Bangladesh: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 36105-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project
Project Number 36105-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2147-BAN: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 30.60 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project will increase port capacity, which will lead to reductions in shipping and port charges, and enable the Port of Chittagong to meet imminent international port security and environmental standards. In the long term, the Project will foster economic growth by facilitating increased international trade.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The Project will facilitate international trade and foster economic growth by increasing container terminal capacity of the Chittagong Port
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The Project will increase the capacity of the container terminal at the port of Chittagong and enable international port security and environmental standards to be met. In the medium term, the Project will lead to lower shipping and port charges, which will foster more international trade.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Automated manifest system (at CHC)

2. Container terminal management system (at CPA)

3. Container scanning system (at CHC)

4. Improved access through connector road from CPAR to NMCT and CCT

5. Improved terminal traffic circulation and gate house system

6. Oil-waste reception and treatment facility and spill management system implemented

7. Port Service Improvement Committee established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Supply and installation of CTMS and MIS at CCT completed. Supply and installation of equipment for oily waste reception and oil spill protection -100% completed.
Geographical Location Dhaka-Chittagong Corridor & The Port of Chittagong (South-East part of the country)
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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

Five separate international consultancy firms financed by the loan will be recruited by the respective Executing Agencies. The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) will recruit two firms to: (i) design and supervise the construction of the internal road system and the environmental management facilities; and (ii) supervise the procurement and implementation of the CTMS and MIS. The Customs House of Chittagong (CHC) will recruit: (i) UNCTAD on a direct basis to implement the Manifest module in ASYCUDA++ and other on-the-job trainings as a sole supplier; and (ii) a firm to supervise the procurement of scanners and on-the-job training on use and maintenance. The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) will recruit a firm to design and supervise the construction of a connector road from the port access road to the new mooring container terminal.

The main scope of the consulting services for CTMS and MIS covers the following :-

(i) review of operational system of the existing container terminal and recommend changes .

(ii) preparation of detailed design of the CTMS , MIS , Digital Global Positioning System (DGPS) and gate operation, and to finalize the bidding documents.

(iii) overseeing tendering process for supply and installation contract.

(iv) development of tender evaluation criteria in coordination with CPA.

(v) evaluation of tenders, and coordinate the selection of the winning bid.

(vi) Supervision of the work of contractors and other parties implementing the project, to ensure that work is done according to the project plan and design and coordinate with the PIU.

(vii) verify the procedures for the validation of functionalities and deliverables.

(viii) verify validation tests to check that the result complies with the quality requirements.

(ix) assist the PIU in foreseeing and managing potential issues that may affect the quality of the output and the duration of the project.

(x) work in close cooperation with the PIU to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget by reviewing and advising on the project schedules, progress reports, etc. submitted by the Contractor. In this respective the consultant will advise on the appropriate settlement of problems regarding project adjustments during implementation.

(xi) prepare reports on the quality of the Contractor's work, quality assurance tests carried out, deliverables etc. and any further actions that are necessary on the part of the contractor and/or other parties.

(xii) identify the proposed training program and advise the Contractor and CPA on necessary modification.

(xiii) propose and finalize operating and procedural manuals for CTMS and MIS in consultation with the Contractor and CPA.

(xiv) supervise the training of CPA staffs by the contractor in the use of hardware and software.

(xv) carry out a baseline survey of port operation and management for monitoring the project's performance in accordance with the project performance management system developed during project processing.

(xvi) establish systems for recording data and statistics for such monitoring;

(xvii) collect required data and undertake other relevant surveys before the implementation of the systems and immediately after implementation.

(xviii) incorporate findings and supporting data in the project completion report, in accordance with a schedule and terms of reference to be mutually agreed by CPA and ADB.

The expression of interest must include the following information :

a) Background of the firm(s) with brochures etc.

b) General and overall experience of the firm(s).

c) Experience under similar social, geographical and economic conditions.

d) Annual turnover of the firm(s) for the last three years alongwith audit reports.

e) Nature, cost, per month inputs, employer, location and field of input for the works in hand.

f) Experience of firm(s) in the required area of experti

Procurement All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Contracts valued in excess of $500,000 for goods and $2.0 million for civil works will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB). Procurement of civil works on the Connector Road, the supply of goods for computerization, environmental protection and scanners will follow ICB procedures to encourage participation of international competitors and join ventures through domestic contractors.
Responsible ADB Officer Satoko Tanaka
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Roads and Highways Department
M. Harun-ur-Rashid
Roads and Highways Department
Customs House of Chittagong
Md. Moazzem Hossain
Custom House Chittagong
Chittagong Port Authority
Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee
Chittagong Port Authority
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 15 Jun 2004 to 30 Jun 2004
MRM 13 Aug 2004
Approval 20 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 23 Jul 2012

Loan 2147-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Dec 2004 12 Jan 2005 23 May 2005 01 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2012 23 Aug 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 41.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.60 20 Dec 2004 16.82 0.00 93%
Counterpart 10.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 2004 18.13 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2014
Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Feb 2015

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