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

Sovereign Project | 39295-032 Status: Active


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Project Name Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
Project Number 39295-032
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8339-BAN: Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 450,000.00
TA 8339-BAN: Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project (Supplementary)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation US$ 560,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban slum development - Urban solid waste management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Stakeholders include general citizens, poor and vulnerable communities, and businesses in target pourashavas and those in areas where the proposed infrastructure is located. Government, community groups, civil society organizations working in the project location will be fully consulted. Representatives of the civil societies will be formal members of the citizens' forums at ward and pourashava levels as in earlier phases.

Performance criteria to measure governance reform include citizen participation and integration of the urban poor. More specifically, the poor and excluded groups will be represented in the WLCCs and TLCCs, which are formal consultative bodies in pourashavas. Preparation of PRAP and own budget allocation to the implementation of PRAP is a prerequisite for pourashavas to receive capital investment support under the project.

Participation of citizens including the poor and excluded is incorporated in a systemic way in the earlier phases of the project, and is proven to be effective. The same approach will be maintained. Subprojects in slum areas, mainly small civil works, are implemented by the slum improvement committees (SICs) including procurement of materials and community labors/workers. The roles and contributions of SICs will be further strengthened by ensuring more resources and capacity development.

During Project Implementation To be prepared under the PPTA

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require about 169 person-months of consulting services (25 international and 144 national). A team of consultants will be recruited through a firm under one package using the quality- and cost-based method of selection with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). This ratio is justified due to the complex nature of the assignment involving wide range of expertise and a large number of municipalities. Full technical proposal will be used for the selection of a firm. In addition, a small number of individual consultants may be engaged to enhance project readiness and expedite project implementation, on an as-needed basis.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Norio Saito
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
Local Government Engineering Department
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Apr 2013

TA 8339-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Mar 2013 05 Jun 2013 05 Jun 2013 31 Mar 2015 29 Feb 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 1,010,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,010,000.00 15 Mar 2013 1,774,497.80

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