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Bangladesh: Irrigation Management Improvement Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45207-006 Status: Proposed

The impact and outcome of the overall project will remain unchanged. The impact will be sustainable high growth of agriculture in Bangladesh. The overall project will have the following outcome: increase productivity and sustainability of the MIP.

The outputs of the overall project will remain unchanged. These are: (i) performance-based irrigation management and agriculture support services established; (ii) irrigation system infrastructure rehabilitated and modernized; and (iii) project efficiently managed with effective institutional development. The additional financing will finance cost overruns experienced across outputs 1 and 2.

Project Details

Project Officer
L'Hostis, Marie South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Irrigation Management Improvement Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 45207-006
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Irrigation Management Improvement Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 13.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The impact and outcome of the overall project will remain unchanged. The impact will be sustainable high growth of agriculture in Bangladesh. The overall project will have the following outcome: increase productivity and sustainability of the MIP.

The outputs of the overall project will remain unchanged. These are: (i) performance-based irrigation management and agriculture support services established; (ii) irrigation system infrastructure rehabilitated and modernized; and (iii) project efficiently managed with effective institutional development. The additional financing will finance cost overruns experienced across outputs 1 and 2.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The primary sources of water in Bangladesh are local rainfall and transboundary inflows, derived mainly from the Brahmaputra, Ganges, and Meghna rivers. Bangladesh occupies only 8% of the total drainage area of these rivers but is located at their downstream end. The result is an abundant excess of surface water during the summer monsoon months and water shortfalls during the winter dry months. Despite being scarce, water is not well managed. Minimal attention is given to water use efficiency and equitable allocation. Many farmers rely on groundwater to supplement the limited and irregular surface water supplies. However, in many areas, the use of groundwater is significantly constrained by arsenic contamination and aquifer limitations. Consequently, the minimum flows required to meet total dry season demands are less than what is available from surface and groundwater.

Although agriculture's share of gross domestic product has declined, it is the primary economic sector in rural areas and provides more than 60% of rural employment. Irrigated agriculture productivity remains chronically low and is attributable to unreliable irrigation supply; inadequate agriculture extension services; and poor access to farm inputs, markets, and agricultural credit services. The lack of efficient and sustainable management, operations, and maintenance (MOM) continues to impact the productivity of large irrigation schemes. Other factors include inadequate government financing, lack of beneficiary empowerment and engagement in MOM, and limited capacity of public agencies resulting in weak service delivery.

Impact Sustained high growth of agriculture in Bangladesh
Outcome Increased productivity and sustainability of the MIP
Outputs

Performance-based irrigation management and agriculture support services established

Irrigation system infrastructure rehabilitated and modernized

Project efficiently managed with effective institutional development

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services None for the additional financing
Procurement

All procurement of goods, works, and consultants financed by the ADB loan and grant are carried out in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). All civil works packages and consultancy packages have been awarded. Some contract amendments are under preparation and will be included in the ongoing civil works and consulting contracts.

ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) was explained to and discussed with the government and BWDB. The specific policy requirements and supplementary measures are described in the PAM.

Responsible ADB Officer L'Hostis, Marie
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Oct 2020
Fact Finding 03 Nov 2020 to 10 Nov 2020
MRM 07 Jan 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Oct 2020

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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