Bangladesh : South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chattogram Port Access Road Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 53436-001

The project will improve the Chattogram Port Access Road, an 11.5-kilometer road linking Dhaka-Chattogram highway N1 and the Chattogram Port, by increasing lanes and adding a service road.

Project Details

Project Name
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chattogram Port Access Road Improvement Project
Project Number
53436-001
Country / Economy
  • Bangladesh
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chattogram Port Access Road Improvement Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 134.60 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will improve the Chattogram Port Access Road, an 11.5-kilometer road linking Dhaka-Chattogram highway N1 and the Chattogram Port, by increasing lanes and adding a service road.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The Chattogram Port Access Road is one of the major access roads from Dhaka to the Port of Chattogram. However, it is a two-lane road with limited capacity and no service lane for slow moving vehicles. This causes frequent congestion which leads to significant economic loss and safety hazards. Chattogram (formerly Chittagong) is located at a critical junction of Bangladesh, being a focal for South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation transport corridors, as well as the main transport axis of Bangladesh on the Dhaka-Chattogram-Cox's Bazaar economic corridor. Rail, road, air, and port logistics modes converge at Chattogram.
Impact

Efficient and low-cost transport network achieved

Outcome

Transportation of people and goods on the road network in Chattogram area improved

Outputs

Chattogram Port Access Road improved with enhanced capacity and road design

Chattogram Port Access Road operated and maintained by the private sector with enhanced efficiency

Geographical Location
Dhaka, Port of Chittagong

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
A
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
For consultancies financed by ADB, all consultant recruitment will be carried out using quality- and cost-based selection with an 90:10 ratio. Procurement of contracts to be financed from the project will be through open competitive bidding (international advertisement).
Procurement
Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by ADB will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). ADB standard bidding documents for large works or plant (design, supply and install) with pre- or post-qualification will be adopted, with appropriate adaptations.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Nakai, Kanzo
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges

Timetable

Concept Clearance
07 Feb 2022
Fact Finding
10 May 2022 to 21 Mar 2023
MRM
15 Dec 2023
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
07 Feb 2022

Funding

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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