Project Name Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP II)
Project Number 42248-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7432-BAN: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP II)
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 265,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will support ADB?s Country Strategy and Program for Bangladesh, 2006?2010 by contributing to: (i) helping the rural poor, especially women and excluded groups by expanding their access to markets, and services and increasing their livelihood options; (ii) community participation (especially by women and disadvantaged groups) in designing and implementing projects; (iii) progressive devolution of responsibilities to local governments and communities to build capacity to plan, operate and maintain social and economic services; (iv) intensification, diversification, and value addition of crops to boost agricultural productivity and improve food security; and (v) strengthening farm-to-market linkages to raise rural incomes. The TA is also consistent with the Government of Bangladesh's (GOB) National Strategy for Accelerated Poverty Reduction goal of accelerated poverty reduction by supporting rural development, participation and empowerment of the poor, especially women, and other marginalized groups such as indigenous people and human development of the poor.
Impact The impact of the TA will be improved rural livelihoods to reduce poverty amongst rural population of CHT.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be a project proposal suitable for ADB financing that will: (i) improve rural infrastructure and sustainable natural resources management and monitoring; (ii) increase rural incomes, including those of remote rural women and disadvantaged groups, through increased economic opportunities and activities; and (iii) support institutional strengthening of MOCHTA and CHTRC to plan, implement and monitor sustainable rural development in CHT.
Progress Toward Outcome A draft final report detailing the design for the Second Chittagong Hill tracts Rural Development Project has been submitted by TA Consultants for ADB consideration. Consultations were held with various stakeholders, and detailed feasibility studies were undertaken in six representative subproject sites. Findings from these as well as from comprehensive reviews of releveant aspects of the first Chittagong Hill Tracts project were included to guide the second project's design.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Output 1: Institutional Strengthening, Output 2: Participatory Community Development, Output 3: Integrated Rural Infrastructure, Output 4: Project Investment Plan
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts (Rangamati, Khagracchari and Banderban)

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with government officials and intended beneficiaries were undertaken under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Study for Potential for Integrated Small-Water Resources.
During Project Implementation Rigorous field consultations were undertaken for socio-economic baseline surveys, participatory rural appraisals, feasibility studies and social and environmental safeguards outputs. A highly consultative approach was adopted for design development through regular meetings and field interactions with a range of stakeholders including CHT Regional Council, Circle Chiefs, Hill District Councils, Local Government representatives and beneficiary communities. A socio economic baseline survey was undertaken in 600 villages and focus group discussions to gain a better insight to stakeholder needs.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 61staff-months of consulting services including 29 months of international and 32 months of national consultants will be required for the Project. A consulting firm will be recruited for a total of 21 staff-months (international), while individual consultants will be recruited for 8 staff-months (international) and 32 staff-months (national).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Siddiqi, Yasmin S.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad
Mr. Masud Ahmed
Sagorika 3, Dhaka


Concept Clearance 04 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 05 Sep 2009 to 16 Sep 2009
Approval 07 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 06 Sep 2011

TA 7432-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2009 23 Mar 2010 23 Mar 2010 31 Oct 2010 31 Oct 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 265,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,290,000.00 07 Dec 2009 1,087,443.28

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