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Bangladesh: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 39305-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Bangladesh improve the living standards of city dwellers, especially the poor. The project will help reduce child mortality and morbidity by decreasing the prevalence of waterborne and food-related diseases in six cities - Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet. It will improve waste management and food safety regulation, and strengthen institutions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Liau, Charlene South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan)
Project Number 39305-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2554-BAN: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Loan 2555-BAN: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Project Loan)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 million
TA 7354-BAN: Capacity Development of Urban Public and Environmental Health
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agro-industry, marketing, and trade

Health / Health sector development and reform

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The overall impact of the Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (UPEHSDP) is to improve the public and environmental health conditions in the urban areas of Bangladesh, particularly in the six city corporations (Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet). The successful implementation of the UPEHSDP will help reduce child mortality and morbidity by reducing the prevalence of waterborne and food-related diseases, increase productivity by reducing overall morbidity, and improve the quality of life of urban inhabitants. UPEHSDP will improve the health status of the poor in urban areas and assist Bangladesh to make progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relating to child and maternal health care and communicable diseases (MDGs 4, 5, and 6), and improve urban sanitation (MDG 7). The program and project loans under the UPEHSDP are designed to complement each other in achieving progress towards these key goals.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Rapidly urbanizing Bangladesh has one of the highest population densities in the world. Crowded and poor hygienic living conditions have increased the vulnerability of urban poor people to economic shocks from ill-health. A burgeoning urban population is only going to make the situation for public and environmental health more challenging. Urban local bodies that are mandated to provide public and environmental health-related services have limited institutional and financial capacities. Nationally, the Local Government Division (LGD) of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MOLGRDC) needs to take a stronger stewardship role in urban public and environmental health (UPEH). The Government of Bangladesh needs to make use of various instruments at its disposal such as regulations, taxation, information, and investments to address the growing challenges of UPEH with the help of the private sector and civil society.

A sector development program (SDP) will address a wide range of complex but interlinked UPEH challenges. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in many ways is uniquely placed to help the Government address these daunting multidimensional challenges. The SDP builds on more than a decade of ADB's strong engagement in urban development in Bangladesh, and makes a concerted effort to mainstream valuable lessons learned and good practices which have evolved from ADB-supported projects, such as urban governance and infrastructure improvement projects and urban primary health care projects.

Impact Improved public and environmental health of urban inhabitants
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable public and environmental health services established in the six city corporations
Progress Toward Outcome Procurement for major contract packages completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

2. Improved financial sustainability of urban public and environmental health interventions are operational (policy reform area 2 and project component C)

3. Improved public and environmental health service delivery are operational (policy reform area 3 and project components A and B)

4. Strengthened UPEH governance and management (policy reform area 4 and project component C)

1. Strengthened institutional arrangements for urban public and environmental health (UPEH) in place (policy reform area 1)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 1a. UPEHU is established.1b. Core civil servants are supported bu government revenue budget.1c. The national urban public and environmental health committee was constituted in April 2010.3a. National Waste Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3R) Strategy and standards introduced - Ongoing. Strategy and standardsbeing implemented.3b. All city corporations have integrated waste treatment facilities (sanitary landfill and compost) - Landfill packages cancelled. 3d. All city corporations have facilities for safe disposal of medical waste - cancelled. 3e.Inter-ministerial committee for food safety meets regularly - Achieved. 3f.All city corporations construct modern slaughter houses - Will be done through PPP. LGD sent a request to PPP office for necessary action.2g. Bylaws for food safety, solid waste, and medical waste disposal introduced by city corporations - Model Bylaws on Medical Waste Management for CCs is finalized. LGD has approved in principle and sent to city corporations to take necessary action for getting formal approval in the name of particular city corporations. Five CCs (CCC, KCC, RCC, BCC and SCC) have already submitted the bylaws on medical waste management to LGD. Draft model bylaws on Food Safety for CCs has been prepared on the basis of Safe Food Act 2013 and sent to CCs for comments. It will be finalized after finalizing the draft rules on safe food at national level.3h.Urban primary health care sustainability fund fully operational in each city corporation - All CCs deposited an amount equivalent to 1% of their budget into their respective Urban Primary Health Care Sustainability Fund bank accounts. Ongoing.4a. Effective private sector participation introduced for delivery of UPEH services - Ongoing. In 2010, the prime minister's office issued Policy and Strategy Guidelines on Public Private Partnership. Guidelines were circulated to all CCs for implementation4b.Citizens participation in city corporation delivery of UPEH services introduced - Ongoing. Guidelines circulated to all CCs for implementation.4c. All poor and very poor people in the city corporation area are provided with entitlement cards - Ongoing. This has been done by the Urban PrimaryHealth Care ServiceDelivery Project4d.Maternal and child health care for poor and very poor people is introduced - Ongoing. This has been done bythe Urban PrimaryHealth Care ServiceDelivery Project.2a. Collection of 2008 level of holding tax arrears increased by 25% (December 2013) - Achieved by six city corporations (Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal and Sylhet)2b. City corporations update the assessment of holding taxes (December 2013) - Work in progress2c. City corporations introduce modernized and computerized financing management systems (December 2013) - Work in progress2d. Introduction of performance-based grant mechanism (December 2013) - Introduction circulated to all CCs and adoptedby them. Operations Guidelines on Performance Based Targeted Grant Mechanism for City Corporations circulated to CCs by LGD on 6 March 2014.
Geographical Location Aminbazar, Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environmental assessments have been prepared as part of the detailed design of subprojects in accordance with the agreed Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF). The EARF covers both ADB and government policy requirements.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement assessments have been prepared as part of the detailed design of subprojects in accordance with the agreed Resettlement Framework (RF). The RF covers both ADB and government policy requirements.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultation is an ongoing process which is being undertaken during project planning and design stages.
During Project Implementation Community consultation will be an ongoing process and will continue througout project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Following consultants were engaged and mobilized in accordance with ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedures: (i) design supervision and construction consultants; (ii) financial management and municipal finance consultants; and (iii) program support consultants.
Procurement Procurement of all goods and services to be financed under the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). All civil works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $1 million or more will be procured through international competitive bidding. Civil works contracts estimated to cost less than $1 million will be procured using national competitive bidding (NCB). To the extent practicable, goods will be grouped into procurement packages larger than $500,000 to be suitable for international competitive bidding procedures. Goods that cannot be grouped into larger contracts and are estimated to cost less than $500,000 per contract will be procured through NCB. A third-party, pre shipment inspection provision will be adopted to ensure quality of goods and equipment. NCB procedures applicable to the Project are specified in the Government's Public Procurement Rules 2008, (once the Public Procurement Rules 2008 in English are formally adopted) and the procurement plan. Miscellaneous minor goods expected to cost less than the equivalent of $100,000 will be purchased using shopping procedures. NCB packages valued at more than $100,000 each will be subject to prior review by ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Liau, Charlene
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Govt Div,Min of Local Govt Rural Devt & Coop
Mr. Monzur Hossain
MOLGRDC, Building # 7, Dhaka Secretariat, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Apr 2009
Fact Finding 15 Apr 2009 to 27 Apr 2009
MRM 17 Jun 2009
Approval 28 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2020

