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Bangladesh: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Investment Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53382-001 Status: Proposed

The investment project will finance improvement of the 209.3 kilometers Dhaka-Sylhet section of the existing National Highway No. 2 from a two-lane road into four lanes, with slow moving vehicular traffic lanes on both sides. By connecting to the borders with India via the Sylhet-Tamabil section, the Investment Project will improve connectivity of the Dhaka-Sylhet-Tamabil international corridor. The investment project will also improve the geometric design of the existing alignment at major control points such as sharp curves and commercial and residential centers, in line with best engineering practice. This will contribute to increased efficiency, connectivity, and safety, bringing the design of the corridor to internationally comparable level. The design of the road will have enhanced features for safety, elderly, women, children and differently-abled (EWCD) inclusion, and disaster and climate change resilience to ensure sustainability, accessibility, and undisrupted connectivity.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sakaguchi, Satomi South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Investment Project
Project Number 53382-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhaka Sylhet Corridor Road Investment Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 2,000.00 million
TA: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building for Road Safety and Maintenance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The investment project will finance improvement of the 209.3 kilometers Dhaka-Sylhet section of the existing National Highway No. 2 from a two-lane road into four lanes, with slow moving vehicular traffic lanes on both sides. By connecting to the borders with India via the Sylhet-Tamabil section, the Investment Project will improve connectivity of the Dhaka-Sylhet-Tamabil international corridor. The investment project will also improve the geometric design of the existing alignment at major control points such as sharp curves and commercial and residential centers, in line with best engineering practice. This will contribute to increased efficiency, connectivity, and safety, bringing the design of the corridor to internationally comparable level. The design of the road will have enhanced features for safety, elderly, women, children and differently-abled (EWCD) inclusion, and disaster and climate change resilience to ensure sustainability, accessibility, and undisrupted connectivity. The Investment Project will also assist the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) in strengthening its capacity for road safety and post-construction maintenance, through the attached transaction technical assistance funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (subject to the approval of the Government of Japan) and the ADB''s Technical Assistance Special Fund.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Upgrading Bangladesh''s major roads, especially the subregional trade corridors, to internationally comparable standards will contribute to facilitating international trade. This will, in turn, support the country''s economic growth and reduce poverty, as well as ensure inclusiveness of road transport. The government''s Eighth Five Year Plan (2020-2025) therefore aims to construct 550 km of new multi-lane roads, add 150 km of new lanes, improve or rehabilitate 1,800 km of the National Highways, as well as achieve 10% reduction in road traffic accidents by 2025. For achieving these targets, the Plan prioritizes core transformational road projects requiring large investments and emphasizes stronger implementation capacity of the RHD for completing these projects timely. The investment project will contribute to achieving these targets of the Plan.

Transport infrastructure is also the centerpiece of the ADB-supported SASEC program, which promotes regional prosperity. The SASEC Operational Plan, 2016- 2025 identified 112 priority regional cooperation and integration transport projects worth about $58.9 billion. It includes the widening of the NH2 of which the proposed SASEC Dhaka -Sylhet Corridor Road Investment Project is a major part.

Impact Road connectivity with major development points established; and The National Highway Network upgraded and consolidated.
Outcome Mobility, access, and regional trade along the Dhaka-Sylhet corridor road improved.
Outputs

The Dhaka-Sylhet road upgraded with enhanced road safety, EWCD responsive, and climate resilience features.

Institutional capacity of the RHD enhanced.

Geographical Location Dhaka, Sylhet
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 For consultancies financed by ADB, all consultants will be recruited according to ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement For procurement of goods, works and consulting services to be financed by ADB, Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, amended from time to time) shall apply. ADB's standards bidding documents with pre- or post-qualification will be adopted with appropriate modifications.
Responsible ADB Officer Sakaguchi, Satomi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Feb 2020
Fact Finding 08 Feb 2021 to 04 Mar 2021
MRM 18 May 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Feb 2020

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