Bangladesh: Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management

Sovereign Project | 34418-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
Project Number 34418-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0036-BAN: Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
Government of the Netherlands US$ 12.50 million
Loan 2200-BAN: Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All works completed by 30 June 2015
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Feasibility study of 2 nos schemes have been prepared and implemented. Feasibility study of further 7 schemes have been completed. 2 nos. which are straight forward, for which feasibility study was not carried out. Total 9 nos. subprojects have selected for implementation under additional ADB financing

100% completed. Regulator-18 nos., khals-77 nos., (124.37 km), Embankment-11.41 km, Protective works-1 no. (0.145 km)

100% completed. Regulator-17 nos., khals-42 nos..(121.37 km), Embankment-18.126 km, Protective works-2 nos. (1.850 km), +1 no. (0.788km) at Purulia-Charbahtpara SP as a special case

All 14 SIPs completed.

Ongoing. Achieved 100% of WMGs.

102 formed and registered.

Operational.

Established and operational.

102 WMG formed and operational.

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Operational.

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Geographical Location Selected subregions in the Southwest Areas of Bangladesh (covering the districts of Faridpur, Gopalganj, Jessore, Magura, Narail, and Rajbari)

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project will have positive impacts on the environment, including (i) improved flood management; (ii) improved water use efficiency through water retention and storage with reduced pressure on groundwater extraction; (iii) reduced salinity intrusion through water regulating structures thereby preventing land degradation; and (iv) reduced water logging through drainage improvement. On the other hand, negative impacts will include (i) possible exacerbation of downstream salinity intrusion due to excessive river water abstraction; (ii) obstruction of fish migration between the rivers and internal water bodies by regulators and other structures; (iii) water quality deterioration due to agriculture intensification; and (iv) impacts during structure and embankment construction. They are mitigated through (i) implementing salinity monitoring and information sharing program at the Project and downstream areas with promotion of coordinated water abstraction; (ii) introducing and promoting fish-friendly design and operation of regulators with provision of fish culture opportunities; (iii) introducing integrated pest management and effective soil nutrient management; and (iv) ensuring safe and environmentally sound practices of construction. These are incorporated in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and the summary EIA for the sample subprojects. For further subprojects, initial environmental examinations (IEEs) and EIAs if required following the IEEs, will be undertaken by BWDB with the consultant support, in accordance with the Government and ADB requirements, and following the EIA prepared for sample subprojects.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement framework and two resettlemetn plans (RPs) for Narail and Chenchuri Beel subprojects were prepared during the PPTA and posted in ADB website. Two additional RPs were prepared and implemented in 2008-09 to support the retirement of embankment sections breached by riverbank erosion in 2007. Two additional RPs are under preparation as of June 2011 to support the embankment resectioning of the two subproject sites for implementation in 2011/12.
Indigenous Peoples The Project does not envisage negative impacts on indigenous peoples. However, particular attention is paid to identify and enhance the livelihoods of most vulnerable low income groups such as professional fishermen in the locality.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A highly participatory process was used during the project preparatory stage and discussions were carried out with female, fishermen, landless, and other vulnerable groups in the two subproject areas using Participatory Rapid Rural Approaches (PRRA) techniques. An inventory of local needs was prepared, encompassing problems/constraints related to (i) water resources in relation to domestic agriculture, fisheries, transport, environment and other uses, (ii) possible solutions to resolve the constraints identified including their positive and negative impact on various local interest groups, (iii) implications of solutions on poverty reduction and (iv) prioritizing water resources needs in comparison with other development needs. The role of service providers, people's willingness to contribute to O&M, and the scope of enhancing impacts of water interventions with others such as micro-credit, and extension services were also discussed. NGOs were engaged to facilitate this process using. The PPTA identified the future course of action and mechanisms to institutionalize the local community participation in the forthcoming implementation areas.
During Project Implementation The Project will continue to be driven by the needs and demands of the communities that recognize the importance of water resource management to protect and improve their livelihoods. The project will ensure a social development strategy that (i) allocates sufficient time and resources to establish viable local organizations particularly Water Management Associations (WMAs) that will take on lead roles on Project implementation decisions such as preparing and endorsing the individual sub-unit level implementation plans, monitoring the program delivery and expenditures incurred, and O&M of local infrastructure, (ii) provides a legal status for these WMAs while ensuring the due representation of diverse stakeholder groups including the poorest, (iii) promotes partnership amongst Government agencies, local government and civil society groups, and (iv) defines and puts into place a process and procedures to ensure meaningful beneficiary participation in all stages of the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The consulting services have been selected and engaged through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging domestic consultants through quality- and cost-based selection procedures. A total of 72 person-months of international and 532 person-months of domestic consulting services are required: (i) water resource development specialist (team leader); (ii) water resources engineer (deputy team leader), (iii) participatory water management specialists, (iv) integrated water resources planners, (v) institutional advisors, (vi) hydrologist, (vii) river engineer (morphology), (viii) design engineer, (ix) agriculture and extension spec, (x) fishery development specialist, (xi) agriculture economist, (xii) gender and poverty specialist, (xiii) environmental specialists, (xiv) resettlement specialist, (xv) quality controll specialist (water management associations, (xvi) quality control specialist (infrastructure), (xvii) O& M specialist, and (xviii) financial management advisor. In consideration of the non-engineering complexity and the need for early fielding, the consultants were selected by ADB and engaged by the government.

