Public Works Department (PWD), under the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, is the pioneer in construction arena of Bangladesh. Over about two centuries, PWD could successfully set the trend and standard in the country's infrastructural development. It plays a pivotal role in the implementation of government construction projects. It also undertakes projects for autonomous bodies as deposit works. Public works Department has highly qualified and experienced professionals forming a multi-disciplinary team of civil, electrical and mechanical engineers who work alongside architects from the Department of Architecture. With its strong base of standards and professionalism developed over the years, PWD is the repository of expertise and hence the first choice among discerning clients for any type of construction project in Bangladesh. Besides being the construction agency of the Government, it performs regulatory function in setting the pace and managing projects for the country's construction industry under the close supervision of the Ministry of Housing and Public Works.