The Project will support the government of Bangladesh to expand the capacity of Chittagong Port to meet the growing transport demand and also support preparation of subsequent port development projects. The Project will increase export and import activities in the country and contribute to the economic growth of Bangladesh. The Project will also integrate projects related to the SASEC corridors, and Chittagong Port will serve as a _regional gateway port_ providing sea access to the SASEC landlocked countries as well as to the proximate region.
|Project Name||South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chittagong Port Enhancement Project, Phase 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Project will support the government of Bangladesh to expand the capacity of Chittagong Port to meet the growing transport demand and also support preparation of subsequent port development projects. The Project will increase export and import activities in the country and contribute to the economic growth of Bangladesh. The Project will also integrate projects related to the SASEC corridors, and Chittagong Port will serve as a _regional gateway port_ providing sea access to the SASEC landlocked countries as well as to the proximate region.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Labor-intensive industries have evolved in Bangladesh due to its comparative advantage in labor cost. The garment sector is particularly successful as it accounts for 85% of the country's exports. Bangladesh is the second largest exporter of garment in value in the world. Reliable and low-cost logistics network is a fundamental infrastructure to maintain the competitiveness of Bangladesh products in the global market. Chittagong Port is the national gateway port handling 95% of the country's international cargo. The port is the busiest container port in the Bay of Bengal, with handled container volume about 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in 2016. The port is already operating beyond its nominal capacity of container cargo handling at 1.7 million TEU per year, and it is forecast that total container cargo volume of the country will reach 6.1 million TEU in 2030. Chittagong Port has distinct geographic and economic advantages, and will remain as a major gateway port, regardless of any other potential developments in the region. Thus, strengthening of port capacity is imperative. Unless such expansion and efficiency improvement are carried out, the port is likely to become a bottleneck to the international trade and economic growth of Bangladesh.|
|Impact||Regional connectivity and trade improved|
|Outcome||Efficiency of the container yard operation improved|
Vehicle-type equipment for cargo handling and IT system installed
Operation and management capacity of the Chittagong Port strengthened
Detailed design and other preparatory works for the Bay Terminal development prepared
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Project will only involve the procurement of vehicle type equipment for cargo handling; information technology (IT) system; and consulting services, which includes preparation of detailed design of Bay Terminal and detailed hydrologic and hydraulic studies along Karnaphuli river. These activities will not have any direct or induced impacts on the environment and hence, the Project has been categorized as C for environmental safeguards in accordance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS). No environmental assessment is required for the Project.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project is classified as category C for both involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Project outputs involve procurement of cargo handling equipment, strengthening of CPA operations and management capacity, and design of future port components. The project outputs will not result in physical and economic displacement. There are no indigenous peoples residing around the port. The PIU under the Project Director will be responsible for ensuring compliance of the Project with the ADB SPS and relevant government regulations.|
|Indigenous Peoples||(Combined with Involuntary Resettlement)|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||(to be detailed later)|
|During Project Implementation||(to be detailed later)|
|Consulting Services||A consulting firm will be recruited for the implementation of TRTA.|
|Procurement||Procurement of goods and works will be finalized during due diligence, in accordance with ADB's policies and regulations. To expedite project implementation, advance contracting and retroactive financing are proposed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kaoru Kasahara|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Chittagong Port Authority
Bangladesh Ministry of Shipping
Bldg #6, Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
|Concept Clearance||10 Apr 2017|
|Fact Finding||14 May 2017 to 25 May 2017|
|MRM||28 Feb 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Sep 2018|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chittagong Port Enhancement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Apr 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Selection of International Consultancy Firm for Detailed Hydrologic and Hydraulic Study in Karnaphuli River||Firm - Consulting||Closed||25 Jul 2018||17 Sep 2018|
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