The project aimed at promoting cultural tourism of four different archaeological sites (including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sompur Mahavira at Paharpur and the Sixty Domed Mosque within the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bagerhat) located along a heritage-rich geographic corridor of Bangladesh.
We assisted the project management and implementation unit within the Department of Archaeology, in the development of detailed project designs, bidding process management and procurement, financial management, construction supervision and monitoring, and enabling communities to obtain greater benefits from tourism activities at four heritage sites.
- Development of heritage master plan and management plan, establishing operating procedures for site management for all four sites
- Civil works amounting to USD 4.50 million (comprising of construction of rest house, entry complexes, souvenir shops, officers’ quarters, toilet blocks, etc)
- Conservation works and environmental improvements amounting to USD 2.75 million were carried out. Monument lighting worth USD 0.08 million was also undertaken at three sites.
- Development of tourism marketing strategy — tourist arrivals at each destination site increased by 10%