All posts by Sumayyah Tehsin

Hardinge Bridge- Celebration of 100 years

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Photo: Hardinge bridge at  Pabna

Physical work of the 1.8-km Hardinge Bridge had started in 1909 and completed 1915, bridge was partially damaged during the Liberation War, but Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took initiatives to reopen it. The bridge, runs between the railways stations Bheramara and Paksey in Pabna, was named for Viceroy of India, Lord Hardinge.

The construction on the bridge had begun on 1910 under the British Railway Department and it took two years to complete. British Engineer Mr. Gayle was in charge of the bridge’s construction. The first train moved on the bridge on January 1, 1915 as an engineering test while the bridge was officially inaugurated by Lord Hardinge on March, 4 that year. Recently in Pabna, the one hundred year anniversary of the historic bridge was observed acknowledging the architectural genius that went into constructing the bridge a hundred years ago.

On august 22, 2015 Hardinge bridge  centenary has been celebrated. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) jointly arranged a function on the occasion at a programme in a city hotel. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque spoke at the function held with professor Dr Jamilur Reza Choudhury in the chair. Professor Dr K Nogami of Tokyo Metropolitan University also spoke at the function, attended by delegates from various countries. Architect Kazi Anisuddin Iqbal, Director, FPD (Forum for Physical Development) attended the program.

Policy_Act_Plan

  • Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan – 2008

Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world and will become even more so as a result of climate change. Sections I to V of the document provide the context, outline the implications and likely impacts of climate change in Bangladesh, provide an overview of different adaptation strategies and briefly outline mitigation issues.

For detail report please follow the link below:

Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2008

  • Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan-2009

The document provides emphasize on the fact that it is essential that Bangladesh prepares now to adapt to climate change and safeguard the future well-being of her people. Sections I to V of the document provide the context, outline the implications and likely impacts of climate change in Bangladesh, provide an overview of different adaptation strategies and briefly outline mitigation issues. Sections VI to VII describe a ten year programme to build the capacity and resilience of the country to meet the challenge of climate change over the next 20-25 years.

For detail report please follow the link below:

Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan-2009

  • Bangladesh National Building Code 2006

The BNBC contains general requirements for the structural design of buildings, structures and components thereof. These requirements should be applied to all buildings regulated by this code.

For knowing detail about BNBC please follow the link below:

Bangladesh National Building Code. PDF 

  • The Building Construction Act 1952

The Building Construction Act is provided for the prevention of haphazard construction of buildings. The act contains all the regulation related with building construction.

To know detail about the act follow the link below:

Building-construction-Act-1952

  • Coastal Zone Policy 2005

The Coastal Zone Policy consists existing coastal setting, area of management and coastal policies.

To know detail about the policy follow the link below:

http://fpd-bd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Coastal-Zone-Policy1.pdf

  • Disaster Management Plan

The National Plan for Disaster Management is indicative to what the relevant regional and  sectoral plans would consider to address the key issues like risk reduction, capacity building, climate change adaptation, livelihood security, gender mainstreaming, community empowerment and response and recovery management.

To know detail about disaster management plan follow the link bellow:

http://fpd-bd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Disaster-Management-Plan.pdf

  • Ganges Water Sharing Treaty

The government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh and the government of the republic of India, determined to promote and strengthen their relations of friendship and good neighborliness through Ganges Water Sharing Treaty.

To know details about the Treaty follow the link below:

Gganges_Water_Sharing_treaty1996

  • Integrated Multi Modal Transport Policy

The integrated transport policy is intended to extend choice in transport and secure mobility in a way that supports sustainable development. Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals is, in part, reliant on a cheap and efficient transport system. The transport system in Bangladesh is intended to be safe, efficient, clean and fair.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Integrated Multi Modal Transport Model Draft Final 2008

  • National Water Policy

The National Water Policy describes the right, access ,use of water and distribution of water  of the country.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

National_Water_Policy_BD

National_Water_Policy_BD_Eng

  • National Environment Management Action Plan

National Environment Management Action Plan deals integrating environment in all  development activities and achieving environmentally sound development planning

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

National-Environment-Management-Action-Plan-1995

  • Elevated Law 2011

To ease traffic flow of large cities of Bangladesh, elevated expressway is a new option for future sustainable transport development. As land acquisition is related with the implementation of Elevated Expressway Project, there lies an importance of a legal document related with such kind of development.

Elevated Law 2011 has been established to guide the land acquisition process of elevated expressway projects.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

ElevatedLaw2011

  • Haritage Gazzete

The haritage gazzete describes the list of historical places of Dhaka city including buildings and special areas which should be conserved as heritage site.

