Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 05 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 15 Apr 2010

Project Name Rural Infrastructure Improvement
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 31304-013
Status Approved
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
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

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

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.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

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.

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 2007 Feb 05
Consulting Services
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


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
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
15 Sep 2014 Loan 1952 57,213 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
15 Sep 2014 Loan 1952 58,369 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 1952

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Md. Rafiqul Islam (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Local Government Engineering Department
Md. Abdus Shaheed


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