|Project Name||Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||To improve living conditions and quality of life, and reduce poverty among people living in urban areas of Bangladesh, where water quality and access are serious issues and sanitation conditions are hazardous. The Project will help pourashavas in selected condary towns develop effective and sustainable management of water and santiation services. The TA will prepare a project suitable for ADB financing. The Project will facilitate sustainable piped water supply services and safe sanitation in selected project wons. The TA will prepare recommendations for institutional capacity building fo the target pourashavas and DPHE by critically reviewing the pourashavas' performance and impact, and lessons learned from earlier projects. The TA will provide the overall project design, scope, cost, financing plan, and implementation arrangements; and will formulate the terms of rerefence for consultants to be recruited to help implement the Project.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Despite ADB's continuing involvement, water supply and sanitation services are still inadequate, with less than half the urban population having access to piped water. Given the high incidence of water-related diseases, the need to improve water supply and sanitation is pressing. The project will continue to support the Government's efforts to expand coverage of water and sanitation services to urban secondary towns. The experiences of earlier projects will be taken into account in solving problems infinancial management, institutional strengthening, and cost recovery.
ADB is the major fundng agency in the water supply and sanitation sector. Its continued support is essential to carry forward sector policy reforms and build institutional capacity for sustainable delivery of services. ADB coordinated closely with other funding agencies on recently completed projects.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Brahmanbaria, Chandpur, Comilla, and Jessore.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will be implemented over a period of 7 months. The consultants are expected to commence around November 2004.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ueda, Tomoo|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Department of Public Health Engineering
DPHE Bhaban, 14 Shaheed Captain Mansur
Ali Sarani, Kakrail
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2003|
|Fact Finding||23 Oct 2004 to 26 Oct 2004|
|Approval||23 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Jul 2006|
|Last PDS Update||11 May 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Dec 2004||21 Apr 2005||21 Apr 2005||31 Oct 2005||31 May 2007||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||23 Dec 2004||725,555.77|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (JSF)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2005|
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