After 1990, a construction boom has started in Bangladesh owing to the need for highways, flyovers, bridges, roads, industrial buildings, corporate offices, housing units and other types of infrastructure facilities. Construction sector is poised to emerge as a new growth engine in this country. The construction sector plays vital role in the economy amid continued urbanisation.
The N1 or Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, approximately 250 kilometers in length, is the main transportation artery in Bangladesh between two main cities of Bangladesh, that is, Dhaka and Chittagong. This highway is known along various stretches such as the Chittagong-Cox"s Bazar Highway and the Cox"s Bazar-Teknaf Highway. Currently two lanes with a four-lane expansion underway, the N1 is the busiest road in the country and a top development priority.
The Manila-based Asian Development Bank has approved a highway construction and maintenance project worth $1.04 Billion in order to connect four countries such as Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan.
Dhaka Elevated Expressway is the first elevated expressway project in Bangladesh which would connect the Hazrat Shahjalal International airport with Kutubkhali via Mohakhali, Tejgaon and Kamalapur. It is on of the largest infrastructure projects taken up by the Government of Bangladesh in order to ease traffic congestion in the capital.