Bangladesh: Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement

Sovereign Project | 29041-022 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Huda, Md. Nurul South Asia Department Request for information
  • Bangladesh
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement
Project Number 29041-022
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3690-BAN: Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Decentralization

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The TA will prepare a project that will support the economic development of secondary towns to improve the welfare of town residents, including the urban poor, and enhance the quality of the urban environment. It will also develop effective measures to improve urban governance at both national and local levels and recommend suitable modalities for supporting necessary policy and institutional changes in the administrative, legal, and financial systems in secondary towns. The TA will include (i) a review of the institutional setup of the urban sector; (ii) a review of tax assessment and collection procedures for public and private holdings; (iii) an update of town-specific information for the secondary towns identifies in the TA for the Third Urban Development Project, and (iv) preparation of a sector project proposal for improving urban local governance and infrastructure services suitable for ADB financing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 35 person-months (7 international and 28 domestic) of consulting services will be required. International consultants will be selected on an individual basis and domestic consultant through a firm. The international consultants will include a team leader with expertise in local government management, and a municipal finance and taxation specialist. The domestic consultants will include a deputy team leader with expertise in local government administration and institutional development, municipal engineering specialist, municipal finance expert, project economist, financial analyst, environmental specialist, and social and gender development specialist.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Huda, Md. Nurul
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
Mr. Md. Shahidul Hassan, Chief Engineer
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 26 Apr 2001 to 03 May 2001
Approval 27 Jul 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Nov 2005
Last PDS Update 04 Feb 2007

TA 3690-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2001 13 Nov 2001 13 Nov 2001 30 Apr 2002 31 Jul 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 96,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 446,000.00 27 Jul 2001 335,763.53

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Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2001

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