Bangladesh: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project (Supplementary Loan)

Sovereign Project | 35049-033 Status: Closed


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Project Name Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project (Supplementary Loan)
Project Number 35049-033
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2593-BAN: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project (Supplementary Loan)
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Design Project (Supplementary Loan)
World Bank US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project fully disbursed and financially closed on 6 November 2012.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Detailed design of all the Padma Bridge components have been completed.

Project fully disbursed and financially closed on 6 November 2012.

Geographical Location The Padma Bridge separates the southwest zone of Bangladesh from other parts of the country, especially from the north central zone, where Dhaka is located.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design tbd
During Project Implementation tbd

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Three sets of consulting services were to be engaged under the original TA loan.

(i) Design consultants. ADB conducted recruitment of the design consultants using quality-based selection up to the stage of technical ranking. The request for proposal was issued in March 2008, 6 months later than in the original plan. This was mostly due to additional time required to fine-tune the terms of reference (TOR). In July 2008, ADB provided BBA with the technical ranking. Contract negotiations began in September 2008 and concluded in January 2009. The design consultants were mobilized in February 2009, and have been producing deliverables in a timely manner.

(ii) Checking engineers. The design consultants have developed outline TOR for the checking engineers, and BBA is starting the consultant recruitment processes. The engineers are expected to be appointed by January 2010.

(iii) POE. Due to the higher costs for the design consultants, not enough loan financing remained to fund the POE when recruitment was to take place. The POE was to be appointed immediately after mobilizing the design consultants to guide BBA on various technical matters arising from the design consultants' study. The World Bank is currently financing the POE under a $3 million project preparatory facility. This change in funding sources has been processed separately as a change in implementation arrangements. The POE has been meeting monthly since early July 2009 to review and comment on deliverables by the design consultants.

Procurement None for civil works or equipment.

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
Md. Rafiqul Islam
Setu Bhaban, New Airport Road, Banani, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 17 Aug 2009
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2009 to 22 Mar 2009
MRM 31 Aug 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 24 Jan 2013

Loan 2593-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2009 07 Dec 2009 23 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2011 31 Aug 2012 06 Nov 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 02 Dec 2009 9.78 0.00 100%
Counterpart 1.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 02 Dec 2009 9.78 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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