The TA is designed to achieve the intended outcome through advisory support, on-the-job training, and knowledge transfer to RHD and BRTA staff by a team of experts with international and national qualifications, and through specific, time-bound, and measurable outputs, including (i) road safety diagnosis, (ii) road safety programs on selected high-risk corridors, (iii) strengthening of the road safety management capacity of RHD and BRTA, (iv) development of road safety policies and business procedures to incorporate road safety into the lifecycle of roads, (v) sustainable funding arrangements for road safety, (vi) nationwide road safety improvement programs, and (vii) a draft DMF for a subsequent standalone road safety investment project.
|Project Name||Road Safety Improvement Programs|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA is designed to achieve the intended outcome through advisory support, on-the-job training, and knowledge transfer to RHD and BRTA staff by a team of experts with international and national qualifications, and through specific, time-bound, and measurable outputs, including (i) road safety diagnosis, (ii) road safety programs on selected high-risk corridors, (iii) strengthening of the road safety management capacity of RHD and BRTA, (iv) development of road safety policies and business procedures to incorporate road safety into the lifecycle of roads, (v) sustainable funding arrangements for road safety, (vi) nationwide road safety improvement programs, and (vii) a draft DMF for a subsequent standalone road safety investment project.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The situation in Bangladesh with respect to road safety is alarming. According to official statistics, road accidents kill an average of about 4,000 people and injure about 5,000 every year. Other figures are even higher: estimates that account for underreporting suggest actual fatalities could be 10,000 12,000 per year, while the World Health Organization estimates that the actual number may be around 20,000. It is estimated that the annual national loss related to road casualties is about Tk50 billion (about $715 million), which is nearly 2% of the country's gross domestic product. Based on the official statistics, the fatality rate for Bangladesh is around 70, which is 35 times higher than that in the United States (2.0) and 50 times higher than that in the United Kingdom (1.4). The fatality index is around 60%, the highest among developing countries. With the number of motor vehicles growing at 8% per annum, there is a serious risk that road casualties will increase unless drastic measures are taken.
The long-term impact of the TA will be sustainable and cost-effective improvement of road safety in the country. The immediate outcome will be the preparation for design and implementation of the most urgent and cost-effective road safety programs.
|Impact||Sustainable and cost effective improvement of road safety in the country|
|Description of Outcome||The most urgent and cost-effective road safety programs adopted as an integral part of the road safety policy of the Government|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Two major assignments under this TA is successfully completed. Final report of these two had been received and reviewed. Workshops were arranged to disseminate the findings among various stakeholders including government and civil societies. Moreover, five small assignment were included under this TA to further verify the reports and dissemination of reports.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Road safety diagnosis completed
2. Road safety programs on selected high risk corridors prepared
3. Road safety management capacity strengthened
4. Road safety policies and developed business procedures incorporated into the lifecycle of roads
5. Sustainable funding arrangements for road safety identified
6. Nationwide road safety improvement programs identified and prepared for further design and implementation
7. Draft DMF for subsequent standalone road safety project prepared
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All output are satisfactorily achieved.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Workshops were arranged and final reports were presented. Open discussions were held with NGO and civil societies in presence of Government officials.|
|During Project Implementation||ADB fielded a fact-finding mission in February 2011, and reached agreement with the government on all aspects of the proposed TA including impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, financing arrangements, and terms of reference. The concept paper was approved by director general of ADB s South Asia Department on 16 March 2011|
Two firms will be engaged:
(i) Firm to conduct all TA tasks except for iRAP assessment: to be engaged using QCBS, $500,000 in ADB financing. International experts will include Road Safety Expert cum Team Leader (6 man months), Road Safety Engineer/Auditor (4 man months). National experts will include Highway Design Engineer cum Deputy Team Leader (6 man months) and Road Safety Expert/Analyst (6 man months). Key deliverables will include Inception Report, Draft Final Report and Final Report along with additional reports on Road Safety Diagnosis and Recommendations; Strengthening Road Safety Management Capacity of RHD; Road Safety Policies and Business Procedures; Road Safety Funding; Road Safety Programs on Selected High Risk Corridors; and on Nationwide Road Safety Improvement Programs.
(ii) iRAP (not-for-profit organization) to conduct iRAP assessment (of around 1000 km of roads): to be engaged using SSS, $100,000 in ADB financing. This component requires an expertise and technology of iRAP which is unique in the market. iRAP has already conducted an assessment on around 300 km in Bangladesh previously and gained necessary experience specific to the country. International experts will include Team Leader (1.2 man months), inspection data coder/rater (0.5 man month) and quality assurance officer (0.3 man month). National experts will include Inspection vehicle specialist (1 man month) and analyst (1 man month). Key deliverable will be Report on Safer Roads Investment Plans for subject roads.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Islam, Mohammad Nazrul|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
The Roads and Highways Department
|Concept Clearance||16 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||22 Feb 2011 to 28 Feb 2011|
|Approval||15 Jul 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Jul 2011||27 Dec 2011||27 Dec 2011||30 Jun 2012||30 Jun 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||150,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||15 Jul 2011||563,164.04|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Safety Improvement Programs: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2015|
|Road Safety Improvement Programs - Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2013|
|Bangladesh: How Safe Are Our Roads?||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2013|
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