Dhaka Water Supply Network Improvement (ADB-47254-003)

  • Bangladesh
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 24, 2016
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 275.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 21, 2016

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Project Description

The proposed project aims to improve the water supply system in the country's capital, Dhaka, by making it more reliable, sustainable, and climate-resilient. It will consolidate and enhance the gains made in the efficiency of the water distribution network achieved under two ongoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects, and improve the service delivery and the capacity of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA).


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)

According to the bank documents, this project will be co-financed by the Agence Francaise de Developpement and European Investment Bank:
Loan 3397-BAN: Dhaka Water Supply Network Improvement
Ordinary capital resources US$ 275.00 million
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 128.00 million
European Investment Bank US$ 44.00 milliiom

Contact Information

Executing Agencies
Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
98 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue,
Kawran Bazar,


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