The detail list of the sites are stated in the following link:

HaritazeGazette

  • Private Residential Land Development Rule 2004

Due to rapid growth of the city, planned urbanization is a major concern. Private Residential Land Development Rule 2004 is a guideline for development  and construction of various physical and social infrastructures for national development.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

house_land_dev_rule_2004

  • Land Acquisition Law for Padma Bridge

For the implementation of Padma bridge project, a land acquisition law has been established as a large amount of land have to be acquired for the implementation of the project.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Land Acquisition Law for Padma Bridge

  • Constitution (Third Amendment) Act, 1974

The Constitution Act, 1974 is an agreement between the Governments of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of India regarding the excluded territories and included territories specially the land boundaries of Bangladesh and India as well.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Land_boundary_agreement_1974

  • National Land Transport Policy 2004

National Land Transport Policy is established to ensure the proper physical and institutional infrastructure transport in order to achieve national development in Bangladesh.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Land-Transport-Policy

  • Master Plan of Haor Areas

As Haor area is a major economic zone of Bangladesh, the development in the area should be properly planned. For that purpose, a master plan has been prepared to direct future development options based on analysis of the problems, issues, opportunities, strengths and risks of different sectors.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Master plan of haor areas

  • Bangladesh National Programme of Action for Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities

Bangladesh is one of the largest deltas in the world, with a network of 230 rivers and rivulets and a coastline of 710 kilometers, hosting an unique diversity of ecosystems.  The coast of Bangladesh is identified as a zone of multiple vulnerabilities and prone to severe natural disasters. The coastal and marine environment is also under threat. To reduce these problems Bangladesh: National Programme of Action for Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities has been prepared.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

National Program of Action for Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment from Land Based Activities

  • National Road Safety Strategic Action Plan: 2011 – 2013

Nowadays, the number of vehicles is steadily increasing along with the increase of road
mileage.  In recent years, good roads are being constructed adding speed to transportation and frequency of movement of people. Simultaneously number of road accidents is also soaring high. Road accidents in Bangladesh claim lives and properties of people. The national loss due to road accident is estimated around 5000 crore every year. It is feared that with the continued expansion of the road network and the growth of traffic, this adverse trend is likely to continue in the future unless effective remedial measures are taken with co-ordination of all concerned agencies through national action plans. National Road Safety Strategic Action Plan 2011-2013 has been established to guide the safety measures in transportation sector.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

National Road Safety Strategic Action Plan 2011-2013

  • National Urban Sector Policy 2011 (draft)

Cities and towns are playing a crucial role in the national development of Bangladesh. In order to achieve a sustainable urban development, National Urban Sector Policy 2011 has been established.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

National_Urban_Sector_Policy_2011_Bangladesh_Draft

  • National Housing Policy 2001

National Housing Policy has been developed to create affordability, specially, for the middle and low income groups  as well as to ensure development of housing for the poor and needy and housing for the majority rural population through the use of different instruments like free land, cross-subsidy and concessionary finance etc. The major emphasis of the policy is on resource mobilization, land availability, incentives for home ownership, incentives to developers and constructors and promotion of research and development activities to make construction cost effective.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

National-Housing-Policy-2001

  • Paurashava Act 2009

Paurashava Act 2009 has been established to provide a detail guideline for a municipality area.

To know details about the Act follow the link below:

Paurashava_Act_2009

  • Open Space and Water body Conservation Act 2000

Open Space and Water body Conservation Act 2000 has been established to conserve the open space, play field, forest and natural water body of metropolitan area, divisional town, district town and municipality areas of the country.

To know details about the Act follow the link below:

PondOpenSpace

  • Real Estate Act 2010

As real estate development and management along with other relevant issues requires a proper guideline, Real Estate Act 2010 has been established.

To know details about the Act follow the link below:

Real_Estate_Act_2010

  • Strategic Transport Plan for Dhaka 2005

The impact of rapid growth of population in Dhaka has major consequences on the ability of the transport sector to provide mobility for all people as they seek to take advantage of employment, education, health and social opportunities. Strategic Transport Plan for Dhaka 2005 has been established to serve existing transport needs better and to prepare an overall framework for a multi-modal transport system that effectively serves current and future land uses.

To know details about the Plan follow the link below:

The Strategic Transport Plan for Dhaka

Strategic Transport Plan (Draft) 2005

  • The Custom Act 1969

The Custom Act 1969 has been established to provide guideline for transit of goods across Bangladesh to foreign territory and vice versa.

To know details about the Act follow the link below:

The Custom Act 1969

  • The Environment Pollution Control Ordinance, 1977

The Environment Pollution Control Ordinance, 1977 is an Ordinance to provide for the control, prevention and abatement of pollution of the environment of Bangladesh.

To know details about the Ordinance follow the link below:

The Environment Pollution Control Ordinance, 1977

  • Water Resources Planning Act 1992

Water Resources Planning Act 1992 was established to enhance the development of water resources and also to ensure the equitable distribution of the resources.

To know details about the Act follow the link below:

Warpo_Act

  • National Policy for Safe Water Supply & Sanitation 1998

National Policy for Safe Water Supply & Sanitation 1998 has been established to ensure that all people have access to safe water and sanitation services at an affordable cost. It has been established to ensure that development in the water supply and sanitation sector is equitable and sustainable.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Water-Supply-amp-Sanitation-Policy-1998

  • National Policy for Rural Development, 2001

As the development of rural area is the prerequisite for the overall improvement of Bangladesh, National Policy for Rural Development, 2001 has been established to create the pathway for sustainable development in rural areas.

To know details about the Policy follow the link below:

Rural-Development-Policy