Bangladesh, with population over 160 million in a total area of only 150,000 km2, is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Its capital, Dhaka, with a population of 17 million in the Greater Dhaka area is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Bangladesh’s national GDP has been following a steady growth path of more than 6% per year over the last decade, and road traffic in Dhaka soared by more than 130% over the same period. Roads carry over 80% of national passenger traffic, providing the backbone of the transport sector. The Rampura–Amulia–Demra Expressway (“RAD” or the “Project”) is a key project of Bangladesh’s Public–Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) and Roads and Highways Department (RHD). The project will serve as a gateway connecting central Dhaka to existing national highways to Chittagong, Sylhet, and the eastern regions of Bangladesh. PPPA and RHD will shortly invite interested private sector parties to pre-qualify for the opportunity to Design Build, Finance, Operate, and Maintain the RAD project. A compelling opportunity exists for leading consortia to: • Provide a much-awaited congestion relief road to traffic entering Dhaka, by developing a 13.5km expressway connecting National Highways N1 and N2 to the city center. • Capitalize on Bangladesh’ economic and urban growth by providing critical connectivity infrastructure for the country • Manage and operate the road over a 25-year concession The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been appointed as the Transaction Advisor to structure and tender the RAD as a PPP project. The expression of interest process for the project will commence shortly. The attached market awareness brochure provides preliminary information on the Project and the upcoming tender. We look forward to feedback and participation from potential bidders. Contact information for the transaction advisors is provided in the brochure. Thank you in advance for your interest.