The proposed PPTA will help to prepare the proposed Padma Bridge Project for consideration for ADB financing. It will build upon the feasibility study carried out by consultants to confirm the technical, economic, and financial viability of the project, as well as prepare all the required studies and documentation to ensure that ADB safeguard requirements with respect to environmental, social and resettlement issues are complied with. The PPTA will also formulate, analyze and recommend different options for attracting private financing for the project, including public-private partnerships.
|Project Name||Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (formerly Support for Public-Private Partnership in Padma Bridge)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed PPTA will help to prepare the proposed Padma Bridge Project for consideration for ADB financing. It will build upon the feasibility study carried out by consultants to confirm the technical, economic, and financial viability of the project, as well as prepare all the required studies and documentation to ensure that ADB safeguard requirements with respect to environmental, social and resettlement issues are complied with. The PPTA will also formulate, analyze and recommend different options for attracting private financing for the project, including public-private partnerships.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The northwestern part of Bangladesh, which had been landlocked by the Ganges and Jamuna rivers, was connected to eastern Bangladesh by the Jamuna Bridge. With the advanced stage of the studies for the construction of a Parksey Bridge, northwestern Bangladesh will be connected to southwestern part to the eastern part is the logical next step for the complete integration of the country.
Mongla in the southwest is the second port in Bangladesh but has had limited throughput because of the ineffective transport route to the economic and industrial center of Dhaka. For further development of Mongla Port and diversion of traffic from Chittagong Port, a fixed crossing over the Padma River is essential. It will also complement the benefits of the ADB-financed Southwest Road Network Development Project, approved in 1999, which intends to improve the national highway connecting Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga-Bhatiapara-Gopalganj-Khulna/Mongla.
The route from Benapole in the southeast through Khulna to Dhaka in the east is the major trade between India and Bangladesh. The route also has the potential to be extended to Sylhet in the northeast and then to northeast India. From the viewpoint of subregional economic cooperation, this Benapole-Dhaka-Sylhet route will comprise the main corridor connecting West Bengal to northeast India. However, without a fixed crosssing over the Padma River, the effectiveness of this major route for regional cooperation will be greatly constrained.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consultants with expertise in the areas of (i) road and bridge engineering; (ii) economic and financial analysis of transport projects; (iii) structuring PPP schemes in roads and bridge projects; (iv) social analysis, poverty impact and resettlement issues; and (v) environmental assessment of road and bridge projects will be required. It is anticipated that a total of 12 person-months of international consultancy services and 15 person-months of domestic consultancy services will be required. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.|
|Procurement||To be determined|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dutt, Prodyut|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Bangladesh Bridge Authority
Matin Mollah, Chief Engineer
Setu Bhaban, Airport Road, Dhaka
|Fact Finding||27 Feb 2005 to 07 Mar 2005|
|Approval||22 Sep 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Feb 2006|
|Last PDS Update||19 Oct 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Sep 2005||29 Jan 2006||29 Jan 2006||31 May 2006||30 Sep 2007||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||22 Sep 2005||659,277.44|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Padma Multipurpose Bridge: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||May 2007|
|Preparing the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (Financed by the Japan Special Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2005|
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