Transport Policy Note-Bangladesh
"This policy note provides an overview of the main characteristics of the transport sector in Bangladesh and the challenges going forward. It also provides guidance to the Bank in its dialogue with the Government of Bangladesh on the strategic priorities in the sector and the areas where the Bank can provide the most support consistent with the overall strategic objectives of the Bank in the transport sector. The note recommends that the Bank support the Government in developing and implementing policies and infrastructure investments in the transport system to help sustain economic growth momentum in the face of the global financial crisis, and to improve access of the rural and urban poor to jobs and essential services. The note also recommends supporting initiatives to open up mutually beneficial transit opportunities with neighboring countries and to enable the transport sector to play its full role in strengthened disaster preparedness."