Bangladesh: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42248-013

Summary

The Project impact will be increased rural household incomes in CHT subproject areas. The outcome of the Project will be increased employment and income generating opportunities in subproject areas. There will be five main outputs: (i) institutional development and capacity building; (ii) rural roads and markets; and (iii) community infrastructure; (iv) micro agribusiness development (MAD); and (v) project management.

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Project Name Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project
Project Number 42248-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2763-BAN: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 55.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Project impact will be increased rural household incomes in CHT subproject areas. The outcome of the Project will be increased employment and income generating opportunities in subproject areas. There will be five main outputs: (i) institutional development and capacity building; (ii) rural roads and markets; and (iii) community infrastructure; (iv) micro agribusiness development (MAD); and (v) project management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The design of CHTRDPII is based on the following main lessons from CHTRDP: (i) lack of village access to local markets impedes the development and transformation of production, and subproject development needs to be more directly linked with improved access; (ii) transformation of production requires security of land tenure; (iii) community's main needs are for irrigation infrastructure and village water supply; (iv) sustainability of small rural infrastructure investments may be at risk due to limited beneficiary participation in the development process and insufficient awareness of their operation and maintenance (O&M) roles and responsibilities; and (v) empowerment of local leaders and communities, and sustainability of rural development interventions require more intensive capacity building efforts
Impact Increase in rural household incomes in subproject areas in CHT
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased income-generating opportunities for men and women in subproject areas
Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation consultants, nongovernment organizations and individual consultants supporting project management, procurement, and construction activities are all on board. Activities have been started in terms of agricultural production, market space for women, reduced time for fetching water, reduced time for going to market place. Recruitment of MAD-MFI consultant ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Institutional Development and Capacity Building

Rural Roads

Community Infrastructure

Micro Agribusiness Development

Project Management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Procurement Plan up to June 2016 is under preparation.

Assistant Engineers have been appointed. Not yet transferred to Government revenue budget. CHTRC will initiate the process immediately.

Capacity is being developed and expects to capable by mid-term review of the Project.

Implementation consulting firm recruited. Recruitment or MAD-MRI consultant ongoing.

Out of 180 NGO staff, more than 60 are women.

ADB approved Bid Evaluation report for Panchari Road of 5.4 km (Khagrachari) and Bedbunia 6 km (Rangamati) Road and the works are ongoing.

3.9 km of missing link will be alligned along with construction of roads.

Contract for community strucutures was signed on 18 August 2013 and work is ongoing. Rangamati 70%, Khagrachari 88%, and Bandarban 55% completed as per original contract.

Ongoing. Feasibility of 135 villages completed.

Works ongoing in 90 sites as approved by ADB.

Ongoing. 1,500 work days completed.

Ongoing. 450 work days created.

Ongoing. Area is being covered in ongoing 135 villages.

Six sites already selected of which 2 has been approved by ADB. Feasibility study report for 3 submitted to ADB for approval.

42 km selected and work ongoing of which 40% works completed.

5 completed.

Ongoing. Micro-agribusiness Development specialist under PIC has been on board since 21 May 2014.

MAD-MRI under recruitment process

MAD-MRI under recruitment process

PMO fully staffed and operational

Due delayed start up of the Project, the projections could not be met. A realistic projections has been submitted for 2015.

Being complied.

Being complied.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Since the project will improve the existing rural road network and community infrastructure and new roads are not planned, no significant adverse environmental impacts are expected.
Involuntary Resettlement There may be titled land to be acquired under the project. The project's Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (LARF) therefore outlines an approach to the valuation and compensation of land that is a blend of statutory and customary laws for valuation, verification, and settling disputes.
Indigenous Peoples The area is home to 41% of Bangladesh's total indigenous peoples population. An indigenous peoples plan details principles and methodology to design and implemet the project to ensure indigenous peoples (i) receive culturally appropriate social and economic benefits, (ii) do not suffer adverse impacts as a result of projects, and (iii) can participate actively in projects that affect them.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project has been designed through extensive and rigorous consultation with all stakeholders. All relevant

institutions including the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, the Chittagong Hill

Tracts Regional Council, the three hill district councils, circle chiefs, the Local Government Engineering Department,

upazila and union parishads (elected council) members, various headmen and karbaris (village elder), and several

nongovernment organizations were consulted. The TA team carried out many field surveys and field visits, and had

strong representation of indigenous peoples on the team. At various stages, findings and design suggestions were

discussed in public forums, including district and regional workshops. Stakeholder analysis was conducted through a

series of focus group discussions in the project area, with different groups to identify both the supply- (service

providers) and demand-side (beneficiary) stakeholders. Scope for involvement and the means of participation of

these groups during project implementation were also identified.

During Project Implementation

A participation strategy is proposed that includes mobilizing community groups, including women, through extensive

consultation about the project components and the accruable benefits, and their roles and responsibilities, so that

they can develop a sense of ownership and access the benefits. Communities will select and carry out construction of

village-based infrastructure.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Advance contracting for project implementation consultants was approved for the Project. All consultants and nongovernment organizations will be engaged using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). There will be no contract using international competitive bidding procedures. Cvil works and supply contracts valued at less than $1 million will use national competitive bidding procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Md. Shahidul Alam
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs BangladBuilding No. 4 (6th floor)
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 01 Mar 2011 to 07 Mar 2011
MRM 27 Apr 2011
Approval 14 Jul 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2015

Loan 2763-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jul 2011 02 Oct 2011 13 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 70.81 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 55.00 14 Jul 2011 10.93 0.00 23%
Counterpart 15.81 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Jul 2011 8.08 0.00 17%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental and Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Semiannual Indigenous Peoples and Involuntary Resettlement Safeguards Monitoring Report (January 2013-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environment and Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
CHTRDP II - Panchari GC to Baibhonchara GC Road via Shantipur Aranya Kutir Road (Khagrachari District): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
CHTRDP II - Sidhukchari Union H/Q-Dullha Tali GC via Chailya Tali Road (Khagrachari District): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
CHTRDP II - Betbunia Chairy Bazar-Laxmichari Road via Barmachari (Rangamati District): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Safeguards Quality Monitoring Report (April 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Safeguards Quality Monitoring Report (April 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2013
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Planning Documents Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Sapchari Para Resettlement Planning Documents Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Sapchari Para Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan (as of Board approval) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Sapchari Para Resettlement Plans Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Six Sample Subprojects (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Feb 2011

Evaluation Documents

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