Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||05 Feb 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||15 Apr 2010|
|Project Name||Rural Infrastructure Improvement|
|Geographical Location||The Project area covers the 16 districts of Khulna and Barisal divisions with 100 subdistricts. The area was selected considering poverty level and the poor state of development of the road infrastructure.|
|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
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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Construction impact on environment like soil (for reexcavation for road fill materials), and risk of pollution of surface and ground water. There are also social impacts like noise, dusts, accidents, and health. there is also indirect impact on fisheries development. The risks are being mitigated---no new embankment being constructed under the Project, sufficient water pass regulators are being provided along the roads (=/> the design of Planning Commission), required provisions have been incorporated in the bid documents. Road side tree plantation also provided under the Project.
During planning and selection of road and other infrastructure facilities, all stake holders are consulted in the citizen forum meeting in the Union level. Subproject appraisal reports were prepared for all the sub-districts identifying the schemes and other major activities.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The Project will assist the Government to reduce rural poverty through sustainable economic growth, rural development and improved infrastructure. This objective contributes to the Government's goals to promote economic development and reduce poverty through rural infrastructure development. The project will (i) improve rural road infrastructure; (ii) improve rural infrastructure such as growth center markets, boat landings, ferry facilities, and union council office complexes; (iii) improve the maintenance of rural road and other infrastructure; (iv) strengthen LGED capacity and improve local governance for efficient and participatory planning, management, and operation and maintenance of rural infrastructure; and (v) provide the resources necessary to support efficient project management.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2007 Feb 05|
Consulting services will be required to assist LGED in project implementation. An international consulting firm in association with domestic consultants will provide technical assistance for infrastructure design and implementation. The consultant will provide 134 person-months of international and 1,238 person-months of domestic consulting services for engineering design, planning, tender evaluation, supervision, monitoring, and reporting of project works. A further 48 person-months of international and 606 person-months of domestic consultants will provide capacity building and local governance support through a separate organization. The consultants will be led by an international project management adviser based in Dhaka, and one senior international project-engineering adviser based in Jessore. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Advance action and retroactive financing for the recruitment of consultants has been requested by the Government.
All procurement under the Project will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Major items procured through international competitive bidding will be equipment and vehicles. Civil works will comprise many small contract packages for improving infrastructure and facilities scattered over a large area. All civil works will be procured through local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB among prequalified local contractors which will follow local competitive bidding procedures.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||06 Jun 2000|
|Fact-finding||24 Jun 2002 to 12 Jul 2002|
|Management Review Meeting||23 Aug 2002|
|Approval||02 Dec 2002|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1952||02 Dec 2002||03 Feb 2003||07 Sep 2003||30 Jun 2009||–||12 Aug 2009|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|02 Sep 2014||Loan 1952||57,213||0||98.00%|
|02 Sep 2014||Loan 1952||58,369||0||100.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Brian D. Fawcett (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Local Government Engineering Department
Md. Abdus Shaheed
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/31304-013/documents|