s first road operation unit The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) is going establish a dedicated Road Operation Unit (ROU) for the first time to manage and monitor a national highway efficiently. The unit will include three ROU field offices and a headquarter in Dhaka, three axle-load control stations (ALCS) and Intelligent Transport

Roads collapse, minister smiles

Transport boss high on mega projects, low on road repair As the country’s road network teeters on the brink of collapse, the communications minister stays preoccupied with ambitious projects like elevated expressway and Padma bridge. Almost nothing has been done in the last two and a half years to repair the roads and highways. Due ... Read more

Graft gobbles up funds

Road Maintenance Graft gobbles up funds  Misappropriation of funds meant for repair and maintenance of highways is particularly blamed for the sorry state of roads and highways. A section of engineers and contractors of the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) pocket the lion’s share of the money allocated every year for the job, insiders

False cry over fund

The communications ministry has recently claimed that it could not repair roads and highways due to fund crunch, while it failed to spend timely the money allocated for two major donor-funded road development projects. Besides the donors, the government every year allocates the ministry over Tk 600 crore for repair and maintenance of roads and ... Read more