Project Name Emergency Assistance Project
Project Number 52174-001
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0582-BAN: Emergency Assistance Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
TA 9546-BAN: Implementing the Emergency Assistance Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
TA 9546-BAN: Implementing the Emergency Assistance Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the Government of Bangladesh in addressing the immediate and urgent needs of the displaced persons from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar District, as identified by the United Nations (UN) in its Joint Response Plan (JRP) (displaced persons). The project will mainly support the improvement of water supply and sanitation, disaster risk management, sustainable energy supply, and access roads.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy On 7 May 2018, the Government of Bangladesh requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for grant support to provide high-priority basic infrastructure and essential services to help address the humanitarian crisis caused by the arrival of the displaced persons. The project meets the requirements for emergency assistance financing.

Social recovery of displaced persons in Teknaf and Ukhia camps accelerated

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Living conditions and resilience of displaced persons improved

Progress Toward Outcome Works packages for all 4 component (a, b, c & d) awarded and most of them are about to accomplish. To be assessed after completion of project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply and sanitation improved.

Disaster risk management strengthened

Energy sources provided

Access Roads Improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The substation constructed and the system is in operation.This component was dropped during the mid-term review.Scope of distribution line reduced from 50 km to 43 km. Works completed.The number of streetlights increased from 2,000 nos. to 4,000 nos. All 4,000 nos. streetlights installed and are in operation.The number of solar PV nano-grid have been increased from 50 nos. to 100 nos. All 100 nos. solar nano-grid system installed and are in operation.7 Water Carriers (3000 liters capacity each) supplied.500 bathing facilities constructed and handed over to beneficiaries. Approximately, 13% of labor employed were women.40 mini piped water supply systems handed over to beneficiaries.Works for 3 nos. waste management facilities complete and the facilities are in operation; while works for rest 2 nos. is in progress.Number of surface water treatment plant increased to 4 nos. Works for 1 no. WTP complete and the facility is in operation; while works for rest 3 nos. is in progress.This component is dropped.Increased to 10.9 km. Works completed.FDCs' number reduced from 7 to 4. 4 FDCs handed over to beneficiaries. About 13% of women labor employed.Increased to 400 nos. All 400 lightning arresters installed.5 multipurpose cyclone shelters already handed over and remaining 5 shelters will be handed over by March 2022.Reduced to 1.22 km based on actual condition. However, works cancelled as relocation of site couldn't be possible.Length decreased to 23 km and total 4 contracts signed. Works for 1 contract (6.5 km) is completed and the road is in operation; while works for other 3 contracts is in progress.Works completed under 2 contracts and the road is in operation.Approximately, 13% of labor employed were women.Length decreased to 20 km and total 4 contracts signed. Works for 2 contracts (16.2 km) is completed and the roads are in operation; while works for other 2 contracts is in progress.
Geographical Location Cox's Bazar, Coxs Bazar
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Awarded contracts included EMP(s) cleared by ADB. Contracts under bidding stage also included EMP(s) cleared by ADB. Where required, national clearances are obtained for components that are awarded. Time bound action plans are in place.
Involuntary Resettlement Only RHD component required RP. RP is disclosed. GRC establishment is under process. No CRP eligible complains.
Indigenous Peoples No impacts on Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All level of stakeholders relevant to Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Ukhiya, Teknaf and Cox's Bazar had been extensively consulted to design the project scope output and outcomes. The list includes all government agencies (MoDMR, MoLGRDC, ERD, MoFA, DC office, RRRC, LGED, DPHE, BREB, RHD, Dept. of Police, etc.), all development partners (UNHCR, WFP, IOM, ISCG, etc.)
During Project Implementation Consultation by Gender and Social Inclusion Team: 3 FGDs have been conducted at camp-3, camp-4 and camp-13 for validation of project activities. Due to social obligations of Rohingya society, FGDs were conducted with all women participants. Consists of 5-8 women in each FGD, participants have given their consent for construction of bathing facilities (please see attached photos for reference). 3 FGDs have been conducted to evaluate feasibility of recruiting women workers in construction activities. A significant number of women participants have shown strong enthusiasm to work in the construction activities and earth work.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

QCBS - national (for firm)

Individual consultant (national)


Open competitive bidding (OCB) (national advertisement)

Open competitive bidding (OCB) (International advertisement)

Responsible ADB Officer Kabir, Md. Humayun
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board
Department of Public Health Engineering
Local Government Engineering Department
Roads and Highways Department
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 03 Jun 2018 to 07 Jun 2018
MRM 19 Jun 2018
Approval 06 Jul 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2022

Grant 0582-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 01 Oct 2018 30 Jun 2021 05 Jan 2023 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 120.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 06 Jun 2023 100.01 0.00 100%
Counterpart 20.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Jun 2023 97.50 0.00 98%

TA 9546-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 30 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 06 Jun 2023 1,283,753.46
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