Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development

Sovereign Project | 32467-013

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Project Name Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development
Project Number 32467-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1771-BAN: Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 30.00 million
Loan: Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development
Danish International Development Assistance US$ 15.00 million
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation, BAN US$ 3.60 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural market infrastructure - Rural sanitation - Rural water supply services

Finance - Inclusive finance

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
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 Chittagong Hill Tracts, including the districts of Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Md. Rafiqul Islam
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council
Jyotirindra B. Larma (Santu Larma)
Rangamati, Bangladesh
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad
Mr. Debadatta Khisa
Stadium Area, Near Kalindipur, Rangamati, Rangamati Hill District
Concept Clearance 06 Jun 2000
Fact Finding 10 Oct 1998 to 23 Oct 1998
MRM 01 Jun 2000
Approval 26 Oct 2000
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 13 Apr 2010

Loan 1771-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Oct 2000 18 Dec 2000 24 Oct 2002 30 Sep 2008 30 Sep 2009 22 Feb 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.11 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 26 Oct 2000 28.98 0.00 98%
Counterpart 11.51 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 18.60 26 Oct 2000 29.69 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2010
Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2000

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Oct 2000

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2012

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  • 15 Jul 2010 | Article

    Women Thrive in Local Business

    In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, poor rural women are transforming themselves into successful entrepreneurs. Rangamati, Bangladhesh - Suhana Chakma takes an order for 4 kilograms of mushrooms for delivery by tomorrow and no sooner hangs up when her mobile phone rings again, another customer after her homegrown produce. Her mushrooms are in high demand in this southeastern area of Bangladesh.
  • 28 Jun 2010 | Project Result / Case Study

    Tap Water Makes a Difference in Southeast Bangladesh

    Residents in the Chittagong Hill Tracts communities of Bangladesh are piping their way out of disease and poverty. Paglimukh Village, Bangladhesh - "I've spent most of my life here worrying about water," said Sampudi Tanchangya sitting in the shade of a citrus tree as she cuts betel nuts with a knife. She waves toward a nearby pipe that supplies tap water to her doorstep, thanks to the Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project supported by ADB.
  • 28 Jun 2010 | Project Result / Case Study

    Bangladesh: A Bridge to School

    New bridges are making travel easier across the hills of Bangladesh, and helping children stay in school. Kyamalongpara, Bangladesh - Mayoisaing Marma, a sixth grade student, missed classes for about a month during the monsoon in 2007 - not because she was ill, and not because she did not enjoy studying.