Bangladesh: Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Public-Private Partnership Design Project

Sovereign Project | 45174-001 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Bangladesh design a new expressway between Dhaka and Chittagong to boost trade and ease congestion on the existing highway linking these cities. The project will assist the government in updating the feasibility study, preparing the detailed engineering documents and the expressway project for financing under a private-public partnership scheme, and procurement.

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Project Name Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Public-Private Partnership Design Project
Project Number 45174-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2856-BAN: Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Public-Private Partnership Design Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Feasibility studies under activities (1-2) completed and recommended alignment option is selected, subject to high-level confirmation. Activity (3) is ongoing, while activity (4) on detailed design for preferred option commenced in Aug-2015.

Activity (5). Transaction advisory consultant's contract signed on 28 Sep 2015.

Activity (6) not yet commenced, since follow-on project is not yet defined.

Geographical Location Dhaka,Chittagong

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects There will be no impact from the proposed TA loan. Studies for ensuing investment projects will be undertaken as stipulated in TOR under the proposed TA loan.
Involuntary Resettlement There will be no impact from the proposed TA loan. Studies for ensuing investment projects will be undertaken as stipulated in TOR under the proposed TA loan.
Indigenous Peoples There will be no impact from the proposed TA loan. Studies for ensuing investment projects will be undertaken as stipulated in TOR under the proposed TA loan.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Workshops, community mobilization, and consultation with stakeholders representing spectrum of socioeconomic groups will be implemented.
During Project Implementation Community meetings and focus group discussions will be organized during the course of the social assessment. These will involve men, women, farmers, high income groups, poor, shopkeepers, and bus/taxi/rickshaw/ truck drivers, etc., to ensure a comprehensive perspective on the project as well as its impacts. Other key stakeholders will also be consulted. In addition, consultations will also be undertaken with the affected households and communities during the course of the resettlement census survey of all affected people along all project road/railway alignments.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Advance contracting actions will be undertaken for consultants' recruitment to enhance project readiness. The consultants will be selected based on ADB's quality- and cost-based selection method using full technical proposals in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and a quality to cost ratio of 90:10.

Two international consulting firms will be recruited for the (i) preparation of the engineering design and (ii) transaction advisory services. It is estimated that about 115 person-months of international staff and about 390 person-months of national staff will be required for the engi-neering design services and about 5 person-months of international staff and about 5 person-months of national staff will be required for the transaction advisory service. A third consulting contract may be requested by the government for Social Safeguard Implementation for subpro-jects to be financed by ADB, if any. About 240 person-months of national staff will be required for this consulting service.

Procurement Procurement of equipment to be financed from ADB loan will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chen Chen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
The Roads and Highways Department
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance 22 Aug 2011
Fact Finding 14 Sep 2011 to 22 Sep 2011
MRM 05 Oct 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2016

Loan 2856-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Mar 2012 03 Apr 2013 13 Jun 2013 31 Mar 2016 31 Mar 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 30 Mar 2012 8.44 0.00 93%
Counterpart 2.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Mar 2012 4.77 0.00 53%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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