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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 28 Jan 2015

Project Name Emergency Disaster Damage Rehabilitation (Sector) Project.
Country Bangladesh
Project/Program Number 41657-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Districts affected by 2007 floods and cyclone
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Public sector management
Subsector Irrigation
Rural flood protection
Public expenditure and fiscal management
Social protection initiatives
Road transport (non-urban)
Urban roads and traffic management
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7057Technical Assistance Special Fund200
Loan2409Asian Development Fund120,000
Loan8233Japan Bank for International Cooperation (ODA)60,000
Grant0146Dutch Grant24,000
Loan8239OPEC Fund for International Development20,000
Grant0110Canadian Grant10,000
Counterpart 30,045
TOTAL US$ 264,245

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Poverty Impact. Basic facilities and key infrastructure must be restored if the affected communities are to recover from the effects of the 2007 floods and cyclone following the immediate relief support provided by the Government, UN agencies, and bilateral development partners. The Project will benefit the residents, especially the poor, in the disaster-affected areas by offsetting the food grain and inputs shortfall for effective restoration of livelihood and income. The poor will benefit from restored rural and urban infrastructure, and social services. By rehabilitating vital public and community infrastructure, the Project will help restore essential economic and social activities disrupted by the floods and cyclone. The repair of roads, bridges, and improvement of transport infrastructure will restore basic access and services to health and educational facilities. Timesavings will facilitate business and nonfarm employment. The greater access to markets for cash crops, vegetables, livestock, and employment; as well as the decline in the price of agricultural inputs will contribute to poverty reduction by accelerating growth in poor people's per capita income and assets. The flood control and irrigation measures will protect people exposed to risk of inundation from future flooding and raise agricultural output. Improved municipal infrastructure will improve health conditions particularly for slum dwellers with better water supply and sanitation, and create greater access to employment opportunities. The Project will benefit the entire population of the selected subproject area including women, men, children, and indigenous people. The Project will ensure participation of affected people including indigenous peoples, if any, in selection and implementation of the subprojects. The rehabilitation and construction of flood and cyclone shelters and provision of latrines will help communities, especially the poor, during floods and cyclones. Employment Generation. The Project will provide significant employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled labor during implementation. It will create employment opportunities for the poor in the project areas, generating about 14 million person-days of skilled and unskilled labor employment, of which about 20% will be for local destitute women ensuring equal wage for work of equal value. The poverty reduction aspects will be enhanced by encouraging contractors to engage local workers, including women, in project areas; and by using labor-contracting societies for small earthworks, providing work for poor women in the project areas. The proposed Project aims to rehabilitate disaster-damaged facilities and infrastructure so as to restore critical social and economic activities. As such the positive environmental impacts are substantial. Short-term minor negative impacts may be associated with the rehabilitation activities (material transportation, earthwork, operation of tar boiler/hot mix plant, operation and maintenance of construction machinery, etc.), which can be moderated with the adoption of appropriate mitigative measures. Generic mitigation measures and monitoring plans are proposed based on the type of rehabilitation works and preliminary environmental assessment conducted during the field visit. During implementation, detailed site-specific environmental and social impacts, mitigation measures, and monitoring plan will be assessed and developed for subprojects and included in the contract documents. Air Quality and Noise. Handling of construction materials, equipment movement, and other construction activities may generate dust and noise. The impact will be temporary and restricted within the closed vicinity of the construction activities. All vehicles, equipment, and machinery used for construction will be regularly maintained. Water will be sprayed frequently on dry surfaces, earth mixing sites, and loose material and spoil soil storage areas. Vehicle delivering loose and fine material will be covered. Road embankments will be covered with vegetation. Hot mix plant/tar boilers will be located at least 500 meters away and will be located at the downwind direction with respect to human settlement. Vehicle and equipment will be fitted with silencers and maintained regularly. Diesel generators will be fitted with acoustic enclosures. Work will be restricted to daytime, reducing nuisance from noise. Soil and Land. The rehabilitation activities under the Project may have adverse impacts on soil and land. Impacts may include loss of productive area, loss of productive soils due to borrowing of earth, soil contamination due to disposal of spoil soils, spread of waste during drains repair, and loss of rice fields within or adjacent to the road right-of-way due to clearance/material extraction/dumping of cut spoil. Selection of borrow areas will be based on topography, land use, and drainage pattern. The top soil will be preserved and reused. The extraction of construction materials from riverbeds will be minimized. Fuel and lubricants will be stored on paved surfaces, away from rivers and streams. Slope protection measures including vegetation will be adopted. Appropriate waste handling and management procedures will be developed and implemented. Septic tanks (adequately designed) will be provided at the construction camps. Flora and Fauna. Transport of construction material by river may damage charland vegetation and animal habitat. Surface runoff and improper handling of construction waste may affect the water quality of rivers and canals, which may impact aquatic fauna. Charland will be protected from any damage due to cutting or dredging for ship movement for material transportation through river. Precautions will be taken to prevent surface runoff or construction waste finding its way to water bodies. River Hydrology and Morphology. Reconstruction of embankments and protective works may have morphological impacts on river flow and resulting change in the shape of the riverbed and river course. It may also result in drainage congestion. Proper construction planning will be done to avoid drainage congestion. Embankments, protective work, and road design will consider factors such as highest flood level, river hydrology and morphology, river/channel siltation, drainage pattern, topography, seismicity, and channel encroachment by the population. Economic Impacts. The Project will have various beneficial impacts due to early restoration of basic infrastructure facilities especially in rural areas. However, a civil work may cause some temporary damage to crops and agricultural land due to poor handling of solid wastes. All precautions will be taken to ensure that no damage occurs to crops and agriculture land due to construction activities. In unavoidable circumstances, the project implementing agency will follow the Government and ADB policies for compensation and involuntary resettlement. During implementation, local villagers will be recruited as much as possible to provide income opportunities and to minimize wastes and pollution generated from work camps.
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
The Project was formulated and prepared in close consultation with the Government, and the development partners active in Bangladesh. The project design considers feedback from beneficiaries, including vulnerable groups, during the damage and needs assessment.
During Project Implementation
The project will ensure participation of the affected people including the IPs, if any in selection and implementation of the subprojects.


