Bangladesh: Bangladesh City Inclusive Sanitation Project (AIIB-000553)

  • Bangladesh
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 2, 2024
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Bangladesh - Department of Public Health Engineering
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 250.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 2, 2024

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the Bank’s website, the objective of the Bangladesh City Inclusive Sanitation Project is to increase access to urban sanitation services in an inclusive manner in selected municipalities of Bangladesh.

The Project will help address gaps in sanitation service coverage in municipalities particularly in low-income communities and informal settlements that conventional sewer systems cannot reach. The Project will support different sanitation services depending on the specific needs of municipalities, which may include septic tank maintenance services, construction of communal sanitation facilities and public toilets, decentralized sewer systems, and wastewater treatment facilities. The Project will also support institutional and capacity building of project implementing agencies, development of sustainable operational models, and awareness building in beneficiary communities.

The Project will include the following components: Component 1 - Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement; Component 2 - Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building; and Component 3 - Project Management and Coordination.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The Project is being proposed to be Category B, considering it will finance wastewater treatment plants in decentralized locations, associated facilities, and the operation of sanitation systems. During the appraisal, the Project’s Categorization will be further reviewed and finalized following the feasibility studies; Environmental and Social (E&S) assessments, and site visits.

Investment Description
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Estimated total Project Cost: USD250 million.
Indicative financing plan: AIIB: USD200 million; Government of Bangladesh: USD50million

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Ronald Muana

Investment Operations Specialist – Water


Republic of Bangladesh

Md. Anwar Hossain

Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD)


Department of Public Health Engineering

Mahmud Kabir

Project Director, Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE)


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