The qualifier “on average” is important because there are a number of very poor districts on the Eastern side of the country. Also, on average eastern districts tend to be more densely populated than the western districts making poverty reduction that much more challenging in the eastern districts.
Data are for roads maintained by the Roads and Highways Department only and does not include rural roads and town roads maintained by the Local Government and Engineering Department
National average household monthly income was TK. 5,842 in 2000.