Bangladesh: Port and Logistics Efficiency Improvement

Sovereign Project | 39460-012

Summary

The Government has recognized the importance of integrated intermodal systems under the draft Integrated Multimodal Transport Policy. Port development provides significant opportunities for improvement of intermodal transport systems and logistics services, and hence enhances efficiency of economic activities. Ports development also provide opportunities of expanding regional trades, especially under the recent renewal of the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade Agreement with India. ADB strategy in the transport sector includes promotion of multimodal transport systems and regional trades by developing transit links and cross-border facilities. This PPTA is required to ensure full compliance of ADB safeguard requirements and quality assessment in key areas such as project economics and results monitoring.

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Project Name Port and Logistics Efficiency Improvement
Project Number 39460-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7389-BAN: Port and Logistics Efficiency Improvement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Government has recognized the importance of integrated intermodal systems under the draft Integrated Multimodal Transport Policy. Port development provides significant opportunities for improvement of intermodal transport systems and logistics services, and hence enhances efficiency of economic activities. Ports development also provide opportunities of expanding regional trades, especially under the recent renewal of the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade Agreement with India. ADB strategy in the transport sector includes promotion of multimodal transport systems and regional trades by developing transit links and cross-border facilities. This PPTA is required to ensure full compliance of ADB safeguard requirements and quality assessment in key areas such as project economics and results monitoring.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Under the draft Integrated Multimodal Transport Policy, the Government recognizes port development as providing opportunities to enhance efficiency of economic activities. ADB recognizes this and includes development of connecitivities and cross-border facilities as a strategy. This PPTA will ensure full compliance of ADB safeguard requirements and quality assessment in key areas such as project economics and results monitoring.
Impact Improved efficiency of port operations and intermodal transport logistics around ports
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agreed design of the resulting project, with full compliance with ADB and the government policies and requirements, and in the context of an overall framework of port development under possible development scenarios and resource constraints.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Framework of overall port development in the country

2. Mongla Port development plan in different scenarios and feasibility study of immediate projects

3. Feasibility study of modernization of Benapole Land Port

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangladesh
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 consulting services will be carried out by a firm of consultants comprising experts in transport planning (multimodal logistics and ports), port and river engineering, traffic engineering cum economics, customs, harbor/navigation engineering, river and coastal morphology, survey/design, financial analysis, environment, and resettlement and social development. The input will be about 20 person-months of international and about 26 person-months of national consulting. ADB will engage an international firm in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) through the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (simplified technical proposal). All equipment for the TA will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time) and turned over to the Government upon TA completion. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (January 2008, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Markus Roesner
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of ShippingBldg #6, Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 10 Oct 2009 to 15 Oct 2009
MRM -
Approval 26 Nov 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2010

TA 7389-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2009 31 Aug 2010 31 Aug 2010 30 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 26 Nov 2009 524,818.66

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