Bangladesh : Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 44167-015

The multitranche financing facility (MFF) to the People's Republic of Bangladesh for the Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program was approved in 2014 to improve the livelihoods in the project area along the Jamuna, Padma, and Ganges rivers in central Bangladesh. It will reduce flood and riverbank erosion risks in priority erosion reaches through structural and nonstructural interventions, and institutional and knowledge-based strengthening. It will implement three subprojects comprising climate-resilient flood embankments protecting critical riparian productive areas in central Bangladesh and capacity building initiatives. It will extend successful riverbank protection technologies of the ADB-financed Jamuna-Meghna River Erosion Mitigation Project to other areas, with necessary improvements.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Drieu, Olivier
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number
44167-015
Country / Economy
  • Bangladesh
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0799-BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2
Source Amount
Government of the Netherlands US$ 17.89 million
Loan 4107-BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 157.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The multitranche financing facility (MFF) to the People's Republic of Bangladesh for the Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program was approved in 2014 to improve the livelihoods in the project area along the Jamuna, Padma, and Ganges rivers in central Bangladesh. It will reduce flood and riverbank erosion risks in priority erosion reaches through structural and nonstructural interventions, and institutional and knowledge-based strengthening. It will implement three subprojects comprising climate-resilient flood embankments protecting critical riparian productive areas in central Bangladesh and capacity building initiatives. It will extend successful riverbank protection technologies of the ADB-financed Jamuna-Meghna River Erosion Mitigation Project to other areas, with necessary improvements.

At the government's request the originally envisaged Tranches 2 and 3 of the MFF will be combined into a single and final tranche (Tranche 2). Tranche 2 will be a continuation of the works carried out under Tranche 1 and will build upon the achievements of Tranche 1.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Bangladesh is a densely populated country located mainly on a vast low-lying floodplain at the confluence of three main rivers, namely the Jamuna, the Padma (Ganges), and the Meghna. The country is highly prone to natural hazards and vulnerable to disasters due to its location, climate variability, high incidence of poverty, poor institutional capacity, inadequate financial resources, and weak integrated planning and maintenance of infrastructure. While overall national poverty incidence declined, rural poverty is still pervasive and the poor live mainly in rural areas. Their conditions are exacerbated by the highly dynamic river morphology and climate impacts, recurrent floods, and riverbank erosion. This discourages investment in riverine areas and results in lower economic growth that has prevented incomes from rising and perpetuated high poverty rates. The country's high population density has restricted people from leaving the most disaster-prone areas. In these areas, this investment program aims to tackle one of the critical development inhibitors of Bangladesh: recurrent flooding from the Jamuna-Padma-Ganges-Meghna river system, exacerbated by unpredictable riverbanks erosion.
Impact

Livelihood in the project area improved.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Flood and riverbank erosion risks in the subproject areas reduced.

Progress Toward Outcome
Project activities are ongoing.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Flood and riverbank erosion risk mitigation functioning at priority reaches improved

Institutional system for flood and riverbank erosion risk management strengthened

Program management systems operational

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

PCSS issued for goods packages G-02, G-03 and G-04.

Not yet started.

Project Management Unit established and operational.

