Bangladesh: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement

Sovereign Project | 40515-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement
Project Number 40515-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7371-BAN: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The PPTA will be formulated through a participatory process involving extensive consultations with stakeholders.
During Project Implementation LGED prepared a draft feasibility report which helped in conceptualizing the assistance. Further consultation with Government/beneficiary was conducted during TA fact-finding. These include the Ministries of Finance, Planning, and Local Government, Rural development and Cooperatives of Government of Bangladesh. At the local level, consultations were held with the local administration, union councils, market management committees, transport owners and operators, market users, non-governmental organizations and general people of the project area.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

TA will require the following:

1) One international consultant for 5 pm (Rural Infrastructure Economist/Team Leader); and

2) 11 local consultants for 37 pm, all with substantial experience relevant to rural infrastructure development in Bangladesh

a) Rural Infrastructure Engineer/Deputy Team Leader

b) Local Governance Specialist

c) Participatory Development Specialist

d) Resettlement Specialist

e) Poverty Reduction Specialist

f) Gender and Development Specialist

g) Institutional Development Specialist

h) Financial Management Specialist

i) Environment Specialist

j) Rural Water Supply Specialist

k) Renewable Energy Specialist

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rezaul Khan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
Mr. Md. Wahidur Rahman
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 13 May 2009
Fact Finding 21 May 2009 to 28 May 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 14 Mar 2011

TA 7371-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2009 20 Dec 2009 20 Dec 2009 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 05 Nov 2009 269,156.90
Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2010
Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement: Final Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2010

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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