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∫∫∫Transport in Bangladesh∫∫∫

Transport in Bangladesh


An efficient transportation system is essential to facilitate economic growth in Bangladesh . The country’s economy needs to grow at a sustained 7 percent per year to achieve the first goal of the MDGs: that of halving the proportion of people living under a dollar a day by 2015. To achieve this growth, the transport sector will need to reduce costs and allocate resources among different modes of transport in a more balanced manner.


Roads. Roads carry over 80 percent of national passenger traffic, providing the backbone of the transport sector in this country of 140 million people.


Railways. Bangladesh Railways, primarily a passenger railway, handles approximately 10 percent of the national passenger and freight traffic. It carries its maximum number of passengers between Chittagong and Dhaka, the nation’s most important transport corridor.


Dhaka_transport_cargo_2Inland waterways. With some 700 rivers and tributaries crisscrossing the country, Bangladesh has one of the largest inland waterway networks in the world. Inland ports handle about 40 percent of the nation’s foreign trade. The network, which shrinks during the dry season, connects almost all the country’s major cities, towns, and commercial centers. Moreover, being cheap, safe, and environment friendly, inland water transportation is often the only mode that serves the poor, proving especially useful during periods of widespread flooding.


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