ADB is helping Bangladesh improve livelihoods in the ethnically unique and geographically isolated Chittagong Hill Tracts. The project will fund institutional development and capacity building, rural access roads and markets, village infrastructure, and the development of micro-agribusinesses.
|Project Name||Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The Project impact will be increased rural household incomes in CHT subproject areas. The outcome of the Project will be increased employment and income generating opportunities in subproject areas. There will be five main outputs: (i) institutional development and capacity building; (ii) rural roads and markets; and (iii) community infrastructure; (iv) micro agribusiness development (MAD); and (v) project management.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The design of CHTRDPII is based on the following main lessons from CHTRDP: (i) lack of village access to local markets impedes the development and transformation of production, and subproject development needs to be more directly linked with improved access; (ii) transformation of production requires security of land tenure; (iii) community's main needs are for irrigation infrastructure and village water supply; (iv) sustainability of small rural infrastructure investments may be at risk due to limited beneficiary participation in the development process and insufficient awareness of their operation and maintenance (O&M) roles and responsibilities; and (v) empowerment of local leaders and communities, and sustainability of rural development interventions require more intensive capacity building efforts|
|Impact||Increase in rural household incomes in subproject areas in CHT|
|Description of Outcome||Increased income-generating opportunities for men and women in subproject areas|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Work under Community Infrastructure completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Institutional Development and Capacity Building
Micro Agribusiness Development
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Institutional Development and Capacity Building:
Annual Work Plan was endorsed by CHTRC. For the purpose of capacity building Human Resource Development (HRD): Training-46; HRD Workshop Program-88; and Safeguards Training & workshop- 610; and 3 overseas study tour were carried out so far. Each NGO joint venture or association implementation team includes 50% women. Three revenue posts for assistant engineer (HDC) created and they have been appointed but not yet transferred to Government revenue budget. CHTRC sent a letter to MoCHTA on 29 January 2017, which is yet to be implemented.
2. Rural Roads Under LGED:
Rangamati: All 4 Packages of Betbunia-Laxmichari Upazila Road (6.51km) 100% completed. Out of 4 packages of Raikhali-Rajsthali Union Road (5.74km) 2 package 100% completed and work under progress in other 2 packages with average physical progress 80%. All 4 packages in Betbunia Chairy Bazar-Bara Aoulia-Santirhat Road (4.68km road & 76.50m structure and Road Protection Work) have been 100% completed. All 6 packages on Marishya Bazar-Mayanimukh Bazar Road (13.814km Road & 15m Bridge) 100% completed. The physical progress of Baghaichari HQ- Ugalchari via Bottali road (1 package - 69.00m RCC bridge + 500m approach road) is 90%.
Bandarban: 28.30m long RCC bridge on Ruma Sadar-Ruma Bazar Road has been 100% completed. Work under progress in 220m Bridge on Raicha - Goalikhola Road with physical progress 95%. All 13 packages on Naikhongchari- Tumbru Road (11.76km Road and 534m span Bridge) have been 100% completed. All 4 packages on Lama - Rupashipara Road (3.33 km Road & 124.4m span Bridge) 100% completed. All 5 packages on Baniarchara -Gazalia Road (8.79km Road & 144.60m span Bridge) 100% completed. Construction of 75m Hill Protection Work on Ruma Sadar - Ruma Bazar Road has been 100% completed. Out of 5 packages of Holudia -Vaggakul - Tankbati Road (10.32km Road and 36m span Bridge), 4 packages 100% completed and other 1 package is 90% completed. All 2 packages of Pan Bazar - Chokhyng Tripura Para (Kalar Jiri Road) (2.21km) have been 100% completed.
Khagrachari: Out of 5 packages on Panchari GC-Baibonchara GC via Shantipur Arunya Kutir Road (5.41km and 200m River Bank Protection Work) 4 packages 100% completed. Out of 3 packages of Sindukchari Union H/Q - DullhaTali GC via ChallyaTali Road (4.75km Road and 125 m Road Protection Work) 2 packages have been 100% completed and other package physical progress is 45%. All 2 packages (6.38 km) on Garitana GC-Batnatoli H/Q via Jogyachola Road have been 100% completed. As of 30 June, 2020 about 2051.80 meters of ancillary structures have been completed and ongoing. All 3 packages of LGED Functional Building (Bandarban, rangamati and Khagrachari) 100% completed. The physical progress of 1 package of Protection of Boundary Wall of XEN Office, LGED, Rangamati is 30%.
