Project Data Sheet

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Project Name Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 32467-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Chittagong Hill Tracts Region comprising the districts of Khagrachari, Ramgamati and Bandarban.
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Land-Based Natural Resources Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3213-0

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 be designed to assess the potential for rural development and infrastructure investment in CHT. The Project components includes: (i) upgrading basic rural infrastructure such as priority market facilities, rural roads and trails, including bridges and culverts, and small-scale water retention structures to improve crop cultivation, and improve drinking and irrigation water supplies by enhancing land-use and watershed management; (ii) raising income generation through improvements in such areas as agricultural output, fishing, livestock and poultry production, handicrafts, weaving, food processing and packing, through the provision of microcredit and savings opportunities, targeted at the poor including tribal groups and women; and (iii) strengthening the executing and implementing institutions capacity and fostering beneficiary participation in Project design, execution, implementation, and operation and maintenance of facilities.

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 15
Consulting Services
a. International: (i) Rural Development Specialist (5 pm); (ii) Development Economist (2 pm); (iii) Land-Use/Environmental Specialist (1.5 pm); and (iv) Indigenous Peoples and Community Development Specialist (2.0 pm). b. Domestic: (i) Rural Engineer (4 pm); (ii) Agriculturist (3 pm); (iii) Development Economist (2 pm); (iv) Sociologist (3.5 pm); (v) Regional Planner (3.5 pm); Rural Finance Specialist (2 pm); and Institutional Specialist (2 pm).
Computers and softwares.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 04 Feb 1999
Fact-finding 15 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 30 Jun 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3213 30 Jun 1999 28 Aug 1999 28 Aug 1999 31 Dec 2000


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 3213 500 500 476 24 476 24

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Donneth Walton (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad
Mr. Adbul Hamid Chowdhury


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