Bangladesh: Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 39295-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Bangladesh improve municipal services under an urban governance action program. The project, which is part of the program, will provide assistance to 30 pourahsavas or municipalities with a total population of 2.2 million, including 20 towns. The loan funds will be used to upgrade infrastructure and services, including roads and water and sanitation, and strengthen governance.

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Project Name Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
Project Number 39295-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 8285-BAN: Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 40.00 million
Loan 3142-BAN: Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 125.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban slum development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed later. Loan became effective on 4 November 2014.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Contracts signed for the two consulting services, i.e., (i) Management, Design and Supervision (MDS); and (ii) Governance Improvement and Capacity Development (GICD) consultants. Various individual consultants for Project Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, and Project Gender Development and Poverty Alleviation are likewise recruited and on board. ADB has approved the master bid documents for NCB-Small Works and ICB-Goods, and several procurement packages have been awarded and ongoing. EA is now moving towards using eProcurement for some packages and the draft e-GP document is currently being reviewed by ADB.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category B for environmental safeguards. Five draft initial environmental examinations were prepared for representative infrastructure investments including water supply, solid waste management, markets, roads, and drainage in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009) and government laws. Subprojects are located outside sensitive and protected areas, and any construction impacts will be mitigated through implementation of environmental management plans included in contract documents. Significant environmental impacts are not foreseen in future subprojects, which will be guided by environmental subproject selection criteria outlined in the Environmental Assessment and Review Framework, and monitored as part of the semiannual safeguards monitoring report. Environmental safeguard implementation capacity of the executing agencies is sufficient from past UGIIP projects, and will be supported by consultants for carrying out environmental-related tasks.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as B for involuntary resettlement. No permanent land acquisition or physical displacement is identified from three sample towns. The involuntary resettlement impacts identified for phase 1 of the sample towns are mostly from the road and drainage subprojects. Main impacts come from 73 semi-permanent and permanent structures most of which are shops or business stalls. Among 71 shop owners whose livelihood will be affected by the subprojects, one will have to move out permanently from the current location and remaining 70 will only experience temporary relocation. Three draft resettlement plans were prepared in consultation with the affected people to mitigate the impacts. The draft resettlement plans will be updated and finalized during detailed engineering design of subprojects. Resettlement framework was prepared to provide guidance for other subprojects or in the event of unidentified involuntary resettlement impacts during project implementation period.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for Indigenous People impacts in the three sample towns. Indigenous People Planning Framework (IPPF) was prepared to provide guidance and appropriate mitigation measures to the ethnic minority (Adivasi) that may be located in other towns if their livelihood and dignity are affected by the project activities. A stand-alone Indigenous People Plan document will be prepared following the IPPF when the impacts are significant; or else they can be incorporated into resettlement plans as specific actions for the affected community/peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Through the participation of the poor and women in Municipal decision-making forums, such as the town-level coordination committee (TLCC), ward-level coordination committee (WLCC), Poverty Reduction and Slum Improvement Standing Committee (PR&SI), Women and Children (W&C) Affairs Standing Committee, the project will open a critical window of opportunities for the poor and women to raise their voices. Through a provision of project fund to slum improvement (SI) activities, footpaths, streetlights, toilets, tube wells, and dustbins will be supported and directly benefit the poor and women in the project area. Women friendly infrastructure will promote greater mobility for women. Project generated infrastructure work including construction will benefit the poor and vulnerable by providing short-term employment opportunities. Improved municipal services, e.g., health service, immunization activities, and water supply, will benefit poor and women.
During Project Implementation Pourashavas are the implementing units of the project and TLCC is a consultative forum of Pourashava decision-making. Adequate participation of civil society in project implementation will be ensured through TLCCs, WLCCs and inclusion in other committees. Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and courtyard meetings will be conducted as part of awareness.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will be engaged using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and civil works will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). National competitive bidding will follow the government's Public Procurement Act, 2006 and Public Procurement Rules, 2008, with modifications and/or clarifications agreed between the government and ADB, as set out in the procurement plan. Since ADB administers cofinancing resources for operations financed by Asian Development Fund resources, universal procurement will apply.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Alexandra Vogl
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
SSWRDSP@LGED.ORG
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Department of Public Health Engineering
DPHE Bhaban, 14 Shaheed Captain Mansur
Ali Sarani, Kakrail
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance 15 Mar 2013
Fact Finding 01 Apr 2014 to 10 Apr 2014
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2016

