Bangladesh has had very strong population growth in recent decades and today it is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Poverty is widespread; however, the government has established a powerful growth target of being a higher middle-income country by 2021. Hifab is involved here to a high degree and is currently engaged in five major assignments in the country. One of the projects entails improving and updating 600 km of the national road network for higher transport capacity and for safer transportation.
Hifab also works in urban environments in Bangladesh and assists the Local Government Engineering Department to develop infrastructure in the country’s largest cities. In addition to the improvement of streets and wastewater systems, we are involved in projects with social and environmental sustainability in focus. Examples of such are the installation of solar powered streetlights, especially in order to provide security for women after dark, as well as waste disposal with a focus on closed systems.