Bangladesh: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42248-013 Status: Active

Summary

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.

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Project Name Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project
Project Number 42248-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2763-BAN: Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 55.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change 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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Increased income-generating opportunities for men and women in subproject areas
Progress Toward Outcome For the purpose of increasing the income-generating opportunities for men and women in subproject areas, Micro-agribusiness Development (MAD) component has been introduced as a project output. A MAD specialist under PIC has been on board since 21 May 2014. MAD-NGO has been selected and contract has been signed on 6 March 2016. Till now 78 nos. of training on vegetables, pond fisheries, medicinal plants & new orchard were held. The work is still ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Institutional Development and Capacity Building

Rural Roads

Community Infrastructure

Micro Agribusiness Development

Project Management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

For the purpose of institutional development and capacity building, an annual work plan has been endorsed by CHTRC. Three revenue posts for assistant engineer (HDC) have been created and they have been appointed but not yet transferred to Government revenue budget. CHTRC has already initiated process. One project management office (PMO) and 3 district project management offices (DPMO) were established where the project officials have regular support from project implementation consultants (PICs). For the purpose of proper monitoring, a safeguards and quality monitoring cell (SQMC) has been established which is independent of PIC and PMOs.

25 workshops, 289 trainings and 3 study tours have been carried out for capacity building. Each NGO joint venture or association of implementation team includes 50% women.

For the up gradation of 105 km union road and 61 km of upazila roads (sub district) to agreed quality, 43 civil works contracts are ongoing under the supervision of Local Government Engineering Department. Works in 59.35km feeder roads/paths completed among which 18km in Rangamati, 26.80 km in Bandarban & 14.55 km in Khagrachari. As of 31 December 20 16, about 2476 meters of ancillary structures have been constructed. Extension of three functional buildings of LGED executive engineers are in progress. The progresses of three functional buildings of LGED are as follows: Rangamati 100%, Khagrachari 100%, and Bandarban 100% completed as per original contract.

For the improvement of Community Infrastructures, interventions completed in 248 villages among which 112 in Rangamati, 63 in Bandarban and 73 in Khagrachari. Small-scale infrastructure works are ongoing in 56 sites of which 20 in Rangamati, 19 in Khagrachari and 17 in Bandarban as approved by ADB. Total 7,085 work days have been created by using LCS principle of which 3,640 in Rangamati, 1,395 in Khagrachari & 2,050 in Bandarban. 3,391 work days have been created for women to maintain the gender balance. 4,464 hectors have been covered by irrigation of the total command area. An area of 1,728.3 Ha has already been selected for six sites but watershed activities are being implemented in 55 Ha. 6 market buildings were constructed of which 4 in Rangamati & 2 in Khagrachari and 50% selling space has already been allocated for women.

Micro-agribusiness Development (MAD) component has been introduced as a project output. A MAD specialist under PIC has been on board since 21 May 2014. MAD-NGO has been selected and contract has been signed on 6 March 2016. Till now 78 nos. of training on vegetables, pond fisheries, medicinal plants & new orchard were held. The work is still ongoing. Inception report has been submitted on 30 June 2016. Establishment of common interest groups and commencement of nursery establishment are in progress. After establishing common interest group, the market linkage process will start.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A

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 implemet 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.

Business Opportunities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Alam, Md. Shahidul
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad
Building No. 4 (6th floor)
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh

Timetable

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 13 Mar 2017

Loan 2763-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jul 2011 02 Oct 2011 13 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2019 - -
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 31.44 0.00 66%
Counterpart 15.81 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Jul 2011 18.87 0.00 40%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-July 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Indigenous Peoples Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2016
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2016
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Indigenous Peoples Monitoring Report (July - November 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July - November 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental and Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Second Semi-Annual Social Monitoring Report (July - December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Semiannual Indigenous Peoples and Involuntary Resettlement Safeguards Monitoring Report (January 2013-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environment and Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
CHTRDP II - Sidhukchari Union H/Q-Dullha Tali GC via Chailya Tali Road (Khagrachari District): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
CHTRDP II - Panchari GC to Baibhonchara GC Road via Shantipur Aranya Kutir Road (Khagrachari District): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2014
CHTRDP II - Betbunia Chairy Bazar-Laxmichari Road via Barmachari (Rangamati District): Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Semi-Annual Social Monitoring Report (January 2013 - June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Safeguards Quality Monitoring Report (April 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Safeguards Quality Monitoring Report (April 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2013
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Sapchari Para Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Sapchari Para Resettlement Plans Apr 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan (as of Board approval) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Sapchari Para Resettlement Plans Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Six Sample Subprojects (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Feb 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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