Bangladesh: Developing Innovative Approaches to Management of Major Irrigation Systems

Sovereign Project | 40535-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Developing Innovative Approaches to Management of Major Irrigation Systems
Project Number 40535-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7260-BAN: Developing Innovative Approaches to Management of Major Irrigation Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Ensuing loan will be process this 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) and Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) support for the proposed specialized management unit (SMU) to be piloted at Muhuri Irrigation Subproject. Topographic survey will be done within 3 months
Geographical Location Subproject location: Manu River Irrigation Project in Maulvi Bazar District and Muhuri Irrigation Project in Feni District

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Consultations have commenced on individual subprojects with BWDB, local government, farmers and pump operators. Detailed discussions held with Barind Multipurpose Development Authority.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will be provided for a total of 41-person months, comprising 12 person-months of international consultants, and 29 person-months of national consultants - (i) International: O&M Specialist (Team Leader); Water Management Institutions Specialist, Procurement Management Specialist, Adviser Policy and Regulatory Framework, Project Economics and Finance and PPP Specialist; (ii) National: Water Resources Specialist (Deputy Team Leader), O&M Engineer, Procurement Specialist, Insitutional Specialist, Planning and Implementation Specialist, Social Development and Resettlement, Financial Specialist, Environmentalist, Project Economist, and Legal Specialist.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yasmin Siddiqi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Mr. A. K. Azad
WAPDA Building, Motijheel Commercial Area. Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 18 Sep 2008
Fact Finding 02 Sep 2008 to 11 Sep 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 09 May 2011

TA 7260-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Mar 2009 30 Dec 2009 30 Dec 2009 28 Feb 2010 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 880,000.00 30 Mar 2009 647,118.91

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