Bangladesh : Dhaka Water Supply Network Improvement Project
The proposed project aims to improve the water supply system in the country's capital, Dhaka, by making it more reliable, sustainable, and climate-resilient. It will consolidate and enhance the gains made in the efficiency of the water distribution network achieved under two ongoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects, and improve the service delivery and the capacity of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA).
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|Project Name||Dhaka Water Supply Network Improvement Project|
|Country / Economy||Bangladesh
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed project aims to improve the water supply system in the country's capital, Dhaka, by making it more reliable, sustainable, and climate-resilient. It will consolidate and enhance the gains made in the efficiency of the water distribution network achieved under two ongoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects, and improve the service delivery and the capacity of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Enhancing efficiency gains. The development of urban infrastructure has not kept pace with rapid urbanization in Bangladesh. Providing sufficient drinking water to meet growing demand in Dhaka has been particularly challenging due to the city's average annual population growth rate of 3.6% since 2005, which has far exceeded the 1.1% national average. The two ongoing ADB projects have improved the distribution networks in 7 of the DWASAs 10 zones by establishing district metered areas (DMAs) and working to reduce the ratio of nonrevenue water in the system in each DMA. Unlike before, the piped water supply in the DMAs commissioned so far is now available 24 hours a day. Physical water losses from these systems have been cut from 40% to less than 15%. Good quality potable water from system taps is now assured. The projects have also added 9,500 water connections.
However, DWASA still has challenges. It needs to expand efficiency gains throughout its service area. It must reduce overall physical losses and the estimated 26% overall nonrevenue water ratio in its system operations.
Increasing climate change resilience. Climate change is likely to exacerbate the threats to Dhaka's already vulnerable water security. The decline in water availability due to altered precipitation patterns and increased evapotranspiration caused by higher temperatures, and the rising incidence of water pollution from flooding are major climate risks. The use of the DMA-based approach reduces the city's vulnerability to water shortages by making more water available through efficient water management systems. DWASA also needs to adapt to future climate change effects by enhancing its institutional abilities in the sustainable operation and maintenance (O&M) of DMA systems. In addition, it must be able to monitor water quality to detect and mitigate water pollution and salinization. A public program to make the public aware of the need to conserve water will be necessary to prepare the city to withstand adverse climate events. Improving access to piped water in LICs will increase the resilience of the poor in the face of climate change and the risk of natural disasters.
Sustainable management of district metered areas. Managing DMAs professionally and sustaining the newly achieved low levels of nonrevenue water ratios are both critical to keeping DWASAs operations sustainable. DWASAs capacity to carry out O&M in the DMAs must be improved, since a growing number of DMAs will be commissioned and handed over by contractors to DWASA operational staff under the ongoing projects. DWASA needs to institutionalize the DMA-based approach by updating operating procedures, training and orienting operations staff in DMA management, and developing a comprehensive DMA management plan. The project will help DWASA make the necessary institutional transformation into a highly efficient and financially sound water utility.
(i) safe drinking water made available for all urban populations (Seventh Five-Year Plan, 2016-2020); and (ii) adaptive capacity of water sector enhanced for reducing climate change vulnerability (National Strategy for Water Supply and Sanitation).
|Description of Outcome||
Sustainable provision of a more reliable, improved, and climate-resilient supply of water ensured in Dhaka City
|Progress Toward Outcome||About 5% progress has been achieved in preparation of five-year corporate business plan during Q3, 2022. A further 27 consultation sessions have been conducted and 1 CBO has been formed during Q3, 2022.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Distribution network strengthened.
Sustainable managerial capacity of DMA enhanced.
