Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (RCIP)

Project Implementation Strategy

.The rural economy, through farm and nonfarm sector, substantially contributes to the national economy. Agriculture constituted about 15.5% of the GDP in 2015. Agricultural development is critical to poverty reduction, as the vast majorities of the poor in Bangladesh are in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood.  The major challenges in agriculture in Bangladesh are promotion of production technology, nutrition, value chains and maintaining food security. Insufficient rural transport, market infrastructure, and climate change impacts are major constraints in agriculture.

.Rural connectivity is a key component of rural development in Bangladesh. Rural roads contribute significantly to generating increased agricultural incomes and productive employment opportunities, alongside promoting access to economic and social services. Rural roads are the virtual lifelines for the vast multitude residing in rural areas.
At a Glance
Short Title: RCIP
Ministry: LGRD
Executing Agency: LGED
Approval Ref: 2018-851
Project Code: 224249700
Sector: Rural
Status: Ongoing Investment Project
Funded By: ADB, GOB.
Budget: 649307.00 (Lac)
Start Date: Jul-2018
Completion Date: Jun-2027