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Message From The Honorable Minister
Public Works Department, under the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, is the pioneer in construction arena of Bangladesh. Over about two centuries, Public Works Department, i.e. PWD, could successfully set the trend and standard in the country’s infrastructure development. I am happy to see that the department is enriched with highly qualified and experienced professionals forming a multidisciplinary team of civil, electrical and mechanical engineers who work along with the architects of the Department of Architecture. A strong base of professionalism has been developed over centuries.
Just after taking over the responsibilities of the nation, the Government has put due importance to ensure improved performance and committed role of all government organizations to work hard and to prove sincerity and honesty in their duties and functions. The Government has to ensure transparency, accountability and integrity in performing government duties and functions.
Being the Minister of Ministry of Housing and Public Works, I would expect that PWD will execute and implement Government development projects with due sincerity and commitment to ensure quality, cost effectiveness and transparency.
I would take this opportunity to ventilate that the Government is very keen to build up a “Digital Bangladesh” by 2021 with the help of modern ICT opportunities. Information super highways, its radical changes and impact on the society, the ICT is now the state of art government tool in the E-governance, which is also a strategic consideration in the context of making the Government more transparent, efficient and service oriented.
I am happy to know that PWD has already put itself in the pipeline of turning this vision into a mission and subsequent reality. It has recently upgraded its website from static to a dynamic one and set up opportunities for the citizens to interact with PWD officials through e-mail. I am also happy to know that PWD Tenders are regularly published in the website to ensure transparency in public procurement. Since technology is changing fast, modernization and high-tech facilities are being developed fast in IT, I would suggest PWD to avail these opportunities and up-date their website regularly. This will help the department to ensure better construction management, efficient implementation of their projects and consequently enabling the department making contribution toward vision 2021 of a Digital Bangladesh with the fascinating profusion of ICT.
Ministry of Housing & Public Works
|The Chief Engineer|
Message From The Chief Engineer
Public Works Department is the pioneer construction agency of government of Bangladesh and plays anchor role in building construction program of government projects. It also undertakes the projects of autonomous bodies and public sector as Deposit Works. Besides being a construction agency of government, it performs a regulatory function in setting the pace, standard and programs for the building industry in the country. The department executes the projects on turnkey basis including the services viz. Water supply, Sewerage system, Internal Roads, Electrification, Air-condition, Firefighting, Arboriculture ect. It also offers consulting services for building construction projects right from concepts to completion with an able support from its sister concern Department of Architecture. Expertise of all fields of building construction & services are available under one umbrella.
PWD with its office network throughout the length and breadth of the country is fully equipped to meet the challenges in the emerging scenario of building construction sector. Its well-qualified, trained and dedicated workforce has been tested over time through number of complex projects in the country. In this 21st century we just can not make ourselves aloof from the fascinating achievement of ICT sector as ICT is now the state of art government tool in E-Governance, which makes the government more transparent, efficient and service oriented. Therefore development of ICT in PWD is getting priority in my work list. In this connection development of some Database software is going to be initiated. I do request to all my colleagues to build their capability in effective using of computer specially use of Database software.
At this time of Information Technology and its fascinating profusion organizations provide their ICT services to stakeholders through website. PWD also has been maintaining its website since year 2002. It is my observation that this website of PWD will benefit the citizens in knowing the department. In this regard PWD’s Citizen Charter has been hosted in the site and I hope it will uplift the image of the department through ensuring better service to its stakeholders. I wish this website will be resourceful through which our client Ministries will get access to the Database system to monitor the progress of work of different projects. I also expect that continuous updating of this website will be taken up by the officers engaged with this noble task.
Md. Kabir Ahmed Bhuiyan
Public Works Department