Loan 3142-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jul 2014 27 Aug 2014 04 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 196.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 125.00 17 Jul 2014 43.06 0.00 38%
Counterpart 71.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jul 2014 21.06 0.00 19%

Loan 8285-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Jun 2014 05 Feb 2015 09 Apr 2015 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 40.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Jun 2014 0.00 7.53 19%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 40.00 10 Jun 2014 0.00 5.27 13%

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (May-November 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (May-December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2015
UGIIP III: Nilphamari Pourashava Phase 1 Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2015
UGIIP III: Moulvibazar Pourashava (Phase 1) Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2015
UGIIP III: Nabinagar Pourashava Phase 1 Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Benapole Pourashava (Phase 1) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Chapai Nawabgonj Pourashava (Phase 1) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Chuadanga Pourashava (Phase 1) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Jessore Pourashava (Phase 1) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Shahjadpur Road and Drain Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Laksam Road and Drainage Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Laxmipur Road Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Khagrachari Road and Drain Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Laxmipur Road Package 2 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Bandarban Road and Drain Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Chhatak Road and Drain Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Ishwardi Road and Drain Package 1 - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
UGIIP III: Moulvibazar Roads-Drains Improvement Subproject (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Habiganj Pourashava (Phase 1) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Kotalipara Road Improvement (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2015
UGIIP III: Nabinagar Roads-Drains Improvement Subproject Phase 1 Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
UGIIP III: Panchagarh Roads Improvement Subproject (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
UGIIP III: Rangamati Roads-Drains Improvement Subproject (Package 2) Phase 1 Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
UGIIP III: Nilphamari Roads-Drains Improvement Subproject (Lot 1) Phase 1 Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
UGIIP III: Rangamati Roads-Drains Improvement Subproject (Package 1) Phase 1 Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
UGIIP III: Nilphamari Roads-Drains Improvement Subproject (Lot 2) Phase 1 Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Chuadanga Road-Drain Improvement (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Habiganj Road-Drains Improvement (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Jessore Road-Drains Improvement (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Benapole Roads - Municipal Facilities Improvement (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Chapai Nawabganj Road-Drain Improvement (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
UGIIP III: Rangamati Pourashava (Package 1) Phase 1 Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Kotalipara Pourashava (Phase 1) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2015
UGIIP III: Rangamati Pourashava (Package 2) Phase 1 Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2015
UGIIP III: Panchagarh Pourashava (Phase 1) Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Rajbari Drainage Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Charghat Roads Subproject (Phase 1) - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Kishoreganj Drainage Subproject: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Rajbari Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Muktagacha Drains Subproject (Phase 1) - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Kishoreganj Road Subproject: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Sherpur Drainage Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Muktagacha Roads Subproject (Phase 1) - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Netrokona Drainage Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Sherpur Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Bera Drainage Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Netrokona Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Charghat Drains Subproject (Phase 1) - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Bera Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Naogaon Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Lalmonirhat Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Magura Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Magura Drainage Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Netrokona Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Magura Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Rajbari Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Charghat Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Naogaon Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Sherpur Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Lalmonirhat Drainage Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Kishoreganj Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Bera Pourashava Phase 1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project - Lalmonirhat Roads Subproject (Phase 1): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Muktagacha Pourashava Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Magura Solid Waste Management Subproject Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Lalmonirhat Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Naogaon Drainage Subproject (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Magura Kitchen Market Subproject Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Lalmonirhat Roads Subproject (Phase 1) Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Naogaon Pourashava Phase 1 Resettlement Plans May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project Resettlement Frameworks May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Lalmonirhat Pourashava Phase 1 Resettlement Plans May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks May 2014
Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project: Magura Pourashava Phase 1 Resettlement Plans May 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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