In 2000, the government of Bangladesh conducted a prefeasibility study for the construction of a bridge across the Padma River that separates the southwest zone from other parts of the country, including the north-central zone where the national capital of Dhaka is located.
Nepal’s challenging terrain makes air transport an important part of the country’s overall transport system. Air transport provides access to many remote mountainous areas and is vital to achieving the government’s tourism targets and resulting economic benefits.
Roads are the most important element of Azerbaijan’s in-land transport network and the country’s vehicle fleet was expected, as of 2007, to rapidly increase over the medium term. To expand the road network, as well as to rehabilitate/reconstruct sections that were in unsatisfactory condition because of inadequate maintenance funding and poor management of axle load control, the Asian Developme
In July 2006, the government of Azerbaijan developed its Road Network Development Program (RNDP), 2006–2015. The program aimed to improve the country’s road network, which was about 70% in poor condition, resulting in high transport costs, long delivery times, and traffic accidents. Such a condition constituted an impediment to non-oil sector growth and poverty reduction.