The Public Works Department , Arunachal Pradesh was created on 22/12/1981 as an offshoot of the erstwhile Central public Department. Initially the Department was the construction agency for Government of Arunachal Pradesh development of infrastructure for roads & bridges , buildings – residential and non-residential Category ,Micro Hydel ,Power, Water Supply , irrigation and flood control and other civil structures as entrusted by Government. Subsequently , on creation of separate like the department of Power, the Public Health engineering Department & Water Resource Department , curving out from Public Work Department , the main activities of the PWD now stand confined to development of road & bridges of categories like National Highway , State Highways, Major District Roads and other District road Connecting administrative headquarters , hubs of activity such as commerce, education, health care, tourism etc. Further in the respect of building works the activities is mostly concentrated for construction of Buildings under General Pool Accommodation for Public Housing & Maintenance of these assets. The PWD ,how ever, continues to be the premier engineering department , making its Presence felt in all walks of life of the people of the state.