Bangladesh: Southwest Areas Integrated Water Resources Management

Sovereign Project | 34418-012

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Project Name Southwest Areas Integrated Water Resources Management
Project Number 34418-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4079-BAN: Southwest Areas Integrated Water Resources Management
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The objective of the TA is to prepare an investment project to support the Government's efforts to promote integrated water resources management (IWRM) through integrated planning at sub-regional levels, implementation of priority schemes, and operation of IWRM and sustainable service delivery institutions in the Southwest area, including South West and South Central regions.

The TA will be implemented in two phases. Phase I will strengthen regional strategy and priorities building on the regional framework of the National Water Management Plan, and prepare elaborate IWRM plans in the selected sub-regions with intensive stakeholder consultation. Phase II will prepare a comprehensive investment package through design of institutional strengthening measures for improved IWRM and service delivery, and feasibility studies of the identified priority schemes (such as rehabilitation of flood control, drainage, irrigation schemes and pilot testing of arsenic mitigation interventions).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
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
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 65 person-months (pm) of consulting services are required, comprising 18 pm of international and 47 pm of domestic specialist inputs. The international consultants will comprise (i) water resources management specialist; (ii) planning economist; (iii) water resources institutional specialist; (iv) water supply specialist; (v) environmental specialist; and (vi) resettlement specialist. The domestic consultants will include (i) water resources engineer; (ii) water resources planner; (iii) participatory development specialist; (iv) water supply specialist; (v) agricultural economist; (vi) agronomist; (vii) fishery specialist; (viii) environmental specialist; and (ix) resettlement specialist. An international firm in association with domestic consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Kenichi Yokoyama
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Water Development BoardMr. Abdul Khalegue, Additional Director General3 DIT Extension Avenue Hoque Chamber, Motijheel Commercial Area Dhaka, Bangladesh
Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO)Mr. G. Chowdhury, Director Generaldg_warpo@bangla.netSaimon Centre, House 4/A, Road 22 Gulshan, Dhaka 1212 Bangladaesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Aug 2001
Fact Finding 05 Sep 2002 to 15 Sep 2002
MRM -
Approval 14 Jan 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 4079-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jan 2003 08 Jul 2003 08 Jul 2003 31 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 14 Jan 2003 891,362.65

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