Bangladesh: Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project

Sovereign Project | 53237-001

Building on prior ADB-financed projects, the project aims at enhancing the climate and disaster resilience of small-scale water resources infrastructures and services and introducing agricultural value chains. Bangladesh has a land area of 14.7 million hectares (ha) and net cultivable area of about 8 million ha. With a population of 165 million in 2018, it is among the most densely populated countries in the world, and one of the countries most exposed to natural hazards and climate impacts, that can lead to severe effects on livelihoods and food security. Over 80% of the population live in rural areas and are mainly engaged in agriculture and related nonfarm activities. Agriculture and fisheries -sectors most at risk from climate change and extreme weather events- provide nearly half of employment and support over 70% of the population.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Drieu, Olivier
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project
Project Number 53237-001
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 106.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural flood protection - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description Building on prior ADB-financed projects, the project aims at enhancing the climate and disaster resilience of small-scale water resources infrastructures and services and introducing agricultural value chains. Bangladesh has a land area of 14.7 million hectares (ha) and net cultivable area of about 8 million ha. With a population of 165 million in 2018, it is among the most densely populated countries in the world, and one of the countries most exposed to natural hazards and climate impacts, that can lead to severe effects on livelihoods and food security. Over 80% of the population live in rural areas and are mainly engaged in agriculture and related nonfarm activities. Agriculture and fisheries -sectors most at risk from climate change and extreme weather events- provide nearly half of employment and support over 70% of the population. About two-thirds of the rural population are landless or functionally landless (owning less than 0.2 ha of land), and those with productive land are affected by increasingly frequent flooding.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project beneficiaries will be small-scale farmers who will benefit through increased yields and adoption of climate resilient crop varieties/management practices provided by the project. The project will improve agricultural productivity and profitability through effective, participatory, and sustainable SSWR management within the selected project locations with the following outputs and interventions. Output 1: participatory subproject development improved will (i) establish 150 new WMCAs; (ii) support institutional and WMCA skills development for efficient use of water management infrastructure inclusive of gender, social, climate and disaster resilience aspects; and (iii) support WMCAs with income-generating activities other than agriculture. Output 2: small-scale water resources infrastructure with climate and disaster resilient features developed or enhanced will (i) develop 150 new climate- and disaster-resilient subprojects; and (ii) enhance about 400 existing WMCAs' infrastructure with climate and disaster resilient features to improve system performance through adaptive climate proofing and climate-smart low-cost investments and promoting adaptation and disaster resilience. Output 3: Upazila- and WMCA-level value chain development activities prepared and implemented will increase the income of WMCAs by (i) building WMCAs' capacities to develop and implement business plans promoting climate resilient and market-driven crop diversification; and (ii) investing in the implementation of plans whose activities are linked to build and operationalize post-harvest management infrastructure such as processing and storage facilities, pack houses, and cold chains at Upazila- and WMCA-levels, and with food safety enhancement.

These interventions will result in the following outcome: climate resilient agricultural productivity and profitability in selected geographic areas increased. The project is aligned with the following impact: food security and rural livelihoods resilience to climate change-induced disasters amongst project beneficiaries increased.

Impact Sustainable, inclusive development resilient to disaster and climate change thereby generating employment and leading to rapid poverty reduction (8th Five Year Plan, FY2021 to FY2025)
Outcome Climate and disaster resilient agricultural productivity and profitability in selected geographic areas increased
Outputs

Participatory subproject development and management improved

Small-scale water resources infrastructure with climate and disaster resilient features developed or enhanced

Upazila- and WMCA-level agribusinesses enhanced, and vulnerable people's livelihood supported

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
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 To be recruited following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement To be procured following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Drieu, Olivier
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
Mr. Mhd. Nurul Islam, Project Director, SSWRSDP
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Dec 2019
Fact Finding 05 Oct 2021 to 19 Oct 2021
MRM 26 May 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Dec 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Nolbunia Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Jalalpur-Gopalpur Khal Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Draft Small Ethnic Communities Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Goalkandi-Daturbari Khal Performance Enhancement Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Bakkhali Rubber Dam Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Bakkhali Rubber Dam Subproject Draft Small Ethnic Communities Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Boro Chhara Performance Enhancement Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Jalalpur-Gopalpur Subproject Draft Small Ethnic Communities Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Chambi Khal Performance Enhancement Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project: Nolbunia Subproject Draft Small Ethnic Communities Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans May 2022

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
53237-BAN: Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project [G-03/2022] Invitation for Bids Active 11 Aug 2022 26 Sep 2022
project implementation support consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Jun 2022 13 Jul 2022
53237-BAN: Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project Advance Notice Active 25 May 2022

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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