Bangladesh: Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement Program

Sovereign Project | 32234-012

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Project Name Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement Program
Project Number 32234-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3490-BAN: Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement Program
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 3490-BAN: Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 117,846.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the technical assistance is to assist the Government to prepare a policy program and investment package, which promote subregional rail traffic. The TA scope covers all major tasks required to prepare a comprehensive policy program and related investment package for enhanced subregional rail traffic such as to (i) define appropriate institutional arrangements and operating principles including conventions and other agreements required to promote international rail traffic with efficient cross-border and customs procedures, (ii) prepare a policy matrix summarizing the objectives, goals, outputs and assumptions for the regional traffic enhancement program, (iii) assess costs and benefits of proposed investments, review tariff setting procedures, evaluate the financial performance of BR, prepare financial projections for the 10-year period, carry out social analysis and undertake an initial environmental examination.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services About 28 person-months of international and about 26 person-months of domestic consultants will be required with expertise in the field of international railway regulation, rail operations, rail concessioning, finance and economic analysis, traffic costing, environmental and social analysis. The TA consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the ADB on the engagement of local consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Hans Carlsson
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Railway (BR)
Project Director
Railway Div., Ministry of Communication Rail Bhavan, Abdul Gani Road Dhaka, Bangladesh
Concept Clearance 04 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 01 Feb 2000 to 05 Feb 2000
Approval 29 Aug 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2008

TA 3490-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Aug 2000 28 Aug 2001 28 Aug 2001 30 Jun 2001 30 Sep 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,017,846.00 0.00 210,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,227,846.00 29 Aug 2000 936,815.84
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement Project Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2000
Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement Project Grant Assistance Reports Aug 2000

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