Bangladesh: Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation

Sovereign Project | 36297-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation
Project Number 36297-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4535-BAN: Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description To improve living conditions and quality of life, and reduce poverty among people living in urban areas of Bangladesh, where water quality and access are serious issues and sanitation conditions are hazardous. The Project will help pourashavas in selected condary towns develop effective and sustainable management of water and santiation services. The TA will prepare a project suitable for ADB financing. The Project will facilitate sustainable piped water supply services and safe sanitation in selected project wons. The TA will prepare recommendations for institutional capacity building fo the target pourashavas and DPHE by critically reviewing the pourashavas' performance and impact, and lessons learned from earlier projects. The TA will provide the overall project design, scope, cost, financing plan, and implementation arrangements; and will formulate the terms of rerefence for consultants to be recruited to help implement the Project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Despite ADB's continuing involvement, water supply and sanitation services are still inadequate, with less than half the urban population having access to piped water. Given the high incidence of water-related diseases, the need to improve water supply and sanitation is pressing. The project will continue to support the Government's efforts to expand coverage of water and sanitation services to urban secondary towns. The experiences of earlier projects will be taken into account in solving problems infinancial management, institutional strengthening, and cost recovery.

ADB is the major fundng agency in the water supply and sanitation sector. Its continued support is essential to carry forward sector policy reforms and build institutional capacity for sustainable delivery of services. ADB coordinated closely with other funding agencies on recently completed projects.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Brahmanbaria, Chandpur, Comilla, and Jessore.
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 The TA will be implemented over a period of 7 months. The consultants are expected to commence around November 2004.
Responsible ADB Officer Tomoo Ueda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Public Health Engineering
DPHE Bhaban, 14 Shaheed Captain Mansur
Ali Sarani, Kakrail
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 23 Oct 2004 to 26 Oct 2004
Approval 23 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 11 May 2007

TA 4535-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2004 21 Apr 2005 21 Apr 2005 31 Oct 2005 31 May 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 23 Dec 2004 725,555.77

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