The objective of the Project is to contribute to sustainable economic growth by minimizing the devastating impact of the severe floods and cyclone, and reducing future risk from similar hazard events. The Project will focus on priority areas identified through consultation with the Government, private sector, nongovernment organizations, and other civil society organizations; and involve community participation. The Project includes capacity building and training to strengthen the Government's disaster preparedness by adopting cost-effective flood and cyclone-resistant infrastructure design standards and improved early warning systems through increased subregional cooperation. It has five parts. Part A: Quick-disbursing Component: Provide import financing for essential commodities and inputs, particularly for agriculture, needed to mitigate the adverse impact of the floods and cyclone, and facilitate quick recovery particularly of crop losses. In accordance with ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004), the Project will only finance essential imports identified for an effective disaster recovery program. Part B: Rural Infrastructure Component: Rehabilitate and restore rural infrastructure in 23 districts, including 3,000 kilometers (km) of rural roads and 9,000 meters of bridges and culverts; and build or repair 300 flood and cyclone shelters (including livestock shelters) with sanitary facilities to help communities, especially the poor, during future floods and cyclones. Part C: Municipal Infrastructure Component: Rehabilitate urban infrastructure, including 700 km of roads, 65 km of drains, 850 meters of bridges and culverts, as well as footpaths located in 30 pouroshavas (municipalities). Part D: Roads Component: Rehabilitate 800 km of damaged national, regional and district roads, and 64 bridges and culverts within the country's seven road zones. Part E: Water Resources Component: Rehabilitate flood control, drainage, and irrigation facilities; repair embankment breaches; and repair or replace flood control structures, protective works, and canals under 331 subprojects in 47 districts.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The devastating 2007 floods and cyclone, affecting 25 million people in 51 districts, caused severe damage to livelihood, infrastructure, and other assets; and disrupted economic activities, inflicting heavy losses to crops and slowing expansion in industries and services. The combined losses of the floods and cyclone are estimated at over $3 billion. The losses to assets and output because of flooding amount to more than $1 billion. Preliminary assessment indicates that the cyclone caused extensive damage of over $2 billion. The floods and cyclone slowed progress in poverty reduction, with the poor and the vulnerable suffering most in terms of losses to crops, livestock, property, and housing; and reduced income opportunities. The flood and cyclone impact is likely to put pressure on external and domestic balances. The pressure on the current account will amplify, requiring additional assistance to reduce the external financing gap. Pressure on the fiscal balance will increase because of the rise in expenditures for relief efforts; expansion of food-assisted safety nets; and imports of food grains and agricultural inputs, particularly seeds and fertilizer.

Development Impact

Contribute to quick restoration of economic activities in 51 districts for about 25 million people seriously affected by the floods and cyclone.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Restore economic and social activities in flood and cyclone affected areas for about 25 million people, and reduce damage from subsequent floods and cyclones.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Part A: Quick-Disbursing Component. High unexpected expenditures by the Government for flood- and cyclone-related recovery and rehabilitation efforts are partially financed Part B: RuralInfrastructure Rural infrastructure rehabilitated; Part C: Municipal Infrastructure Rehabilitated municipal roads,drains, bridges, and culverts. Rehabilitated municipal footpaths, and drains in slums Part D: Roads Rehabilitated national, regional, and district roads and bridges Part E: Water Resources Rehabilitated flood control, drainage, and irrigation facilities
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Complied. This project is closed effective 20 April 2011 but showing as an active loan due to non effectivity of closing of its parallel OFID's loan 8209 account.
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2011 Mar 15
Consulting Services
The Project will require 178 person-months of international consulting and 1,905 person-months of national consulting services to assist the EAs in overall implementation and ensuring resistant quality of civil works, governance, risk management and assessment support, and other related areas. In addition, a TA team consisting of two national individual consultants working in parallel, a financial management specialist for 24 person-months and a civil engineer for 24 person-months, will be required. Consulting firms were, and individual consultants will be, recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangement satisfactory to ADB for engaging national consultants. Considering the urgency and the need to expedite project implementation, consulting firms were engaged through single source selection procedures as provided for under the Guidelines. At the request of the Borrower, ADB assisted in selection of the consulting firms.
Subprojects will be identified during implementation. The flexibility provided in ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy will be used where applicable. National procurement of civil works will follow the Government's Public Procurement Regulations (2003) and Public Procurement Act 2006 and ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. This will not preclude international contractors participating in the bidding.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 26 Feb 2008
Fact-finding 27 Feb 2008 to 10 Mar 2008
Management Review Meeting 15 Aug 2008
Approval 03 Feb 2009


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Grant 0146 03 Feb 2009 03 Feb 2009 03 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2011 06 Jun 2011


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
03 Sep 2015 Grant 0146 23,365 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
03 Sep 2015 Grant 0146 23,365 0 97.00%

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2409 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Loan 8233
Grant 0146 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Loan 8239
Grant 0110

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Mohammad Nazrul Islam (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Roads and Highways Department
Mr. Shamsul Alam

Bangladesh Water Development Board
Md. Sirajul Islam

Local Government Engineering Department
Md. Wahidur Rahman

Finance Division, MOF (EA)


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