Major Functions

The major functions of LGED can be broadly categorized as follows:

Other than those above, LGED is extensively involved with rural infrastructure maintenance program throughout the country.

Rural infrastructure development program: Back to top

The main intervention of LGED for rural infrastructure development programs is to develop rural road transport network to improve accessibility to Growth Centers (GC), important social & administrative points and also development of GCs to expand marketing facilities of farm and non-farm products of the rural areas. GCs are economically important markets which play role as economic nucleus of a particular rural area. There are 2100 GCs and 18000 small markets across the
country. The rural infrastructure development activities that LGED implement are listed below.
  • Construction of Upazila and Union roads and bridge/culverts on those roads.

  • Development of Growth Centers (GC)

  • Construction of Union Parishad (Council) Complexes and Primary Schools.

  • Construction of Jetty and boat landing.

  • Constructions of cyclone shelters and Killas (Elevated earthen place for the shelter of livestocks during flood)

  • Development of technical specifications and manuals for construction of rural infrastructures.

  • Development and updating of rural road master plan, infrastructure database and digital maps.

  • Development of Upazila and Union plan book to facilitate local level planning and participation

  • Provide technical support to Zila and Upazila Parishads

  • Tree plantation on the slope of roads and embankments.

Urban infrastructure development program:Back to top

LGED provides technical and management support to Urban Local Government Institutions (City Corporations, City Councils) to implement urban infrastructure development programs. The overall activities are as follows:

  • Planning and implementation of integrated town centre (bus terminals, markets etc.)

  • Planning and implementation of municipal roads, bridge/culverts, drainage, water supply and sanitation projects.

  • Planning and implementation of solid waste management projects

  • Planning and implementation of slum upgrading projects

  • Development of Land use plan, survey & digital mapping.

  • Development of database and software for the use of municipalities to improve planning & management capacity and resources mobilization & management.

  • Institutional development of municipalities through training and computerizations.

  • Preparation of district and upazilla town master plan.

  • Development of technical specifications and manuals for construction of urban infrastructures.

Small scale water resources development program:Back to top

The intervention of LGED for small scale water resources development program is limited up the command area 1000 hectors. LGED implements the program involving the stakeholders during preparation and implementation stages and the operation & maintenance (O&M) of the project is

taken-up by stakeholders through WMCA (Water Management Cooperative Association- which is an elected committee by the stakeholders). The overall activities are as follows:

  • Construction of flood protection embankment

  • Conservation of water for irrigation and improvement irrigation systems

  • Construction of water control structures and Rubber Dams.

  • Excavation and re-excavation of Canals.

  • Training to stakeholders and WMCA members.

The details about small scale water resources development program can be found in www.lged.gov.bd/iwrm or in

Rural infrastructure maintenance program:
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There are total 0.265 million kilometers of roads and 1.2 million meters length of bridge/ culverts under jurisdiction of LGED and LGIs. For detail statistics and conditions of roads and bridge/culverts, see section “RIMMU – Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Management Unit”.

Once a road is developed or a bridge/culverts are constructed, it becomes a public asset. So maintenance of these assets is very vital without which transport systems turn less effective that implicates road safety, vehicle operating cost and many other things.


There are two types of maintenance:

  • Routine maintenance
  • Periodic maintenance
Other than above, there is Emergency Maintenance for special circumstances like disaster or other natural calamities.

The maintenance functions of LGED that RIMMU performs are as follows:

  • Update and maintain roads and structure database.

  • Prepare annual maintenance plan and budget.

  • Develop maintenance guidelines and manuals.

  • Conduct traffic and road condition survey

Chief Engineer, LGED