Bangladesh: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (formerly Support for Public-Private Partnership in Padma Bridge)

Sovereign Project | 35049-012

Summary

The proposed PPTA will help to prepare the proposed Padma Bridge Project for consideration for ADB financing. It will build upon the feasibility study carried out by consultants to confirm the technical, economic, and financial viability of the project, as well as prepare all the required studies and documentation to ensure that ADB safeguard requirements with respect to environmental, social and resettlement issues are complied with. The PPTA will also formulate, analyze and recommend different options for attracting private financing for the project, including public-private partnerships.

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Project Name Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (formerly Support for Public-Private Partnership in Padma Bridge)
Project Number 35049-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4652-BAN: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (formerly Support for Public-Private Partnership in Padma Bridge)
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed PPTA will help to prepare the proposed Padma Bridge Project for consideration for ADB financing. It will build upon the feasibility study carried out by consultants to confirm the technical, economic, and financial viability of the project, as well as prepare all the required studies and documentation to ensure that ADB safeguard requirements with respect to environmental, social and resettlement issues are complied with. The PPTA will also formulate, analyze and recommend different options for attracting private financing for the project, including public-private partnerships.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The northwestern part of Bangladesh, which had been landlocked by the Ganges and Jamuna rivers, was connected to eastern Bangladesh by the Jamuna Bridge. With the advanced stage of the studies for the construction of a Parksey Bridge, northwestern Bangladesh will be connected to southwestern part to the eastern part is the logical next step for the complete integration of the country.

Mongla in the southwest is the second port in Bangladesh but has had limited throughput because of the ineffective transport route to the economic and industrial center of Dhaka. For further development of Mongla Port and diversion of traffic from Chittagong Port, a fixed crossing over the Padma River is essential. It will also complement the benefits of the ADB-financed Southwest Road Network Development Project, approved in 1999, which intends to improve the national highway connecting Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga-Bhatiapara-Gopalganj-Khulna/Mongla.

The route from Benapole in the southeast through Khulna to Dhaka in the east is the major trade between India and Bangladesh. The route also has the potential to be extended to Sylhet in the northeast and then to northeast India. From the viewpoint of subregional economic cooperation, this Benapole-Dhaka-Sylhet route will comprise the main corridor connecting West Bengal to northeast India. However, without a fixed crosssing over the Padma River, the effectiveness of this major route for regional cooperation will be greatly constrained.

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 A
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 Consultants with expertise in the areas of (i) road and bridge engineering; (ii) economic and financial analysis of transport projects; (iii) structuring PPP schemes in roads and bridge projects; (iv) social analysis, poverty impact and resettlement issues; and (v) environmental assessment of road and bridge projects will be required. It is anticipated that a total of 12 person-months of international consultancy services and 15 person-months of domestic consultancy services will be required. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Prodyut Dutt
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Bridge Authority Matin Mollah, Chief EngineerSetu Bhaban, Airport Road, Dhaka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 27 Feb 2005 to 07 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 22 Sep 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2008

TA 4652-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2005 29 Jan 2006 29 Jan 2006 31 May 2006 30 Sep 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 22 Sep 2005 659,277.44

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2009

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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