Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 31 Jan 2007
PDS Updated as of 16 Jul 2008

Project Name Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation Project
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 38625-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Central and Northern region of Bangladesh
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 Multisector
Subsector Multisector
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 B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The initial environmental examination (IEE) for the entire Project was conducted to determine the degree of likely impacts and describe possible mitigation measures. The Project involves only rehabilitation of previously existing infrastructure. The IEE concluded that it is not likely to generate any significant environmental impacts during the construction and operation periods. The Project is expected to have several environmental benefits, including limiting land errosion and failure of embankments; and reducing health risks. The Project is not anticipated to require land acquisition or involve involuntary resettlement.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholders (affected persons and EAs) consultations were carried out during assessment of damages.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to sustain economic development by supporting the Government's efforts to rehabilitate high-priority and essential infrastructure damaged by the 2004 floods in Bangladesh. The Project will focus on priority areas, identified through consultation with the Government, public and private sector, civil society and involve community participation. The Project also includes capacity building and training to strengthen the Government's disaster preparedness through adoption of flood-resistant infrastructure design standards, and preparatory work to enhance early warning systems.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The devastating flooding in 2004 caused severe damage to infrastructure and other assets and disrupted economic activities, inflicting heavy losses to agricultural and industrial output and slowed down expansion in services. Based on the joint ADB-World Bank damage and needs assessment, the combined losses to assets and output amounted to at least $2.2 billion, constituting 3.9% of gross domestic product (GDP). The flooding also set back progress achieved in poverty reduction, with the poor and the vulnerable suffering most in terms of losses to crops, livestock, property and housing and reduced income opportunities. While the flood-related damages to small-scale enterprises (SMEs), export-oriented knitwear industry, jute, leather, and frozen food are likely to affect export growth, imports will come under mounting pressures due to sharp rise in post-flood imports of food grains, medicines, and construction materials. The widened current account deficit will deplete foreign exchange reserves, requiring additional assistance to reduce the external financial gap. Current expenditures will exceed the budgeted target for FY2005, with increased expenditures for relief efforts, expansion of food-assisted safety nets, operation and maintenance of infrastructure, assistance to flood- affected farmers for commencing production and manufacturing sector for rehabilitation and grants to dislocated people. The revenue outturn for FY2005 will be lower than expected due to the flood-induced shrinkage in the tax base. Even with diversion of resources by the Government from low-priority development projects to post-flood rehabilitation of infrastructure, there will be a gap in financing needs estimated at $680 to $730 million, depending on improved standards applied during repair and rehabilitation. By providing financing for the most urgently needed components and works, complementing assistance by other financiers, the Project will enable the Government to finance a portion of the overall recovery program, as well as help restore the economic activity essential for recovery of affected areas.

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 Jan 31
Consulting Services
Consuiltant will be engaged through direct selection procedures.
All procurement of goods, related services, and civil works financed under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Since the value of civil works contracts will be relatively small and scattered over a wide range of the affected areas in Bangladesh, they are not likely to attract international contractors. Local procurement of civil works will generally follow the Government's Public Procurement Regulations (PPR) 2003 acceptable to ADB. This will not preclude international contractors to participate in bidding. Equipment and materials will be procured under international competitive bidding where the estimated cost is more than $500,000 equivalent, by international shopping where the estimated cost is between $300,000 and $500,000 equivalent and through local procurement procedures, typically those specified in the Government's PPR where the estimated cost is $300,000 equivalent or less. Equipment or materials valued less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured through direct purchase. Advance action for procurement and retroactive financing of eligible expenditures were approved by ADB effective 12 September 2004 subject to ADB approval of the loan.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 12 Sep 2004 to 27 Sep 2004
Management Review Meeting 24 Nov 2004
Approval 20 Jan 2005
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2156 20 Jan 2005 02 Feb 2005 02 May 2005 31 Jul 2007 13 Dec 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
22 Oct 2014 Loan 2156 135,890 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
22 Oct 2014 Loan 2156 136,847 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 2156

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ahmed Faruque (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Local Government Engineering Department
M.Wahidur Rahman and M.Abdul Gaffar

Roads and Highways Department
A.K.M.Rezaul Haque

Ministry of Local Gov't,Rural Dev't,&Co-operatives

Bangladesh Railway (BR)
Habib Ahmed

Bangladesh Water Development Board
M.Humayun Kabir


Project Website
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