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Bangladesh: Emergency Working Capital Support to Dairy Value Chain Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 54236-001 Status: Active

The transaction involves a loan of up to $10,000,000 to Pran Dairy Limited (PDL). The project will help PDL sustain its operations during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing financing for working capital and operational expenditure. It will enable PDL to step up the procurement of milk and other raw materials and thereby build enough buffer inventory to cope with supply chain disruptions. The liquidity support will also help finance longer accounts receivable periods and advances to farmers, increases in operating expenses, and the continuation of timely payments to farmers, employees, and agents.

Project Details

Project Officer
Dora, Tushna Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Emergency Working Capital Support to Dairy Value Chain Project
Project Number 54236-001
Borrower/Company Pran Dairy Limited
Country Bangladesh
Location Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
3953 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 10.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Livestock

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Dora, Tushna
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The transaction involves a loan of up to $10,000,000 to Pran Dairy Limited (PDL). The project will help PDL sustain its operations during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing financing for working capital and operational expenditure. It will enable PDL to step up the procurement of milk and other raw materials and thereby build enough buffer inventory to cope with supply chain disruptions. The liquidity support will also help finance longer accounts receivable periods and advances to farmers, increases in operating expenses, and the continuation of timely payments to farmers, employees, and agents.
Objectives and Scope The project will help PDL sustain its operations during the COVID-19 crisis, by providing financing for working capital and operational expenditure. It will enable PDL to step up the procurement of milk and other raw materials and thereby build enough buffer inventory to cope with supply chain disruptions. The liquidity support will also help finance longer accounts receivable periods and advances to farmers, increases in operating expenses, and the continuation of timely payments to farmers, employees, and agents.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, which calls for ADB _to scale up its financing for agribusiness_ and _to promote gender equality in at least 75% of the number of ADB's committed operations by 2030._ The project is also aligned with ADB's Operational Plan for Private Sector Operations 2019 to 2024, which calls for growing the share of food brands in the agribusiness portfolio since transactions in the downstream subsector have the lowest level of risks and the potential to drive and structure upstream subsectors, and impact a large number of farmers and consumers. ADB's country partnership strategy for Bangladesh, 2016 to 2020 lists the improvement of rural livelihoods by increasing the productivity of agriculture as a priority investment area for projects because agriculture provides nearly half of all employment and supports more than 70% of the population.

The project is consistent with Strategy 2030 operational priority 1 (addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities);

operational priority 2 (accelerating progress in gender equality); and operational priority 5 (promoting rural development and food security, 2019 to 2024). The project is also part of ADB Comprehensive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, which proposed $20 billion to meet the needs of ADB developing member countries as they respond to the crisis.

Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category C for environment in compliance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project is anticipated to have minimal environmental impact in addition to PDL's existing operation ADB conducted a corporate audit of PDL and reviewed corporate policies, procedures, monitoring reports, and publicly available information. The environmental and social measures and the institutional capacity and commitment of PDL to manage the projects social and environmental impacts are deemed adequate. Based on gaps and improvement opportunities identified, PDL will implement corrective actions. PDL will submit to ADB an environmental and social monitoring report annually.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement in compliance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009). ADB funds will not be used to finance construction or facility expansion that may lead to impacts on the involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for Indigenous Peoples in compliance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009). ADB funds will not be used to finance construction or facility expansion that may lead to impacts on the indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation PDL engagement with the stakeholders started during the initial environmental examination preparation where local people and other stakeholders were consulted regarding the development of PDL dairy plant. PDL existing corporate management system framework for Environment, Health, Safety and Social (EHSS) provides guidance in company procedures including stakeholder engagement and grievance mechanism. Engagement with the community is presently carried out through the development projects and activities undertaken by the company in its surrounding communities.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 02 Jun 2020
Credit Committee Meeting 29 Jun 2020
Approval 15 Jul 2020
Last PDS Update 15 Feb 2021

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