Bangladesh: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42248-013 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping Bangladesh improve livelihoods in the ethnically unique and geographically isolated Chittagong Hill Tracts. The project will fund institutional development and capacity building, rural access roads and markets, village infrastructure, and the development of micro-agribusinesses.

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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 LGED started three Packages for 6 km of Upazila Roads. Construction is going on in full swing where significant numbers of local people are employed as daily skilled and unskilled labours. In CI component, 143 number of subprojects has been implemented, among them about 4206 m of irrigation canal, 950 m steps, 20 Km HBB roads, 1866 m drains, 138 power tillers, 254 water pumps, 108 tubewells, 3 pump machines, 26 deep tubewells have been completed. For capacity development 19 workshops, 207 trainings, 1 study tour and 40 meetings have been conducted till June, 15. So far a total of 10 roads (right of ways-ROWs) have been handed over by LGED to R-NGO for land acquisition and resettlement processing. For MAD component, the short listing of NGO-MFI is confirmed and the RFP is going to be issued very soon. The overall physical progress of the project is 30% and financial progress is 22% as of June, 2015.
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)

Current Annual Work Plan has been endorsed by CHTRC

Three revenue posts for assistant engineer (HDC) created and they have been appointed but not yet transferred to Government revenue budget. CHTRC will initiate the process immediately.

For the purpose of capacity building 19 workshops, 207 trainings and one study tour have been carried out.

Each NGO joint venture or association implementation team includes a 50% women .

More than 60 are women.

In union and upazila roads contracts signed for 2 packages and one completed tendering for Panchari Road of 5.4 km, design & estimates resubmitted to PD-PMO for Garitana Road of 6.37 km, tender evaluation under process for Sinduckchari Road of 4.75 km in Khagrachari; work progress 25% for Betbunia 6 km Road in Rangamati, and tender called for Ruma Road of 0.13 km in Bandarban. Three LARPs were concurred by ADB.

As of June,15 about 2000 meters of ancillary structures have been constructed.

The progress of 3 functional buildings of LGED are as follows: Rangamati 90%, Khagrachari 88%, and Bandarban 55% completed as per original contract.

Interventions completed in 143 villages among which 26 in Rangamati, 12 in Bandarban and 15 in Khagrachari.

Small-scale infrastructure works are ongoing in 90 sites as approved by ADB.

1,500 work days completed using LCS principles.

450 work days created for women.

For irrigation purpose, project area is being covered in ongoing 135 villages.

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

Work in 42 km feeder roads/paths is ongoing of which 40% works completed.

5 market buiduings constructed.

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

For Micro agribusiness development 60 interest groups will be established as soon as the NGO-MFI is recruited.

So far only shortlisting is completed for NGO-MFI recruitment. After recruitment the group forming will be initiated.

PMO fully staffed and operational

For contract award and disbursement the actual is delayed due to late start up of the Project. A realistic projections has been submitted for 2015.

Annual work plan completed.

Activity schedule is updated annually.

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 Banglad
Building 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 15 Sep 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 12.21 0.00 25%
Counterpart 15.81 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Jul 2011 8.98 0.00 19%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 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 Frameworks Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Sapchari Para Resettlement Plans 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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