Loan 2554-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2009 14 Oct 2009 06 May 2010 30 Jun 2017 - 08 Oct 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 70.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 28 Sep 2009 68.93 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2009 68.93 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Partly satisfactory

Loan 2555-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2009 14 Oct 2009 06 May 2010 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2020 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 80.13 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 28 Sep 2009 24.35 0.00 68%
Counterpart 20.13 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2009 21.25 0.00 59%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Partly satisfactory

TA 7354-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2009 09 Feb 2010 09 Feb 2010 31 Dec 2011 30 Nov 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 28 Sep 2009 301,418.61
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Partly satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (November 2018-April 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2019
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Urban Public and Environmental HealthSector Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report(January-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2018
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Dhaka South, Dhaka North, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi and Sylhet Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2018
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2017
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2017
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2016
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
UPEHSDP - Dhaka South, Dhaka North, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
UPEHSDP - Dhaka South, Dhaka North, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program - Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Sylhet: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Sanitary Landfill in Khulna City Corporation Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan): Sylhet Controlled Landfill Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan): Medical Waste Treatment Facility in Dhaka Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan): Barisal Controlled Landfill Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan): Chittagong Controlled Landfill Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Program Loan): Rajshahi Controlled Landfill Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Khulna Sanitary Landfill (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination May 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Rajshahi Secondary Transfer Stations Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Sylhet Secondary Transfer Stations Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Dhaka Secondary Transfer Stations Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Barisal Secondary Transfer Stations (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Khulna Secondary Transfer Stations (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Chittagong Food Testing Laboratory Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Dhaka Food Testing Laboratory Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Chittagong Secondary Transfer Stations Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2013
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Khulna Integrated Waste Treatment and Small Transfer Station Subproject (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jun 2009
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program (Draft) Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2009
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Khulna Integrated Waste Treatment and Small Transfer Station Subproject Resettlement Plans Jun 2009
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Resettlement Framework (Draft) Resettlement Frameworks May 2009
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Draft Short Resettlement Plan for Khulna Integrated Waste Treatment and Small Transfer Station Subproject Resettlement Plans May 2009
Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Program: Draft Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Recruitment of a Principal Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019
ADB Loan No. 2555-BAN (SF): Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Project [Package No. 7E] Invitation for Bids Closed 11 Oct 2019 24 Nov 2019
Individual Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2018 29 Oct 2018
Individual Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Oct 2018 29 Oct 2018
Loan No. 2555-BAN: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Project [Package No. 7C] Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Jul 2017 11 Sep 2017
Loan No. 2555-BAN: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector Development Project [Package No. 12B] Invitation for Bids Closed 27 Apr 2017 08 Jun 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
PROCUREMENT OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT PACKAGE 7E-LOT 1: 5 UNITS CHAIN MOUNTED HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR Loan 2555 17 Feb 2020 SARKER KABIR AHMED 31 BIR UTTAM KM SHAFIULLAH ROAD DHAKA-1205, BANGLADESH BANGLADESH Local Govt Div,Min of Local Govt Rural Devt & Coop SUPPLY OF GOODS 1,105,000.00 1,105,000.00
PROCUREMENT OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT PACKAGE 7E-LOT2, 5 UNITS HYDRAULIC WHEEL LOADER Loan 2555 17 Feb 2020 SARKER KABIR AHMED DHAKA-1205, BANGLADESH BANGLADESH Local Govt Div,Min of Local Govt Rural Devt & Coop SUPPLY OF GOODS 1,140,000.00 1,140,000.00
PACKAGE 12B: SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF ICT HARDWA RE AND ACCESSORIES FOR THE REMAINING 5 CCS FOR MODERNIZING AND COMPUTERIZING THE MFRMS Loan 2555 06 Feb 2018 F. UNDUETSCH-STERLING JV EMIL-SOMMER-STR-4-6, 283 BREMEN GERMANY GERMANY Local Govt Div,Min of Local Govt Rural Devt & Coop SUPPLY OF GOODS 1,169,652.00 1,169,652.00