50312-003: Railway Rolling Stock Operations Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Railway Rolling Stock Operations Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50312-003 Status: Approved

The Government of Bangladesh proposed a project for Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing to improve the operational efficiency of Bangladesh Railway through the procurement of modern rolling stock, preparation of investment projects to enhance its rolling stock maintenance capacity and support for the ongoing railway reform. The project will contribute to the increase in railway share as a core transportation mode of the country and to the modal shift from roads to rail. The modal shift and the efficient rolling stock will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kasahara, Kaoru South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Railway Rolling Stock Operations Improvement Project
Project Number 50312-003
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3645-BAN: Railway Rolling Stock Operations Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 354.00 million
Loan 3646-BAN: Railway Rolling Stock Operations Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
TA 9504-BAN: Railway Rolling Stock Operations Improvement Project
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government of Bangladesh proposed a project for Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing to improve the operational efficiency of Bangladesh Railway through the procurement of modern rolling stock, preparation of investment projects to enhance its rolling stock maintenance capacity and support for the ongoing railway reform. The project will contribute to the increase in railway share as a core transportation mode of the country and to the modal shift from roads to rail. The modal shift and the efficient rolling stock will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Bangladeshi transport system consists of roads, railways, inland waterways, seaports for maritime shipping and civil aviation facilities. Historically, the railway enjoyed a monopoly as a carrier and transported most principal commodities, but the railway began losing market share declining from 30% in 1975 to mere 4% in 2015 for both passenger and freight transports. The drop in the market share of the railway as a carrier is the result of the long-term underinvestment in railway infrastructure and operational improvement of Bangladesh Railway. Recognizing the virtues of the railway as a cheaper, safer and fuel-efficient transportation mode, the government places special emphasis on railway development and set targets to increase railway market share through prioritized investment in railway infrastructure, focusing on network capacity improvement, operational capacity improvement and railway reform implementation. The project aims at improving the operational capacity and efficiency of Bangladesh Railway. The project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Bangladesh 2016-2020 which emphasizes the importance of easing infrastructure constraints by undertaking transformational investments and promoting policy reform in key sectors such as energy, transport and urban development as a priority investment area.
Impact

A balanced 3R (rail, river & road) based multimodal transport infrastructure system developed

Greenhouse gas emission in the power, transport, and industry sectors reduced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Operational and energy efficiency of Bangladesh Railway improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Modern rolling stock procured

Investment plans for maintenance facilities of locomotives and diesel electric multiple units developed

Capacity of Bangladesh Railway officials and locomotive drivers on energy-efficient rolling stock operations improved

ERPIT system for accrual accounting is used and adequately maintained

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 An international firm shall be recruited by following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement for contracts to be financed under the project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kasahara, Kaoru
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Railway
16 Abdul Gani Road
Bangladesh Railway, Rail Bhaban,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Apr 2017
Fact Finding 16 May 2017 to 24 May 2017
MRM 18 Jul 2017
Approval 21 Feb 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Feb 2018

Loan 3645-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2018 - - 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 447.37 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 354.00 21 Feb 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 93.37 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Feb 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3646-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2018 - - 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 21 Feb 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Feb 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9504-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2018 - - 31 Oct 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 21 Feb 2018 0.00

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan