Bangladesh: City Region Development Project

Sovereign Project | 39298-013

Summary

ADB is helping Bangladesh improve urban planning and infrastructure in Dhaka and Khulna, two of its biggest city regions. The project will support energy-efficient, environmentally friendly urban services, more coordinated regional development planning, and stronger management capacity for municipalities. 

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City Region Development Project Sep 2013

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Project Name City Region Development Project
Project Number 39298-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2695-BAN: City Region Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 120.00 million
TA 7641-BAN: Strengthening Regional Planning and Governance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 675,000.00
TA 7642-BAN: Energy Efficiency Improvement
Clean Energy Facility - Asian Clean Energy Fund US$ 1.50 million
Grant: City Region Development Project
KfW Grant US$ 14.86 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

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 solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to increase growth potential and environmental sustainability of two city regions based on coherent regional urban planning. A city region is defined as an organic agglomeration of a large city, surrounding secondary towns, and adjacent peri-urban areas. The project will target the city regions of Dhaka and Khulna. It will support the development of key urban infrastructure, focusing on urban environment and local economic development. The project also supports government efforts to improve regional and urban planning, and to strengthen municipal management and capacity for effective and sustainable urban development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Bangladesh has urbanized very rapidly and its frameworks of urban planning and development are not capable to meet the evolving demands. Growing at current rates, the country's urban population is estimated to double by 2035 and reach 74 million. In the course of this rapid urbanization, a large city (city corporation), surrounding secondary towns (pourashavas), and adjacent peri-urban areas (urban centers) have been agglomerating into a city region with close economic and social links. However, while effectively one sprawling city, it is still administered by multiple municipal governments. Because a comprehensive framework for integrated planning and coordination among municipalities is lacking, the city regions have been unable to realize their full development potential. Implementation of the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP) (1995-2015) has been very slow, and the plan is fast becoming outdated. Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) led the preparation of the DMDP, and there are criticisms that it did not sufficiently consult with the public and the municipalities. Private and public development projects are not always coordinated enough to focus limited resources on priority areas.
Impact Enhanced growth potential and environmental sustainability
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved urban environment and infrastructure services based on effective regional and urban planning
Progress Toward Outcome The project aims at enhancing growth potential and improving environmental sustainability of the target city regions through effective regional urban planning. Civil works are ongoing to develop environmentally sustainable infrastructure which also include disaster prone cities and towns such as Khulna and Mongla. Consultants are working to build the capacity of the City Corporation and Pourashava staff in maintaining the infrastructure operation and maintenance, tariff collection and urban governance.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Enhanced capacity of urban infrastructure

2. Improved urban planning

3. Strengthened municipal management and capacity

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants are working with Rajuk to update Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP) which will be completed by March 2015. In all the 12 CRDP Pourashavas citizen committee meetings with at least 30% participation by women and the poor are held. Preliminary visit to the peri-urban/urban centers have been done to assess the need for capacity management enhancement. Out of 12 CRDP Pourashavas, 8 Pourashavas are in categories A where Urban Planners are to be recruited. At present there are Urban Planners in 6 (75%) Pourashavas.
Geographical Location Dhaka and Khulna
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 in accordance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). LGED prepared initial environmental examinations of sample subprojects including environmental management plans (EMPs). The IEEs concluded that no significant adverse environmental impacts are anticipated and that the subprojects would have only small localized impacts to be mitigated through measures outlines in the EMPs. The EMPs will be implemented by PIUs and monitored by PMCU. Implementation arrangements ensure that the PMCU and PIUs have adequate capacity to manage environmental impacts through consultants support and capacity building. An environmental assessment and review framework outlines requirements for screening, classification, environmental criteria for selection of subprojects, information disclosure, consultation, environmental assessment, development and implementation of EMP, and monitoring and reporting for sub-projects. Improvements of sanitation, solid waste management, drainage, and roads will gave significant positive impacts in the project cities and municipalities.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement in accordance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement. Involuntary resettlement impacts are not considered significant. Most land parcels are owned by local governments; however, some sub-projects require minor land acquisition and resettlement involving either physical or economic displacement, or temporary restrictions to land use. Resettlements plans have been prepared to ensure compliance with the Government s and ADB s policy requirements, and to provide entitlements for effected persons, including special assistance measures for vulnerable groups. A resettlement framework has been prepared for detail screening and categorization, assessment, planning, institutional arrangement and process to be followed for all the sub-projects. The PMCU will ensure that the PIUs update the resettlements the resettlements plans if required during the detail design stage, and implement the final resettlement plans.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples in in accordance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement. Considering the urban locations of the sub-projects, no impacts on indigenous people are expected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with all stakeholders during project preparation through interviews, public meetings, group discussions and workshops. As integral part of the planning of safeguards, affected communities and persons were consulted during project preparation and design. Local communities, local government units, and government agencies were all involved throughout the preparation process to minimize negative impacts, ensure social acceptance, and increase equitability. Consultations were also held with emphasis on vulnerable groups and women, and played a vital role in raising awareness, gaining local support, and enabling affected people to voice their opinions and suggestions on project design and implementation.
During Project Implementation Consultations will continue during project implementation. Subprojects will be identified and designed through consultation with local community. Urban planning, including DMDP, will be prepared through a series of consultations and workshops. Citizen participation in municipal management will be enhanced through establishment Town Level Coordination Committee and Ward Level Coordination Committee. Affected persons of subproject will have specific consultations on the impacts, compensations, and other redress mechanism.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Firms and NGOs (QCBS, CQS), 2,332 person-months (Firms: 3 packages; NGOs: multiple), $14.2 million in total.

Individuals, 608 person-months, $2.1 million in total.

Procurement

International competitive bidding, 12 contracts, above $2,000,000 for works; above $1,000,000 for goods.

National competitive bidding, 35 contracts, up to $2,000,000 for works; up to $1,000,000 for goods.

Shopping, multiple contracts, up to $100,000.

Responsible ADB Officer Elma Morsheda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering DepartmentSSWRDSP@LGED.ORGLGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Jun 2010
Fact Finding 20 Jun 2010 to 06 Jul 2010
MRM 19 Aug 2010
Approval 10 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Grant 0323-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Nov 2012 27 Nov 2013 30 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Nov 2012 0.00 3.28 25%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Nov 2012 0.00 0.17 1%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2695-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2010 10 Aug 2011 23 Sep 2011 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 170.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 10 Nov 2010 78.01 0.00 71%
Counterpart 50.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Nov 2010 40.83 0.00 37%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7641-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2010 28 Dec 2010 28 Dec 2010 30 Sep 2012 30 Apr 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
675,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 10 Nov 2010 639,452.34
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7642-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Nov 2010 28 Dec 2010 28 Dec 2010 31 Jul 2013 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 10 Nov 2010 973,757.44
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Energy Efficiency Improvement: Consultant's Report Consultants' Reports Dec 2013
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for City Region Development Project Grant Agreement Nov 2013
City Region Development Project Procurement Plans Sep 2013
Strengthening Regional Planning and Governance: Final Report Consultants' Reports Dec 2012
Loan Agreement for City Region Development Project between People's Republic of Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank dated 10 August 2011 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Aug 2011
City Region Development Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Oct 2010
City Region Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2010
City Region Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2010

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
City Region Development Project: Semiannual Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
City Region Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
City Region Development Project: Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
City Region Development Project: Roads and Drainage Subproject-Savar Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2014
City Region Development Project: Road and Drainage Subproject-Singair Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2014
City Region Development Project: Roads and Drainage Subproject-Tarabo Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2014
City Region Development Project: Road and Drainage Subproject-Sonargoan Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
City Region Development Project: Road and Drainage Subproject-Jessore Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
City Region Development Project: Road and Drainage Subproject-Jhikorgacha Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
City Region Development Project: Road and Drainage Subproject-Mongla Port Pourashava Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2014
City Region Development Project: Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
City Region Development Project: Roads and Drainage Subproject, Manikganj Resettlement Plans Apr 2014
City Region Development Project: Roads and Drainage Subproject, Narshingdi Resettlement Plans Apr 2014
City Region Development Project: Banani Integrated Traffic Management Subproject - Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2014
City Region Development Project: Narayanganj Drainage Subproject - Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2014
City Region Development Project: Semiannual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
City Region Development Project: Semi-Annual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report July-December 2013 Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
City Region Development Project: Semi-Annual Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (2011-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2013
City Region Development Project: Semi-Annual Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
City Region Development Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2010
City Region Development Project: Initial Environmental Examinations Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2010
City Region Development Project: Resettlement Plans Resettlement Plans Jul 2010
City Region Development Project Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2010
City Region Development Project for Water Supply and Sanitation in Gazipur Subproject Resettlement Plans Jul 2010
City Region Development Project: Narayanganj Solid Waste Management Subproject (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2010
City Region Development Project: Ashulia Industrial and Residential Clusters Subproject (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2010
City Region Development Project: Banani Integrated Traffic Management Subproject (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2010
City Region Development Project: Shakhari Bazaar Urban Renewal Subproject (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2010

Evaluation Documents

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