Bangladesh: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project

Sovereign Project | 35049-013 Status: Dropped / Terminated

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Project Name Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project
Project Number 35049-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Dropped / Terminated
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2701-BAN: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 539.00 million
Loan 2702-BAN: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 76.00 million
Loan: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 300.00 million
World Bank US$ 1,200.00 million
Islamic Development Bank US$ 140.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
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 The Padma Bridge will connect the southwest region with the Dhaka capital region across the Padma Bridge at the Mawa-Jaujira Crossing Point.

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Considering that this is a large project involving significant changes in land use and impacts on wildlife, the project has been classified environmental category A in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). To investigate the various environmental impacts in the project area, studies have included an (i) initial environmental examination of resettlement sites, (ii) environmental impact assessment (including environmental management and monitoring plan [EMMP]), (iii) environmental quality baseline monitoring survey, and (iv) ecological report. Further, climate change has been factored into the design of the project. The reports have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of ADB, JICA, and the World Bank. To ensure proper environmental impact monitoring, the baseline data provided in the environmental impact assessment report will be further verified and updated before the start of project implementation.

The EMMP and environmental codes of practice for 19 environmental issues have been developed to help minimize environmental impacts. These cover managing waste and hazardous materials, controlling erosion and sedimentation, and protecting fauna through such measures as timing and locating construction to avoid disturbing the migration and breeding of hilsa fish. Contractors will prepare further detailed construction environmental action plans (CEAPs) based on the EMMP and environmental codes of practice. The CEAPs will be contract documents used for monitoring by the construction supervision consultant and an independent external monitor. Quarterly and annual progress reports on the implementation of CEAPs will be submitted to ADB. The EMMP will be revised by the construction supervision consultant and contractors to reflect any changes in project components. Adequate budget provision has been made for implementing CEAPs and EMMP.

Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified involuntary resettlement category A and indigenous peoples category C in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). A 100% census based on the detailed design identified 13,578 households that will suffer impacts on livelihoods and assets such as income from day labor, agricultural land, residential and commercial assets, and trees. Of this number, 3,886 will be physically displaced and 9,692 will be economically displaced. A resettlement framework and three separate resettlement action plans have been prepared based on ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and other cofinanciers' safeguard polices to address all losses. The complete details of compensation rates for the loss of assets, development of resettlement sites, shifting and transitional assistance, and other income-restoration assistance, including additional support for vulnerable groups, are in the entitlement matrixes of the resettlement action plans. Four resettlement sites are being developed for displaced households. BBA will provide sufficient funds for the timely implementation of resettlement and social action plans.
Indigenous Peoples No impact on indigenous people is envisaged.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation began in the project area in 1999 as part of the first pre-feasibility study and continued throughout project preparation. Surveyed households perceive the socioeconomic benefits of the project as (i) improved access to socioeconomic services, (ii) increased employment opportunities, and (iii) improved transport services that will reduce poverty in the region. A public consultation and participation plan has been developed for project implementation to ensure that adequate and timely information is made available to the affected people.
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Consulting Services Civil works will be carried out by international civil works contractors selected through international competitive bidding and supervised by a firm of international construction supervision consultants. To aid BBA in its capacity as the employer under International Federation of Consulting Engineers conditions of contract and assist with managing the project and monitoring its impact, a firm of management support consultants will be engaged. Both consultancy services will be financed using the proceeds of a loan from the World Bank.
Procurement Civil works to be financed by loans from the cofinanciers have been packaged into contracts for (i) the main bridge, estimated to cost $1,300 million, with ADB, JICA, and World Bank financing; (ii) river training works, estimated to cost $800 million, with ADB and World Bank financing; (iii) approach roads and bridge-end facilities on the Mawa side, estimated to cost $35 million, with World Bank financing; (iv) approach roads and bridge-end facilities on the Janjira side, estimated to cost $160 million, with Islamic Development Bank financing; and (v) the service area on the Janjira side, estimated to cost $30 million, with World Bank financing.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Witoon Tawisook
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Bridge Authority
Setu Bhaban, New Airport Road
Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance 16 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 13 Jun 2010 to 16 Jun 2010
MRM 16 Jul 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Jun 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2011

Loan 2701-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2010 06 Jun 2011 - 30 Jun 2016 - 07 Aug 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2,839.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 539.00 25 Nov 2010 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 660.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1,640.00 25 Nov 2010 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 2702-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2010 06 Jun 2011 - 30 Jun 2016 - 07 Aug 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 76.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 76.00 25 Nov 2010 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2010 0.00 0.00 0%

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project Brochures and Flyers Jun 2011

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