Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 04 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 16 Jul 2008

Project Name Swedish and Dutch Cofinancing in the Rural Infrastructure and Water Resources(Component A and D) respectively of the Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation Project
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 38625-032
Status Approved
Geographical Location Central and Northern region of the country
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)

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 is to contribute to sustain economic growth by minimizing the devastating impact of severe floods. This is essential to enable early restoration of economic and social activity in the affected areas, especially for the poor. The Project will focus on priority earas, identified through consultation with the Governemnt, public and private sector, nongovernment organizations, and other civil society; and involve community participation. The project includes capacity building and training to strengthen the Government's disaster preparedness by adopting flood-resistant infrastructure design standards, and analytical input and capacity building to enhance early warning systems. Part A: Rural Infrastructure. Support rehabilitation of flood-damaged rural infrastructure, including rural roads (damaged paved upazila and union roads), bridges, and culverts. Rehabilitate existing flood and cyclone shelters and provide them with latrines to help communities, especially the poor, in future floods. Part D: Water Resources. Rehabilitate flood control, drainage, and irrigation facilities, including repair of embankment breaches, and rehabilitation of water control structures, protective works, and canals.

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
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Management Review Meeting
Approval 15 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Grant 0038 15 Nov 2005 27 Apr 2006 02 May 2006 31 Jul 2007 13 Dec 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
16 Sep 2014 Grant 0038 10,751 0 83.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
16 Sep 2014 Grant 0038 10,751 0 83.00%

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
Grant 0038

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ahmed Faruque (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Bangladesh Water Development Board


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