Geographical Location
Chauhali, Enayetpur, Harirampur

Safeguard Categories

Environment
A
Involuntary Resettlement
A
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The works under Project 2 are a continuation of those under Project 1. The updated Environmental Impact Assessment, including an environmental management plan, was disclosed on ADB's website in May 2021. The environmental assessment and review framework was updated to describe the established grievance redress mechanism and incorporate minor changes and improvements in the design. A tranche report was also prepared and approved. The category A classification is triggered because without mitigation, direct impacts of Project 2 interventions on biodiversity habitat could be significant, long-lasting and cumulative. The main works are confined to the riverbanks, outside of any sensitive or protected areas.
Involuntary Resettlement
The riverbank protection and embankment will go through private cultivated land, commercial land, and pond areas, resulting in about (i) 68 ha of land acquisition; and (ii) physical and economical displacement of over 720 households, comprising about 3,900 persons, loss of land, 2,652 structures, and 14,000 trees (timber, medicinal, fruit-bearing) due to involuntary land acquisition. Extensive consultations with the affected persons (APs) were conducted during the Project 2 preparation ; project information and the resettlement framework were explained to them. The APs are direct beneficiaries of the protection works. Land acquisition and resettlement will take place in the three subproject areas: riverbank protection requires narrow strips of land in each area, and embankment construction in only subprojects Jamuna Right Bank-1 (JRB-1) and Jamuna Left Bank-2 (JLB-2) areas. The project follows a sector approach: a resettlement framework (RF) and one sample resettlement plan (RP) (Shahjadpur in JRB-1) have been prepared and disclosed, and three other RPs will be prepared accordingly. This approach was due to COVID-19 constraints to conduct a full census for the Shahjadpur RP, and the need for completion of riverbank stabilization works prior to land acquisition for the three remaining RPs. All four RPs will be finalized, and disclosed with ADB approval during project implementation, but prior to award of works contracts in these areas. The RPs will also consider measures to mitigate COVID-19-related risks, including effective methods of safe consultation and resettlement, and updated vulnerability assessments to address the real-time impacts of COVID-19 on APs lives, such as loss of livelihoods, access to services, and community health. BWDB has acquired capacity for mitigating social risks, will work with the support of an NGO and will engage an external monitoring expert.
Indigenous Peoples
As there are no tribes, minor races, ethnic sects, and communities in any subproject areas, Project 2 will have no impact on the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of tribes, minor races, ethnic sects, and communities, nor affect their ancestral domain.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The stakeholder communication strategy has been built into the design of the project, including the resettlement plans and the gender action plan, while no separate stakeholder communication strategy has been established. A key part of the project implementation strategy will be focusing on information sharing and consultation that will guide communications with stakeholders during project implementation. Such information sharing will help to build consensus and ensure continuous stakeholder support throughout the project implementation. The primary audiences for the communication strategy are local communities along the project rivers, the public (NGOs and development partners, key individual decision makers) and government and authorities (local upazila administration, institutions and ministries).
During Project Implementation
The communication activities will include door-to-door awareness campaigns, public meetings, publicity programs with educational institutes, etc. Stakeholder consultations were initiated during Project 2 preparation and Tranche 1, with affected households, local representatives and other stakeholders. Socio-economic surveys were also conducted before finalizing the designs. After finalizing the designs, the proposed interventions were explained at each proposed subproject site. This close communication with local stakeholders will be maintained during the implementation stage.Implementation delays may occur due to communicable diseases such as COVID-19, potentially resulting in time and cost overruns.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
All procurement of consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement
All procurement of goods, and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Drieu, Olivier
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Water Development Board

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
25 May 2021
Approval
06 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Jun 2022

Funding

Grant 0799-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Sep 2021 01 Mar 2022 18 Apr 2022 26 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 17.89
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 17.89
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 0.00 13.12 73%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 0.00 7.91 44%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Loan 4107-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Sep 2021 01 Mar 2022 18 Apr 2022 26 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 194.91
ADB 157.00
Counterpart 37.91
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 91.09 0.00 72%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 71.25 0.00 56%

