Bangladesh: Transport Connectivity Improvement Preparatory Facility
The project readiness financing (PRF) loan is proposed to advance project preparation of priority transport projects by financing feasibility study, detailed design and other preparatory works. Ensuing projects will be formed from a list of identified necessary investments which the Government has agreed, subject to agreed project selection criteria.
South Asia Department
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|Project Name||Transport Connectivity Improvement Preparatory Facility|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Multimodal logistics
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The project readiness financing (PRF) loan is proposed to advance project preparation of priority transport projects by financing feasibility study, detailed design and other preparatory works. Ensuing projects will be formed from a list of identified necessary investments which the Government has agreed, subject to agreed project selection criteria.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Bangladesh's transport network is a fundamental and critical infrastructure that supports the country's economic activities, including international trade. Insufficient transport infrastructure results in increased costs and transport time, reduced competitiveness and efficiency of the economy, and impeded economic opportunities. Transport demand is expanding rapidly nationwide because of Bangladesh's young and growing population, and steady economic development.
The preparation of projects to facilitate transport connectivity among different subsectors has lagged behind actual development needs, and financial support is needed to advance this. In parallel with the government's plan to optimize the country's transport network and to strengthen competitiveness of the economy, the PRF will support project preparation in the following areas: (i) road and rail connectivity of ports, land ports, and border crossing points; (ii) road and rail intermodal transshipment facilities, including inland container depots and inland container terminals; (iii) strengthening of corridors, including bypasses, connected roads, and alternate routes; and (iv) sector-wide improvements, including safety, traffic management, and maintenance. Projects will be selected in line with the project selection criteria, including urgency of the needs, viability for future financing, and development coordination. The PRF will advance the preparation of ensuing projects by financing feasibility studies, detailed design, and other preparatory works.
|Impact||Critical multimodal transport links related to regional connectivity timely completed.|
|Description of Outcome||Preparation of multimodal transport projects advanced|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Feasibility studies and detailed design of multimodal projects completed
Implementation support for multimodal transport projects provided (during pre-construction stage)
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
RHD is shortlisting and preparing Request for proposal for 2 packages (CS1 and CS4).
ADB has provided comments for BR's Submission 1 for package CS3.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||All consultant recruitments will be conducted in line with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||The project will finance only consulting services to develop detailed design and other preparatory works.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kasahara, Kaoru|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Mr. A. H. M. Roushanuzzaman
16 Abdul Gani Road
Bangladesh Railway, Rail Bhaban,
Dhaka, Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department
Mr. Md. Fazlul Haque
|Concept Clearance||06 Jun 2018|
|Fact Finding||04 Apr 2019 to 10 Apr 2019|
|MRM||15 Jul 2019|
|Approval||06 Feb 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Nov 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Feb 2020||30 Jun 2020||20 Aug 2020||30 Jun 2025||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||57.23||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||42.00||01 Dec 2021||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||01 Dec 2021||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 6030-BAN: Transport Connectivity Improvement Preparatory Facility||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jun 2020|
|Transport Connectivity Improvement Preparatory Facility: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Jan 2020|
|Transport Connectivity Improvement Preparatory Facility: Project Administration Manual||Project/Program Administration Manual||Jan 2020|
|Multimodal Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jun 2018|
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New ADB Facility to Improve Transport Connectivity in BangladeshADB has approved $42 million in project readiness financing (PRF) for a facility to help improve transport connectivity and promote multimodal transport in Bangladesh.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study on improvement of 22 road sections (1480 km), connecting roads to 3 logistics facilities and road safety||Firm - Consulting||Closed||09 Aug 2021||09 Sep 2021|
|Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study, Detailed Design and other Preparatory Study on Dhaka-Chattogram National Highway||Firm - Consulting||Closed||28 May 2021||05 Jul 2021|
|F/S, DD, and other preparation works for railway projects (Consultancy services for technical assistance of railway connectivity improvement preparatory facility)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||07 May 2021||04 Jul 2021|
No contracts awarded for this project were found
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