Bangladesh: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project-Second Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 47243-006

The ongoing project is aligned with the following impact: connectivity between rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers in Bangladesh improved. The expected outcome is transport efficiency and related employment generated in target areas increased. The ongoing project has three outputs: (i) rural road conditions between selected rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers improved; (ii) capacity of rural infrastructure agency and road users in project areas enhanced; and (iii) rural road master planning enhanced.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nishimura, Masahiro
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Rural Connectivity Improvement Project-Second Additional Financing
Project Number 47243-006
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project-Second Additional Financing
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 190.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural market infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The ongoing project is aligned with the following impact: connectivity between rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers in Bangladesh improved. The expected outcome is transport efficiency and related employment generated in target areas increased. The ongoing project has three outputs: (i) rural road conditions between selected rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers improved; (ii) capacity of rural infrastructure agency and road users in project areas enhanced; and (iii) rural road master planning enhanced. The ongoing project will improve the condition of about 2,630 kilometers (km) of rural roads to all weather standards with climate resilience and safety features, of which 369 km of rural roads will be pilot-tested under a 5-year performance-based maintenance contract._The executing agency is the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) in the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MOLGRDC). A Dhaka-based Project Management Unit (PMU) within LGED supports project implementation, and there are five Project Implementation Units (PIUs) at division level, and they are coordinating the works of 34 districts across the country.

LGED and MOLGRDC requested ADB to consider a second additional financing of $150.00 million for upgrading a further 1,100 km of rural roads. The Bangladesh Rural Connectivity Improvement Project - Second Additional Financing (RCIP-AF2) is included in ADB's Indicative Country Pipeline and Monitoring Report (ICPM) 20222024 for Bangladesh as a 2023 firm project for $200.00 million.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The second additional financing will increase the overall project's scope by upgrading additional 1,100 km of rural roads under the same implementation arrangements as those of the ongoing project. The overall project scope is aligned with the government's priorities under the Eighth Five Year Plan, FY2020-FY2025_and ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Bangladesh, 2021-2025.
Impact

Connectivity between rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers in Bangladesh improved (Seventh Five Year Plan, FY2016FY2020)

Outcome

Transport efficiency and related employment generated in target areas increased

Outputs

Rural road conditions between selected rural communities, productive agricultural areas, and socioeconomic centers improved

Capacity of rural infrastructure agency and road users in project areas enhanced

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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 All consulting services will be carried out using the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement activities will be undertaken following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Nishimura, Masahiro
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Co-operatives
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jun 2022
Fact Finding 24 Oct 2022 to 31 Oct 2022
MRM 05 Dec 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Jun 2022

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