Bangladesh: Road Safety Improvement Programs

Sovereign Project | 45019-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Road Safety Improvement Programs
Project Number 45019-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7840-BAN: Road Safety Improvement Programs
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Two major assignments under this TA is successfully completed. Final report of these two had been received and reviewed. Workshops were arranged to disseminate the findings among various stakeholders including government and civil societies. Moreover, five small assignment were included under this TA to further verify the reports and dissemination of reports.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All output are satisfactorily achieved.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Workshops were arranged and final reports were presented. Open discussions were held with NGO and civil societies in presence of Government officials.
During Project Implementation ADB fielded a fact-finding mission in February 2011, and reached agreement with the government on all aspects of the proposed TA including impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, financing arrangements, and terms of reference. The concept paper was approved by director general of ADB s South Asia Department on 16 March 2011

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Two firms will be engaged:

(i) Firm to conduct all TA tasks except for iRAP assessment: to be engaged using QCBS, $500,000 in ADB financing. International experts will include Road Safety Expert cum Team Leader (6 man months), Road Safety Engineer/Auditor (4 man months). National experts will include Highway Design Engineer cum Deputy Team Leader (6 man months) and Road Safety Expert/Analyst (6 man months). Key deliverables will include Inception Report, Draft Final Report and Final Report along with additional reports on Road Safety Diagnosis and Recommendations; Strengthening Road Safety Management Capacity of RHD; Road Safety Policies and Business Procedures; Road Safety Funding; Road Safety Programs on Selected High Risk Corridors; and on Nationwide Road Safety Improvement Programs.

(ii) iRAP (not-for-profit organization) to conduct iRAP assessment (of around 1000 km of roads): to be engaged using SSS, $100,000 in ADB financing. This component requires an expertise and technology of iRAP which is unique in the market. iRAP has already conducted an assessment on around 300 km in Bangladesh previously and gained necessary experience specific to the country. International experts will include Team Leader (1.2 man months), inspection data coder/rater (0.5 man month) and quality assurance officer (0.3 man month). National experts will include Inspection vehicle specialist (1 man month) and analyst (1 man month). Key deliverable will be Report on Safer Roads Investment Plans for subject roads.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mohammad Islam
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
The Roads and Highways Department
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 16 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 22 Feb 2011 to 28 Feb 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

TA 7840-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2011 27 Dec 2011 27 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2012 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 15 Jul 2011 563,164.04

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