Capacity for quality service delivery enhanced.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Ongoing. Only measurable at completion. Achieved. All remaining works of DWSSDP completed. Ongoing (approximately 87% work has been completed). SNRWRP delayed due to late project implementation and to be implemented in 2022 (to be performed by CBS Consultants). Ongoing. Till date, 609 DWASA staffs have been trained for DMA management (achievement of target to be performed by CBS Consultants by 2022). Ongoing. SOP to be upgraded and implemented in 2022 by CBS Consultants. Ongoing. SCADA system to be implemented in all DMAs and Smart Meter to be implemented in three model DMAs. Ongoing (approximately 85% work has been completed in preparation of sustainable non-revenue water reduction plan), 5 sub-plans have been prepared, and remaining 2 sub-plans are under preparation, to be upgraded and implemented in 2022 by CBS Consultants. Ongoing. Awareness campaign program to be done in 7 zones by 2022. 1,813 consultation sessions (355 Public consultations, 686 FGDs and 772 Tea stall meetings) have been conducted till date. Ongoing. 9 CBOs are already formed, 26 are yet to be formed. CBS Consultants to upgrade and implement water quality monitoring system by 2022. Nil. Staff training to be performed by CBS Consultants for operationalizing DWASA laboratory. Ongoing. Gender action plan to be fully implemented by 2022.Ongoing. Finalization of bidding documents for two future investment projects to be completed by 2022.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Environment safeguard assessment was carried out in accordance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) and government requirements. No significant environmental impacts are anticipated. All the visited project sites are located outside sensitive areas and any impacts during construction and operation can be avoided and/or mitigated through proper design and good high-quality construction and operations and maintenance practices. About 19 initial environmental examinations with environmental management plans and nine semi-annual environmental monitoring reports have already been prepared and disclosed on DWASA and ADB websites.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Safeguard assessment of involuntary resettlement was carried out in accordance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) and government requirements. All affected people are informal land users using government's land or right-of-way to run their business or live. No private land acquisition will be required. Most of the impacts will be temporary during the construction, while one household needs relocation. About 20 resettlement plans were prepared in consultation with the displaced peoples to mitigate the involuntary resettlement impacts. The 20 resettlement plans and eight semi-annual social safeguards monitoring reports have been disclosed on DWASA and ADB websites.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Indigenous Peoples safeguard assessment was carried out in accordance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) and government requirements. No communities of indigenous people were identified in the project sites.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The project is designed to improve access to water supply for the low-income communities and ensure participation of the poor and women in consultation, planning for resettlement work, site selection of community connection points, community awareness raising, hygiene education, and formation of community-based organization (CBOs). A gender action plan is planned to be prepared.|
|During Project Implementation||Two nongovernment organizations and three consulting firms have been engaged in assisting the smooth implementation of resettlement plans and the gender action plan, providing training, disseminating information, and raising awareness to strengthen the participation of the public including the poor and women.|
|Consulting Services||Consulting firms and nongovernmental organizations will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The packages will be (i) Design, Management, and Supervision (DMS) consultant; (ii) Capacity Building for Sustainability (CBS) consultant, (iii) Project Development Facility (PDF) consultant; (iv) Nongovernment organization for Demand Management and Public Awareness Campaign; and (v) Nongovernment organization for Resettlement.|
