Bangladesh: Support for Preparation of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhirasram Inland Container Depot Project

Sovereign Project | 56172-001

The proposed South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Dhirasram Inland Container Depot (DICD) Project will support construction of a new inland container depot (ICD) in the north of Dhaka with direct rail link to Chattogram Port and Indian borders. The project will apply the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme where a concessionaire will finance construction of the superstructure of DICD and procurement of cargo handling equipment, and will be responsible for operation and maintenance. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance construction of the substructure of DICD.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kasahara, Kaoru
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    13 December 2022
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Support for Preparation of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhirasram Inland Container Depot Project
Project Number 56172-001
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10040-BAN: Support for Preparation of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhirasram Inland Container Depot Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Multimodal logistics

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The proposed South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Dhirasram Inland Container Depot (DICD) Project will support construction of a new inland container depot (ICD) in the north of Dhaka with direct rail link to Chattogram Port and Indian borders. The project will apply the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme where a concessionaire will finance construction of the superstructure of DICD and procurement of cargo handling equipment, and will be responsible for operation and maintenance. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance construction of the substructure of DICD.

The project will strengthen the national logistics network enabling operation of more container freight trains connecting with the port and Indian borders. The project will contribute to modal shift toward environment-friendly and sustainable multimodal transport in Bangladesh. Also, it will alleviate road congestion in Dhaka by replacing the Kamlapur ICD in the city center once the DICD is operational. Accordingly, the project will reduce truck inflow and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from logistics operation.

The project will be aligned with the following impacts: trade logistics improved, and export diversification advanced.1 The project outcome will be capacity of container transportation by rail in Bangladesh increased. The project outputs will be: i) substructure of DICD constructed,2 ii) National ICD Development Plan prepared; and iii) readiness of DICD operation and supervision advanced. The indicative amount of regular ordinary capital resources loan from ADB is $250 million out of the total project cost of $794.6 million. Investment by a PPP concessionaire is expected to be at $108 million while Bangladesh Railway's counterpart financing is $416.2 million.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ensuing loan will develop Bangladesh's largest ICD at Dhirasram in the north of Dhaka, with direct rail link with Chattogram Port and Indian borders. The DICD is expected to substantially increase container transport capacity of Bangladesh Railway.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Readiness of DICD operation and supervision advanced.

2.National Inland Container Depot development plan and other documents prepared.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dhirasram
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 ADB will engage the consultants following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions._A firm consultant will advance project readiness of the ensuing loans through implementation of the study including capacity development of Bangladesh Railway and Container Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Individual consultants will be engaged to support Bangladesh Railway in the: i) review of deliverables by the firm consultant for quality assurance; ii) preparation of documents for government procedures; and iii) communication with other agencies and stakeholders for project coordination. The consultants will procure goods as required for implementation of assignment, including office equipment.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Kasahara, Kaoru
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Railway
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2022

TA 10040-BAN

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 - 0.00

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