3. Community Infrastructure under CHTRC:
In order to increase HH commercial agricultural production from Tk20,000 per year in 2010 to Tk40,000 per year at 2010 price level, Interventions of Community infrastructure completed in 601 villages among which 200 in Rangamati, 200 in Bandarban and 201 in Khagrachari. All small-scale sub-projects were completed as per target. 11,236 work-days of which 3,640 in Rangamati, 6,101 in Bandarban and 1,495 in Khagrachari completed using LCS principles. total 6,126 (Rangamati-1,100, Bandarban-3,776 and Khagrachari-1,250) work days created for women. Total command area of 11,568 ha have been covered by irrigation support projects [3,850 Hectare (ha) in Rangamati, 935 ha in Bandarban and 6,783 ha in Khagrachari]. An area of 1,728.3 ha has been selected for six sites but watershed management activities are being implemented in 55.00 ha as per DMF target. Works for 111.77 km feeder roads/footpaths completed, among which 28.22 km in Rangamati, 65.26 km in Bandarban and 18.27 km in Khagrachari. 23 market buildings were constructed of which 8 in Rangamati, 8 in Khagrachari and 7 in Bandarban. 50% selling space has already been allocated for women in those markets.
4. Micro Agribusiness Development:
Against the target of 1,620 ha of new orchard development, nursing of old trees for increasing yield in 600.55 ha were done and 986.20 ha were developed as new orchard. Establishment of 60 interest groups: (i) 90 Common Interest Group were formed. (ii) 829 batches of trainings on vegetables (270), pond fisheries (175), fingerlings producers (18), advanced fish production for Kuchia (15), new orchard 180), nursery owner on orchard (9), nursery owners on medicinal plant (27), and growers on medicinal plants (135) were held so far. Total 903 producers group have been formed. 36.47% of women members have been selected for each common interest group.
5. Project Management:
PMO fully staffed and operational. Activity schedule is updated annually. Contract award and disbursement are on track despite having initial delay due to late startup of the Project.
|Geographical Location||Alikadam, Bagaichhari, Bandarban District, Bandarban Sadar, Belaichari, Belaichhari, Betbania, Chengmi, Jurachari, Kamdebpara Barmachari, Kaptai, Kawkhali, Khagrachhari, Kuhalong, Lakshmichhari, Lama, Lama, Langadu, Mahalchari, Mahalchhari, Manikchhari, Matiranga, Myanimukh, Naikhongchhari, Panchari Bazar, Panchhari, Raikhali, Rajasthali, Rangamati district, Roangchari, Rowangghhari, Ruma, Ruma Bazar, Sapchari, Subalong, Thanchi, Tumbru|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Since the project will improve the existing rural road network and community infrastructure and new roads are not planned, no significant adverse environmental impacts are expected.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||There may be titled land to be acquired under the project. The project's Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (LARF) therefore outlines an approach to the valuation and compensation of land that is a blend of statutory and customary laws for valuation, verification, and settling disputes.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The area is home to 41% of Bangladesh's total indigenous peoples population. An indigenous peoples plan details principles and methodology to design and implement the project to ensure indigenous peoples (i) receive culturally appropriate social and economic benefits, (ii) do not suffer adverse impacts as a result of projects, and (iii) can participate actively in projects that affect them.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The project has been designed through extensive and rigorous consultation with all stakeholders. All relevant institutions including the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council, the three hill district councils, circle chiefs, the Local Government Engineering Department, upazila and union parishads (elected council) members, various headmen and karbaris (village elder), and several nongovernment organizations were consulted. The TA team carried out many field surveys and field visits and had strong representation of indigenous peoples on the team. At various stages, findings and design suggestions were discussed in public forums, including district and regional workshops. Stakeholder analysis was conducted through a series of focus group discussions in the project area, with different groups to identify both the supply- (service providers) and demand-side (beneficiary) stakeholders. Scope for involvement and the means of participation of these groups during project implementation were also identified.|
|During Project Implementation||A participation strategy is proposed that includes mobilizing community groups, including women, through extensive consultation about the project components and the accruable benefits, and their roles and responsibilities, so that they can develop a sense of ownership and access the benefits. Communities will select and carry out construction of village-based infrastructure.|
