According to the AIIB, the objective of the proposed project is to improve cross-border connectivity between Bangladesh and India via a safe and efficient road link between Sylhet and Tamabil. The proposed project will result in: (a) reduced travel time for through traffic users (b) reduced number of traffic accidents and (c) increased number of populations with access to paved roads. Other intermediate indicators and the results monitoring framework to monitor the project progress and outcomes will be developed and finalized during appraisal.
Project components include:
1. Construction works. The project will support construction of road works, traffic engineering works and tolling facilities, e.g., installation of traffic management equipment and traffic surveillance, roadside service facilities, tolling and communication systems.
2. Consulting services. This component is comprised of two subcomponents, (a) for the project road, detailed design enhancements and construction supervision of the project and (b) for selected priority roads of Roads and Highways Department (RHD) network,feasibility studies (FS), environmental and social safeguards and preliminary designs.
3. Operation and Maintenance. This component will support the purchase essential equipment for RHD to introduce new technologies to improve O&M supply chain for Sylhet Division area.This essential equipment will also support private sector contractors and local communities to improve the efficiency and quality of maintenance works.
4. Project management supports and capacity building. This component is comprised of the project management costs of the project implementation unit. The project will also support the training, capacity building and institutional development of RHD for operating, managing and maintaining the RHD networks of the project division areas
Government of Bangladesh US$ 167 million
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.
The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.