Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 03 Nov 2005
PDS Updated as of 09 Aug 2011

Project Name Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 29041-022
Status Closed
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Public sector management
Subsector Decentralization
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3690Japan Special Fund350
Counterpart 96

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The TA will prepare a project that will support the economic development of secondary towns to improve the welfare of town residents, including the urban poor, and enhance the quality of the urban environment. It will also develop effective measures to improve urban governance at both national and local levels and recommend suitable modalities for supporting necessary policy and institutional changes in the administrative, legal, and financial systems in secondary towns. The TA will include (i) a review of the institutional setup of the urban sector; (ii) a review of tax assessment and collection procedures for public and private holdings; (iii) an update of town-specific information for the secondary towns identifies in the TA for the Third Urban Development Project, and (iv) preparation of a sector project proposal for improving urban local governance and infrastructure services suitable for ADB financing.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2005 Nov 03
Consulting Services
A total of 35 person-months (7 international and 28 domestic) of consulting services will be required. International consultants will be selected on an individual basis and domestic consultant through a firm. The international consultants will include a team leader with expertise in local government management, and a municipal finance and taxation specialist. The domestic consultants will include a deputy team leader with expertise in local government administration and institutional development, municipal engineering specialist, municipal finance expert, project economist, financial analyst, environmental specialist, and social and gender development specialist.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 26 Apr 2001 to 03 May 2001
Management Review Meeting
Approval 27 Jul 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3690 27 Jul 2001 13 Nov 2001 13 Nov 2001 30 Apr 2002 31 Jul 2003


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3690 350 350 336 14 336 14

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Local Government Engineering Department
Mr. Md. Shahidul Hassan, Chief Engineer


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