Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of

Project Name
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 30022-013
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 Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The principal objective of the Project is to improve the existing National Highway 7, Dhaka-Mawa-Mongla and selected feeder roads to (i) allow for more effective and lower cost communications with the southern/southwestern regions of Bangladesh with improvements to flood-prone links, (ii) facilitate east-west trade movements, particularly cross-border trade with India, (iii) further exploit the potential of Mongla Port to contribute to effective goods movement in the western region of Bangladesh, and (iv) support the Government's emphasis on a balanced and integrated road network system by addressing the needs of a major transport corridor. The Project will finance strengthening, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the selected links, as well as developing further road safety programs initiated in earlier projects.

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
Consulting Services
Selection of consultants will be in accordance with revised procedures set out for Bangladesh, the framework for which is based on the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement of civil works will be undertaken in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement following international competitive bidding (ICB) and local competitive bidding (LCB) procedures. Advance action for prequalification and tendering approved.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 07 Apr 1999 to 25 Apr 1999
Management Review Meeting 01 Jun 1999
Approval 16 Nov 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1708 16 Nov 1999 07 Dec 1999 02 Mar 2000 30 Sep 2004 31 Mar 2006 27 Sep 2006
Technical Assistance 2678 05 Nov 1996 01 Apr 1997 25 Feb 2000


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Oct 2014 Loan 1708 0 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Oct 2014 Loan 1708 0 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1708

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Roads and Highways Department


Project Website
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