|Procurement||All procurement to be financed under the project will be carried out in accordance with ADBs Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). The major packages will consist of five packages of rehabilitation of distribution network for non-revenue water reduction in (i) zone-9; (ii) zone-2; (iii) zone-1; (iv) zone-3, 4, and 10; and (v) zone 7).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
|Concept Clearance||04 Jan 2016|
|Fact Finding||10 Jan 2016 to 21 Jan 2016|
|MRM||06 Apr 2016|
|Approval||24 Jun 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Dec 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Jun 2016||17 Jul 2016||22 Nov 2016||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||408.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||275.00||12 Feb 2023||213.64||0.00||78%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||12 Feb 2023||113.54||0.00||41%|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Supply of HDPE Pipes & Fittings (Lot 1)||Loan 3397||10 Oct 2022||RFL Plastics Ltd. | GA-105/1, Middle Badda, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||2,390,089.56||2,288,219.33|
|Supply of HDPE Pipes & Fittings (Lot 2)||Loan 3397||10 Oct 2022||RFL Plastics Ltd. | GA-105/1, Middle Badda, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||4,428,032.53||4,239,301.23|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Network for NRW Reduction (Remaining DMAs of ICB-02.11)||Loan 3397||31 Oct 2022||Purbachal Drillers Ltd. (PDL) JV Associate Engineers and Drillers Limited (AEDL) | 232-234, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,504,239.00||1,151,588.00|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Network for NRW Reduction (Remaining DMAs of ICB-02.11)||Loan 3397||31 Oct 2022||RFL Plastics Ltd. | GA-105/1, Middle Badda, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||2,303,462.89||1,742,875.74|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Network for NRW Reduction (Remaining DMAs of ICB-02.11) with O&M Support||Loan 3397||04 Sep 2022||RFL Plastics Ltd. | GA-105, Middle Badda, Dhaka 1212||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||2,101,272.43||1,468,763.63|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Network for NRW Reduction (Remaining DMAs of ICB-02.11) with O&M Support||Loan 3397||03 Sep 2022||RFL Plastics Ltd. | GA-105, Middle Badda, Dhaka 1212||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||2,122,574.49||1,483,653.51|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Network for NRW reduction (Partially Completed DMAs under ICB-02.11) for 22 Km with O&M Support||Loan 3397||07 Jul 2022||The Civil Engineers Limited | Civil Engineers Bhaban, Level-06, 69, Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka-1212||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,891,532.14||1,386,839.47|
|Supply and Installation of Electromagnetic Flow Meter||Loan 3397||29 Jul 2022||EUROMAG INTERNATIONAL S.r.l | Via Della Tecnica, 201 35035, Mestrino (Padova), Italia||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,701,249.73||1,612,031.51|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Network for NRW Reduction (Remaining DMAs of ICB-02.11) with O&M Support (95 km)||Loan 3397||24 Jul 2022||RFL Plastics Ltd. | GA-105, Middle Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||2,407,505.49||1,778,319.54|
|Supply & Installation of Butterfly Valve with Pneumatic Actuator for Saidabad Water Treatment Plant||Loan 3397||29 Jul 2022||Sigma Engineers Ltd. | House-24, Road-18, Sector-3, Uttara, Dhaka-1230||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,953,964.35||1,851,493.08|
|Supply of Induction Type Pump Motor for Saidabad Water Treatment Plant||Loan 3397||29 Jul 2022||Sigma Engineers Ltd. | House-24, Road-18, Sector-3, Uttara, Dhaka-1230||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,956,943.95||1,854,316.43|
|Supply & Installation of e-PRV for Savar-Keraniganj Well Field Plant under DWSNIP, DWASA||Loan 3397||01 Jun 2022||System Engineering Ltd. | House # 7/1, Road # 02, Block-A, Sonargaon Janapath, Diabari, Dhaka-1230.||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,905,471.87||1,706,209.76|
|REHABILITATION OF DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR NRW RED UCTION (INCL.PROCUREMENT OF PLANT AND CONSTRUCTION OF DTW PUMP STATIONS) WITH O&M SUPPORT (163.95 K||Loan 3397||27 Nov 2020||LUDWIG PFEIFFER HOCH- UND TIEFBAU GMBH & CO. | LILIENTHALSTRASSE 33, 34123 KASSEL, GERM ANY GERMANY||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||14,447,473.00||14,447,473.00|