In addition, the Project will require the services of private service providers including NGOs and firms to carry out (i) participatory rural appraisals for IWMP preparation and socio economic surveys, (ii) mobilization of subproject stakeholder groups for WMAs, (iii) preparation of SIPs, (iv) survey, design, and supervision of civil works, (v) refinement and implementation of resettlement plans, (vi) delivery of various support services, and (vii) monitoring and evaluation. Technically qualified providers have been engaged, using selection procedures acceptable to ADB.

Expression of Interests submitted to ADB and the Government on15 December 2005.

Procurement Goods and related services, and civil works are being procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works are being procured in accordance with LCB procedures acceptable to ADB, typically those specified in the Public Procurement Regulations.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zahir Ahmad
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Mr. Ziaur Rahman
pdsw.bwdb@yahoo.com
BWDB

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2005 to 23 Mar 2005
MRM 18 May 2005
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jan 2006
Last PDS Update 08 May 2016

Grant 0036-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2005 11 May 2006 23 Aug 2006 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2015 05 Jan 2016
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 Nov 2005 0.00 12.25 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 12.50 23 Nov 2005 0.00 12.25 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2200-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2005 10 May 2006 23 Aug 2006 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 23 Nov 2005 20.38 0.00 100%
Counterpart 10.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2005 20.38 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 0441 Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project - Additional Financing Grant Agreement Dec 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3302 Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2015
Project Agreement for Grant 0441 and Loan 3302 Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project - Additional Financing Project/Program Agreement Dec 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management - Additional Financing: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management - Additional Financing: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management - Additional Financing: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management - Additional Financing: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project Procurement Plans Jun 2013
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project - Loan Inception Report Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Jul 2007
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2007
Project Agreement for Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project between Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh Water Development Board Project/Program Agreement Mar 2006
Loan Agreement for Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project between People's Republic of Bangladesh and ADB Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Mar 2006
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2005

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management - Chenchuri Beel and Narail Subprojects: Final Social Safeguards Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Final Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project (Additional Financing): Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project (Additional Financing): Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project (Additional Financing): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2015
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2012
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Chenchuri Beel Sub-project Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2010
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Land Resettlement Plan (Chenchuri Beel, Narail) Resettlement Plans Mar 2008
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2005
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Environmental Assessment and Measures Jun 2005
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Resettlement Plan (Narail Subproject) Resettlement Plans Jun 2005
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Resettlement Plan (Chenchuri Beel Subproject) Resettlement Plans Jun 2005
Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project: Resettlement Framework (Chenchuri Beel and Narail Subproject) Resettlement Plans Jun 2005

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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