According to bank documents, the additional financing will expand the success of the current project to nearby geographical areas in the southwest of the country, aiming at enhancing the livelihood of the rural population by improving the productivity and sustainability of existing underperforming flood control, drainage, and irrigation (FCDI) schemes. It will address constraints on agriculture, fisheries, and livelihood development through holistic and participatory planning, development, and management of water and delivery of support services.
The project has 11 subprojects that cover a vast area of land in southwestern part of Bangladesh. The project is located in the northern part of southwestern region. The subprojects of SAIWRPMP are:
i. Beel Sukunia Subproject is located in Faridpur Sadar and Nagarkanda Upazila under Faridpur District;
ii. Daduria Beel Subproject is located in Boalmari Upazila under Faridpur District;
iii. Kandor Beel Subproject is located in Boalmari Upazila under Faridpur District;
iv. Alfadanga-Boalmari Subproject is located in Alfadanga Upazila under Faridpur District;
v. Chatlar-Fakurhat Subproject is located in Sadarpur and Bhanga Upazila under Faridpur District
vi. Kalidaskhali-Arpara Subproject is located in Shalikha Upazila under Magura District;
vii. Horai River Subproject is located in Rajbari Sadar, Baliakandi and Kalukhali Upazila under Rajbari District;
viii. Purulia- Charbhatpara Subproject is located in Kashiani Upazila under Gopalganj District;
ix. Bamonkhali-Barnali Subproject is located in Narail Sadar Upazila under Narail District, and Shalikha and Magura Sadar Upazila under Magira District;
x. Arol Beel Subproject is located in Chougacha, Jessore Sadar and Jhikorgacha Upazila under Jessore District;
xi. Sonamukhi- Bonmandar Subproject is located in Sharsha and Jhikorgacha Upazila under Jessore District.
The entire project requires re-sectioning of 72.8 km embankment and construction of 1.5 km new retired embankment; re-excavation of 344.5 km of khal and 1.04 km of river training work, constructing five (six vent-2, three vent-2, one vent-1) new and rehabilitating 43 regulators; rehabilitating 71 and constructing new 22 inlet-outlets; constructing eight new check and other structures; constructing 13 bridges/ culverts/ WRS; constructing 78 WMO offices and installing 78 tube wells.
According to bank documents, this project will be co-financed by the Government of the Netherlands:
Government of the Netherlands US$ 7.00 million
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