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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
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2024
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Shahjadpur Flood Embankment Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2023
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2023
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program: Updated Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2021
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments May 2021
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Updated Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks May 2021
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Shahjadpur Flood Embankment Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2021
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2: Shahjadpur Flood Embankment Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2020
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Project 2: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
44167-015-BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program – Project 2 (G-05/2021-2022) Invitation for Bids Closed
Environmental Management and Risk Mitigation Programs Firm - Consulting Closed
Resettlement Solution through NGO Firm - Consulting Closed
Socio-economic study of the char people Firm - Consulting Closed
Community-based Flood Risk Management Firm - Consulting Closed
Selection of Individual Consultant: External monitoring of procurement activities (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Selection of Individual Consultant: External Monitoring of Financial Management (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Selection of Individual Consultant: External monitoring on environmental safeguards (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
External monitoring of social safeguards (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Resettlement solution through NGO Firm - Consulting Closed
Selection of Consulting Service for Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
44167-BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program – Project 2 [G-02/2020-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed
44167-BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program – Project 2 [G-03/2020-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed
44167-BAN: Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program – Project 2 [G-04/2020-2021] Invitation for Bids Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
C-02: Community-based flood risk management support Loan 4107 24 Apr 2024 Center for Natural Resource Studies | House 13 (4th to 6th Floor), Road 17, Block-D, Banani, Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 267,984.13 233,417.49
W-26: Additional Emergency Works Loan 4107 27 Mar 2024 Khokan Construction & Engineering Ltd. - Bhawal Engineers & Construction Ltd. JV | 40 Shehora Chamra Gudam, Mymensingh Sadat, Mymensingh 2200, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,082,735.55 1,878,402.82
G-11: Supply of geotextile bags for underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at downstream of Salimabad-3.00 km in Nagarpur Upazila (km - 9.880 to km - 12.880) Loan 4107 10 Jan 2024 B.J. Geo-Textile Ltd. | 16, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 4,047,818.41 3,761,123.17
G-10: Supply of geotextile bags for underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at upstream of Old Dhaleshwari offtake - 2.30 km Loan 4107 10 Jan 2024 Confidence Infrastructure Limited | 08, Panthapath, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka 1215 Bangladesh Water Development Board 3,251,554.10 3,021,255.96
Geotextile bag supply for Adaptation Works of FRERMIP Project- 2 Loan 4107 10 Jan 2024 B.J. Geo-Textile Ltd. | 16, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 3,837,649.58 3,568,556.06
G-12: Supply of geotextile bags for underwater Riverbank protection with geotextile bags at downstream of Salimabad- 3.00 km (in between km -12.880 to km -15.800, including 500 meter end termination) Loan 4107 21 Dec 2023 Confidence Infrastructure Limited | Unique Trade Center, Level 7, 08 Panthapath, Kawranbazar, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,312,283.18 2,151,787.48
W-07: Adaptation Works for riverbank protection with geotextile bags of FRERMIP Project-2 Loan 4107 21 Dec 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka 1219, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,516,279.05 2,266,087.74
G-09: Supply of Geotextile bags for underwater Riverbank protection at upstream Enayetpur (Belkuchi) - 3.00 km (km 1.30 to km 4.30) Loan 4107 31 Dec 2023 Nahee Geo Textile Industries Ltd. | House No. 26, Road No. 03, Block-I, Banani, Dhaka 1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,678,072.96 2,492,642.43
W-21: Underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at u/s Enayetpur (Belkuchi)- 3.00 km (km 1.30 to km 4.30) Loan 4107 21 Dec 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka 1219, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 1,544,255.02 1,390,711.16
W-22: Underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at upstream of Old Dhaleshwari offtake - 2.30 km Loan 4107 21 Dec 2023 Techbay-KSA JV | 1016, Vatara, Natunbazar, Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh Water Development Board 1,603,173.88 1,443,771.77
