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Bangladesh: Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program (PDA)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47243-003 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Olivier Drieu South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program (PDA)
Project Number 47243-003
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6007-BAN: Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program (PDA)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program (RIMP) will focus on improving rural road rehabilitation and maintenance in selected districts of Bangladesh. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will contribute to a $1.2 billion rural road and bridge maintenance policy, and the Government of Bangladesh has requested project design advance (PDA) in the form of a loan to support preparatory activities for the RIMP.

There has been significant improvement in rural infrastructure in Bangladesh since the 1990s, however, rural connectivity remains weak which impedes physical and economic access. For example, only 40% of the rural population has access to all-weather roads, and around 33% of upazila and union roads and 84% of village roads remain unpaved. Improved economic growth has resulted in a rapid increase in road-based cargo transport in rural areas, which has aggravated poor rural road conditions. Over 40% of the rural road network is in poor condition and needs to be rehabilitated. Rehabilitation and maintenance budgets are insufficient, covering only 35% of needs, which has destabilized rural road networks. Weak construction and maintenance skills, overloading of vehicles, and extreme climate events have contributed to a significant rehabilitation and maintenance backlog. The rural road network, even under present climatic conditions, is seriously damaged during flooding and intense rainfall events.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The RIMP is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011- 2015 for Bangladesh, which emphasizes high-impact results, integrating climate change considerations into sector interventions, and climate-proofing infrastructure. The PDA is also included in the country operations business plan for 2016 -2018.

The RIMP is also consistent with the government's strategic agenda. The Seventh Five-Year Plan for FY2016- FY2020 of the Government of Bangladesh emphasizes developing infrastructure, and especially improving the connectivity between lagging and better-off regions. The thrust is on removing infrastructure constraints and vulnerabilities to climate change in poor regions. The RIMP will contribute to the investment program contained in the 2013 rural road and bridge maintenance policy, which has the goal of keeping all rural roads accessible year-round in a sustainable manner. The main thrusts of this policy are: (i) reducing the backlog in road maintenance, (ii) rehabilitating the roads to climate-resilient standard, (iii) improving maintenance skills and institutional capacity, (iv) establishing a comprehensive and reliable inventory of roads, bridges and culverts, (v) establishing a linkage between the inventory and geographical information system spatial database, and (vi) upgrading road and bridge maintenance standards.

Impact Connectivity between lagging and better-off regions improved (Sixth Five-Year Plan, 2011-2015)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Mobility of rural residents increased
Progress Toward Outcome The PDA consultant assisted with project proposal preparations for ADB loan processing including financial, economic, and socioeconomic analyses, and environmental and social safeguard requirements. The ensuing project loan will contribute to the outcome statement.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Rural road infrastructure rehabilitated and maintained

2. Institutional arrangement for road maintenance strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The PDA consultant advisory group assisted with project proposal preparations for ADB loan processing including financial, economic, and socioeconomic analyses, and environmental and social safeguard requirements. The ensuing project loan will contribute to the project outputs.
Geographical Location B-baria City, Chandpur, Chittagong, Comilla, Coxs Bazar, Faridpur, Feni, Gopalganj, Laksmipur, Madaripur, Noakhali, Rajbari, Shariatpur District
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The initial environment categorization of the ensuing project in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) is Category B. The PDA will not finance land acquisition, resettlement, or civil works. The PDA's safeguards consultants will confirm this classification. The PDA will undertake an assessment of the country's program safeguard system for managing environmental, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous people's impacts and risks; and prepare a safeguard systems assessment report with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders. The RIMP safeguard systems assessment will be prepared by focusing on ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) principles that are likely to apply to the program; assessing applicable and relevant laws, regulations, rules, and procedures; and identifying the gaps and providing measures for managing and mitigating the environmental and social safeguards impacts of the project. The PDA will also undertake and prepare environmental and social safeguard assessments for the RIMP.
Involuntary Resettlement The initial resettlement categorization of the ensuing project in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) is Category B. The PDA will not finance land acquisition, resettlement, or civil works. The PDA's safeguards consultants will confirm this classification. The PDA will undertake an assessment of the country's program safeguard system for managing environmental, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous people's impacts and risks; and prepare a safeguard systems assessment report with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders. The RIMP safeguard systems assessment will be prepared by focusing on ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) principles that are likely to apply to the program; assessing applicable and relevant laws, regulations, rules, and procedures; and identifying the gaps and providing measures for managing and mitigating the environmental and social safeguards impacts of the project. The PDA will also undertake and prepare environmental and social safeguard assessments for the RIMP.
Indigenous Peoples The initial indigenous peoples categorization of the ensuing project in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) is Category B. The PDA will not finance land acquisition, resettlement, or civil works. The PDA's safeguards consultants will confirm this classifications. The PDA will undertake an assessment of the country's program safeguard system for managing environmental, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous people's impacts and risks; and prepare a safeguard systems assessment report with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders. The RIMP safeguard systems assessment will be prepared by focusing on ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) principles that are likely to apply to the program; assessing applicable and relevant laws, regulations, rules, and procedures; and identifying the gaps and providing measures for managing and mitigating the environmental and social safeguards impacts of the project. The PDA will also undertake and prepare environmental and social safeguard assessments for the RIMP.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The program will improve the maintenance of the rural roads to climate-resilient specifications with a focus on results. The impact will be connectivity between lagging and better-off regions improved. The outcome will be mobility of rural residents increased. The key outputs are (i) rural road infrastructure rehabilitated and maintained; and (ii) institutional arrangement for road maintenance strengthened.
During Project Implementation The implementation arrangements are described in detail in the PDA project administration manual.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An estimated 131 person-months (41 international, 90 national) of consulting services are required to (i) facilitate PDA project management and implementation, and (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency. A consulting firm will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality:cost ratio of 90:10.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Olivier Drieu
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
[email protected]
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Jun 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Sep 2018

Loan 6007-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Jun 2016 11 Jul 2016 11 Jul 2016 01 Mar 2018 01 Feb 2019 13 Feb 2019
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.54 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.00 07 Jun 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.54 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Jun 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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