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Bangladesh: Urban Infrastructure Improvement Preparatory Facility

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51296-001 Status: Approved

The proposed Urban Infrastructure Improvement Preparatory Facility for Bangladesh will help manage the technical and implementation issues upfront to secure high readiness of the ensuing investment projects for ADB financing. It will support the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) in preparing water supply and sanitation investment projects in selected secondary towns and city corporations where development is lagging. In target towns, the facility will support the shift from intermittent and groundwater-based supply to continuous supply from surface water. It will also support the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) in improving water supply, drainage, and urban roads. Narayanganj is the fourth most populated city in Bangladesh and economically important because it is adjacent to Dhaka. The facility will build NCC's capacity for municipal financial management to ensure the sustainability of urban infrastructure investments, and their operation and management.

Project Details

Project Officer
Momoko Tada South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Urban Infrastructure Improvement Preparatory Facility
Project Number 51296-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6019-BAN: Urban Infrastructure Improvement Preparatory Facility
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 11.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed Urban Infrastructure Improvement Preparatory Facility for Bangladesh will help manage the technical and implementation issues upfront to secure high readiness of the ensuing investment projects for ADB financing. It will support the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) in preparing water supply and sanitation investment projects in selected secondary towns and city corporations where development is lagging. In target towns, the facility will support the shift from intermittent and groundwater-based supply to continuous supply from surface water. It will also support the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) in improving water supply, drainage, and urban roads. Narayanganj is the fourth most populated city in Bangladesh and economically important because it is adjacent to Dhaka. The facility will build NCC's capacity for municipal financial management to ensure the sustainability of urban infrastructure investments, and their operation and management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The facility is in line with the government''s Seventh Five-Year Plan, which targets to provide 100% of the urban population with access to an improved water source, and 60% of city dwellers with sanitation facilities. It is also in line with ADB''s Strategy 2030 and its aim to reduce inequality by preparing projects in less developed areas, promoting disaster and climate resiliency as well as smart technologies in designs, enhancing gender equality in decision-making, and strengthening municipal financial management. It further aligns with the country partnership strategy for Bangladesh, 2016 -2020, by improving basic urban services and minimizing institutional capacity constraints. The facility and the ensuing investment projects are included in the country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2019- 2021.
Impact Urban living conditions improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome High level of urban project readiness achieved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Feasibility studies and detailed designs of urban projects completed

Advance implementation support for ensuing urban projects provided

Institutional capacity of implementing agencies strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dhaka, Narayanganj
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Because the project readiness facility (PRF) is focused on project preparation, it is not expected to have any adverse environmental consequences. Environmental safeguards categorization is not applicable for PRF. Ensuing investment projects will be designed in accordance with ADB's safeguard policy and government guidelines, regulations, and policies.
Involuntary Resettlement Because the project readiness facility (PRF) is focused on project preparation, it is not expected to have any adverse social consequences. Involuntary resettlement categorization is not applicable for PRF. Ensuing investment projects will be designed in accordance with ADB's safeguard policy and government guidelines, regulations, and policies.
Indigenous Peoples Because the project readiness facility (PRF) is focused on project preparation, it is not expected to have any adverse social consequences. Indigenous peoples categorization is not applicable for PRF. Ensuing investment projects will be designed in accordance with ADB's safeguard policy and government guidelines, regulations, and policies.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During Project Design: Local Government Division (LGD), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, Economic Relations Division (ERD), Planning Commission, Department of Public Health and Engineering (DPHE), Narayanganj City Corporation, Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs.
During Project Implementation During Project Implementation: Relevant governmental agencies and local stakeholders. -Business Opportunities Consulting Services: Consulting firms will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection method. Individual consultants will be recruited through individual consultant selection method.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting firms will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection method. Individual consultants will be recruited through individual consultant selection method.
Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Momoko Tada
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Public Health Engineering
DPHE Bhaban, 14 Shaheed Captain Mansur
Ali Sarani, Kakrail
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 May 2018
Fact Finding 28 May 2018 to 07 Jun 2018
MRM 04 Jul 2019
Approval 03 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2019

Loan 6019-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Oct 2019 - - 30 Sep 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 17.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 11.00 03 Oct 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 6.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Oct 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
TA Consultants for Strengthening Municipal Financial Management (SMFM) Program of NCC Component Firm - Consulting Closed 13 Nov 2018 12 Dec 2018
TA Consultancy Services for Preparatory Studies and Procurement Support (PSPS) Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Jul 2018 16 Aug 2018
TA Consultants for Feasibility Study, Detailed Design and Procurement Support Services Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Apr 2018 24 May 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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