|Consulting Services||Advance contracting for project implementation consultants was approved for the Project. All consultants and nongovernment organizations will be engaged using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). There will be no contract using international competitive bidding procedures. Cvil works and supply contracts valued at less than $1 million will use national competitive bidding procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Haque, Mohammed Sayeedul|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad
Building No. 4 (6th floor)
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||01 Mar 2011 to 07 Mar 2011|
|MRM||27 Apr 2011|
|Approval||14 Jul 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Jul 2011||02 Oct 2011||13 Dec 2011||30 Jun 2019||30 Jun 2021||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||70.81||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||55.00||14 Jul 2011||46.47||0.00||96%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||14 Jul 2011||47.09||0.00||97%|
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None currently available.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Bangladesh: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project||Brochures and Flyers||Oct 2012|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|AND ACQUISITION & RESETTLEMENT FOR MARISHYA BAZAR TO MAINAMUKH VIA BABAUPARA, BOTOLA AND SARBOTOLI ROAD PART2 UNDER RANGAMATI HILL DISTRICT||Loan 2763||18 Dec 2018||DEPUTY COMMISSIONER||OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER RANGAMATI HILL DISTRICT BANGLADESH||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||OTHERS||1,885,542.43||1,885,542.43|
|Improvement of Baniarchara-Gazalia Road by BC (Ch: 5500 to 6765M); under Lama Upazila, Dist: Bandar Ban||Loan 2763||24 Mar 2017||M/S Rip Enterprise||Khagrachari Sadar, Khagrachari Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||224,481.57||224,101.67|
|Improvement of Baniarchara-Gazalia Road by BC (Ch: 10370 to 12550M); under Lama Upazila, Dist: Band Arban||Loan 2763||24 Mar 2017||M/S. U T Mong||Maddaympara, Bandarban Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||253,785.65||253,356.15|
|Improvement of Baniarchara-Gazalia Road by BC (Ch: 9815 to 10370M); under Lama Upazila, Dist: Banda Rban||Loan 2763||24 Mar 2017||M/S Milton Traders and Sikder (JV)||Bandarban Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||349,613.73||349,022.05|
|Improvement of Baniarchara-Gazalia Road by BC (Ch: 3760 to 5500M); under Lama Upazila, Dist: Bandarb An||Loan 2763||24 Mar 2017||M/S M.M. Traders||Bandarban Bazar, Bandarban Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||359,960.34||359,351.16|
|Improvement of Baniarchara-Gazalia Road by BC (Ch: 6765 to 9815M); under Lama Upazila, Dist: Bandar Ban||Loan 2763||24 Mar 2017||M/S Milton Traders and Sikder (JV)||Bandarban Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||391,847.83||391,184.68|
|Maintenance Vehicle, Training and Workshop, Remunarat Ion of 9 Nos Consultant Support Staff, Salaries PM Staff, Office and Support Cost under WA00058||Loan 2763||05 Mar 2017||Various||Various Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Others||107,056.46||107,056.46|
|Improvement of Marishya Bazar (Upazila Sadar) - May Animuk Bazar via Babupara, Bottola and Daksin Saroat Oli Road by HBB (Ch: 12950 to 15010M); Rangamati||Loan 2763||22 Jan 2017||M/S Nipa Enterprise||R.F Classic Point, 8 Katalgong Road Chawk Bazar, Chittagong Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||199,767.33||197,186.84|
|Improvement of Marishya Bazar (Upazila Sadar)-May Animuk Bazar via Babupara, Bottola and Daksin Saroat Oli Road by HBB (Ch: 10490 to 12950M); Rangamati||Loan 2763||22 Jan 2017||M/S Nipa Enterprise-Survangkar Chakma (JV)||R.F Classic Point,8 Katalgong Road Chawk Bazar, Chittagong Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||258,134.12||254,799.69|
|Improvement of Betbunia Chairy Bazar to Bara Aouli A-Shantirhat Road by Bituminous Carpeting (Ch: 521 0 to 5650M); Kawkhali Upazila, Dist: Rangamati||Loan 2763||11 Jan 2017||Mohammed Eunus and Brothers Pvt. Ltd.||As Tower(8Th Floor),Rd 1,Plot553 Hill View R/A, Panchilaish, Chittagong Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||206,519.48||204,801.74|
|Improvement of Lama-Rupashipara Road by HBB (Ch: 11225 to 12820M); under Lama Upazila, Dist: Banda Rban||Loan 2763||11 Jan 2017||M/S. M.M. Traders||Bandarban Bazar, Bandarban Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||207,011.54||205,289.70|
|Improvment of Raikhali GC Ferry Ghat - Rajsthali HQ via Mitingachari Road by HBB (Ch: 4640 to 5810M); under Kaptai Upazila, District: Rangamati||Loan 2763||11 Jan 2017||Omar Faruque and Shalaha (JVC)||S S Khalad Road, Jalam Khan Askar Degher Par, Chittagong Bangladesh||Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad||Construction||373,671.28||370,563.24|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Feb 2018|