W-24: Underwater Riverbank Protection with geotextile bags at d/s of Salimabad- 3.00 km (in between km -12.880 to km -15.800, including 500 meter end termination) Loan 4107 19 Dec 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka 1219, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 1,849,101.81 1,668,968.79
W-23: Underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at downstream of Salimabad-3.00 km in Nagarpur Upazila (km - 9.880 to km -12.880) Loan 4107 21 Dec 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka 1219, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 1,877,661.17 1,690,967.04
G-13: Underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at downstream of Maluchi- 1.00 km (km 4.9 to km 5.9) Loan 4107 27 Dec 2023 RM GEOTEX LIMITED | Shibrampur, Faridpur Sadar, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 1,912,909.26 1,780,458.88
W-09: Emergency Works Loan 4107 28 May 2023 KSA-TTSL Joint Venture | Akram Tower (4th Floor), Room No. 504, 199 Shahid Sayed Nazrul Islam Sawrani, Bijoynagar, Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,170,947.34 1,968,415.89
W-06: Adaptation works for riverbank protection with geotextile bags of completed wokrs under JMREMP and FRERMIP Tranche-1 Project Loan 4107 28 May 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka-1219 Bangladesh Water Development Board 3,312,538.60 3,003,506.13
W-02: Enayetpur underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags (7 km) Loan 4107 09 Mar 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka-1219, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 3,005,758.81 2,651,871.27
W-03: Upstream Chauhali underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags (7.5 km) Loan 4107 09 Mar 2023 KCEL-BECL JV | 40, Shehora Chamragudam, Mymensingh Town, Police Station-Kotwali, District-Mymensingh-2200, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 3,438,325.37 3,033,508.95
W-05: Underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags at Harirampur Extension (4 km) Loan 4107 09 Mar 2023 JV M/S MD JAMIL IQBAL-SK. EMDADUL HAQUE AL MAMUN | Rozina Cottage, South Barogacha, Natore Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,104,376.36 1,856,614.44
W-01: Benotia underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags (3.50 km) Loan 4107 09 Mar 2023 Golam Rabbani Construction Ltd. | 58, East Hazipara, Rampura, Dhaka-1219, Bangladesh Bangladesh Water Development Board 2,008,440.36 1,771,973.61
Upstream Chauhali underwater riverbank protection with geotextile bags (8 km) including 1 km of dredging on the underwater slope Loan 4107 10 Feb 2023 MBEL-BECL JV | 40 Shehora Chamra Godam, Mymensingh Sadar, Mymensingh-2200 Bangladesh Water Development Board 5,896,733.37 5,267,437.24
C-05: River Survey (including bathymetric, ADCP and float tracking) and Multibeam Echosounder Survey Loan 4107 16 Dec 2022 Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) | House #6, Road #3C, Block #H, Sector #15, Uttara, Dhaka-1230 Bangladesh Water Development Board 1,389,225.64 572,846.33
Supply of Geotextile bags for Riverbank Protection Work on the Left Bank of Jamuna River from km 7.00 to 22.500 (Upstream Chauhali) Loan 4107 08 Nov 2022 CIL - HONGXIANG JV | Unique Trade Center, Level 7, 8 Panthapath, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka 1215 Bangladesh Water Development Board 17,169,684.77 15,967,806.84
Institutional Strengthening and Project Management Consulting Services Loan 4107 30 Aug 2022 NHC-EMM Joint Venture | 30 Gostick Place, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7M 3G3 Bangladesh Water Development Board 14,840,370.40 1,335,532.16
Institutional Strengthening and Project Management Consulting Services Grant 0799 21 Aug 2022 NHC-EMM Joint Venture | 30 Gostick Place, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7M 3G3 Bangladesh Water Development Board 11,574,611.38
Supply of geotextile bags for riverbank protection work on the left bank of Jamuna Padma river from km 0.00 to 4.00 (Harirumpur Extension) Loan 4107 24 Jun 2022 Nahee Geo Textile Industries Ltd. | House No. 26, Road No. 03, Block-I, Banani, Dhaka-1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 5,186,479.38 4,823,425.82
Supply of geotextile bags for adaptation works of completed works under JMREMP and FRERMIP Tranche-1 Loan 4107 24 Jun 2022 DIRD FELT Limited | Plot No. 33-37, Milk Vita Road, Section-07, Mirpur, Dhaka Bangladesh Water Development Board 6,703,275.49 6,233,627.69
Supply of Geotextile bags for riverbank protection work on the right bank of Jamuna River at Enayetpur from km 0.00 to 7.00 and at Benotia from km 0.00 to 3.50 Loan 4107 24 Jun 2022 SKAPS INDIA - NAHEE JV | House No. 26, Road No. 03, Block-I, Banani, Dhaka-1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 11,411,560.47 10,612,751.24
Supply of Geotextile bags for riverbank protection work on the right bank of Jamuna River at Enayetpur from km 0.00 to 7.00 and at Benotia from km 0.00 to 3.50 Loan 4107 24 Jun 2022 SKAPS INDIA - NAHEE JV | House No. 26, Road No. 03, Block-I, Banani, Dhaka-1213 Bangladesh Water Development Board 11,411,560.47 10,612,751.24

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2022