Bangladesh : Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 44212-023

ADB is supporting an integrated approach to urban development in eight coastal towns in Bangladesh. The project will assist in the design of the infrastructure improvement project. It will fund preparatory work, including physical surveys, feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs, preparation of bidding documents, and analysis of social and environmental safeguard implications.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Slangen, Ron H.
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project
Project Number 44212-023
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6001-BAN: Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project (Project Design Advance)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 493,171.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Water and other urban infrastructure and services


A PDA funded by $3.5 million equivalent from ADBs Special Funds resources will be provided to support the ensuing project. The proposed Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project takes an integrated approach to urban environmental improvement in vulnerable coastal towns in Bangladesh that suffer deficits in basic urban services and are severely at risk to climate change. The project will provide climate-resilient municipal infrastructure with investments in water supply, sanitation, drainage, urban roads and bridges, solid waste management, slum improvement, and transport facilities. The project will strengthen local governance and capacity for sustainable service delivery and urban planning as well as improve natural disaster preparedness. The Local Government Engineering Department, which has extensive experience in managing urban projects supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will be the executing agency.

The PDA will finance consultancy to undertake the following for the ensuing project: (i) conducting physical surveys; (ii) undertaking feasibility studies, including preliminary engineering design and cost estimates for subprojects; (iii) identifying and prioritizing subprojects; (iv) conducting technical assessments of subprojects; (v) undertaking detailed engineering designs, including specifications, drawings, and detailed cost estimates; (vi) preparing bidding documents; and (vii) analyzing the social and environmental safeguard implications of detailed designs and preparing necessary safeguard documentation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project design will target women and the poor. The project is consistent with ADBs Bangladesh country partnership strategy, 20112015, which aims to help vulnerable coastal areas adapt to climate change. The project cost is estimated at $120.4 million, of which $56.0 million will be financed with an Asian Development Fund loan and $40.4 million cofinanced by the Strategic Climate Fund ($10.4 million grant, $30.0 million loan). The government will finance the remaining $24.0 million equivalent. ADBs Country Operations Business Plan (20122014) lists a project design advance (PDA) for the Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project.
Impact The impact of the project will be improved health in coastal towns.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be improved access to more reliable and climate-resilient municipal services in coastal towns.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) improved municipal infrastructure with climate-resilient design;

(ii) strengthened local governance and capacity for sustainable service delivery and urban planning;

(iii) awareness-raising and behavioral-change programs implemented to improve adaptation to climate change, preparedness for disaster risk, water conservation, and hygiene; and

(iv) support for project management and administration. The project design will target women and the poor.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Recruitment of detailed design services consultants ongoing.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

The executing agency for the PDA will be the Local Government Engineering Department, who will implement the PDA in coordination with municipalities and/or city corporations. The PDA implementation period is from the signing of the PDA agreement to the refinancing date in June 2014. All procurement financed under the project will accord with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time), and consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A consulting firm with international and national experts will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection with a quality cost ratio of 80:20.

ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in the loan regulations and the bidding documents for the project. Loan proceeds will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's Loan Disbursement Handbook (2012, as amended from time to time) and arrangements agreed upon between the government and ADB. A project administration manual is available for the PDA and includes the terms of reference for consultants, implementation schedule, and other PDA implementation arrangements.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

To be recruited by the Local Government Engineering Department:

- Detailed Design Services package ($3.30 million)

Responsible ADB Officer Slangen, Ron H.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
Md. Wahidur Rahman
[email protected]
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Concept Clearance 05 Oct 2012
Fact Finding -
Approval 06 Aug 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

Loan 6001-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2012 29 Oct 2012 29 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014 19 Sep 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.49 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.49 06 Aug 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Aug 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project - Project Design Advance: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2012