|REHABILITATION OF DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR NRW RED UCTION WITH O&M SUPPORT (341.58 KM)||Loan 3397||14 Aug 2020||CCSEB-RPL (JV) | CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||45,114,474.10||33,628,996.40|
|REHAB. OF DIST. NETWORK FOR NRW REDUCTION (INCL. PROCUREMENT OF PLANT & CONST. OF DTW PSS) W/ O&M SU PPORT (249 KM) (ICB-02.9 MODS ZONE/2017)||Loan 3397||04 Dec 2018||CHINA FIRST METALLURGICAL GRP.CO.LTD.(CFMCC) | #36 BLK., QINGSHAN DIST.,CFMCC BLDG.,#3 GONGYE (LND?L) AVE.,QINGSHAN DIST.,WUHAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.O||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||24,087,429.33||19,966,462.85|
|SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING & MAINTENANCE OF GAS CHLORINATION WITH SCADA SYSTEM LOT 2||Loan 3397||19 Jun 2019||SHAJEDA & CO. AND CFMCC JV | 16 KAWRAN BAZAR, 2F AMBAR SHAH SHAHI MASJID MARKET, DHAKA-1215 BANGLADESH||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||2,089,468.39||1,986,992.42|
|SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING & MAINTENANCE OF GAS CHLORINATION WITH SCADA SYSTEM-LOT 1||Loan 3397||19 Jun 2019||BROTHERS ENGINEERS & SIGMA ELECTRICAL ENG JV | 140/141 SHANTINAGAR, AL-AMIN TOWER 3, RM 303, 2F, DHAKA 1217 BANGLADESH||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||1,938,371.47||1,843,305.91|
|NGO FOR DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN (DWSNIP/NGO-A/03.4)||Loan 3397||04 Dec 2018||SAMAHAR | HSE #817, RD. # 04, BAITUL AMAN HOUSING SOCIETY, ADABOR, DHAKA-1207 BANGLADESH||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||807,966.12||606,528.81|
|NGO FOR RESETTLEMENT (DWSNIP/NGO-R/03.2)||Loan 3397||04 Dec 2018||SAMAHAR | HSE #817, RD. # 04, BAITUL AMAN HOUSING SOCIETY, ADABOR, DHAKA-1207 BANGLADESH||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||626,027.74||469,950.22|
|PROJECT DEVELOPMENT FACILITY CONSULTANT (DWSNIP/PD F/03.5)||Loan 3397||01 Mar 2019||DOWHA-STUP-DEVCON-DDC-IWM JV | 438 SAMSEONG-RO, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL,06178 KOREA, REPUBLIC OF||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||3,094,584.20||2,317,846.63|
|CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS||Loan 3397||14 Oct 2019||NJS CONSULTANTS CO., LTD | TOKYO JAPAN JAPAN||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||4,580,061.95||4,571,192.80|
|REHAB.OF DISTRI.NETWORK FOR NRW REDUCTION (INCL. PROCUREMENT OF PLANT;& CONSTRUCTION OF DTW PS) W/ O&M SUPP.(457 KM) CN.ICB-02.08 (MODS Z9-13 DMAS||Loan 3397||26 Jun 2018||CHINA PETROLEUM PIPELINE ENGINEERING CO.LTD. | NO. 87, GUANGYANG RD.,LANGFANG CITY, HEBEI PROVINCE,HEBEI PROVINCE,065000,PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||46,458,698.00||34,821,544.00|
|REHAB. OF DIST.'N NETWORK FOR NRW REDUCTION (INCL. PLANT, AND CONST. OF DTW PSS) W/ O&M SUPPORT (ICB-02.11 - ZONE 3, 4 AND 10)||Loan 3397||17 Apr 2018||NAVANA-PRATIBHA JV | HOUSE#28/A,RD.#83,GUISHAN-2,DHAKA INDIA||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||48,657,959.00||39,667,441.00|
|DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION CONSULTANCY SER VICES (DWSNIP/DMS/03.1)||Loan 3397||17 Apr 2018||STC-SEURECA-SODEV-DEVCON JV | INDIA 214,NARIMAN PT.,407 RAHEJA CENTER MUMBAI 400021 INDIA||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||8,149,196.00||6,103,824.00|
|Rehabilitation, Replacement, Expansion and Optimization of Transmission and Distribution Water Supply Networks, Including DMAS||Loan 3397||30 Mar 2017||National Construction Company Limited | Dhaka-1230 Bangladesh Bangladesh||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||9,551,473.74||3,288,260.45|
|Rehabilitation of Distribution Networks at Mods Zone 8 Area||Loan 3397||30 Mar 2017||Pratibha-Jain Irrigation-Navana JV | 5Th Floor Shrikant Chambers, Phase-II Sion Trombay Rd, Chembur, Mumbai 400071 India||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||15,180,107.99||4,976,850.12|
|Nanzhai Reservoir Expansion Works, Changle County (Retroactive Financing)||Loan 3397||30 Mar 2017||China First Metallurgical Group Corp. Ltd. | Block 36, Qingshan District, Wuhan China, People's Republic of||Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority||16,322,618.15||4,798,770.51|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Dhaka Water Supply Network Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jan 2023|