The CRDP II will support priority infrastructure investment to stimulate urban development and economic growth in the selected city regions of Dhaka and Khulna to fill the urban infrastructure gap. In Dhaka city region, CRDP II will improve urban connectivity in line with the recommendations of the Dhaka Structure Plan. In Khulna city region, CRDP II will support drainage, and sewerage and solid waste management. Furthermore, CRDP II will support the development of a physical and spatial plan of Khulna city region, similar to the plan prepared for Dhaka region under CRDP I. It will support strengthening of RAJUK and Khulna Development Authority for developing climate resilient urban planning involving efficient land use, and road network. It will also support the strengthening of the coordination mechanisms of various agencies involved in delivering climate- and disaster-resilient, inclusive, and environmentally sensitive infrastructure and basic services in these two city regions.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The City Region Development Project II (CRDP II) will build upon the achievements and lessons learned from the City Region Development Project I (CRDP I) to promote inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth in two city regions along Bangladesh's Southwest Economic Corridor (SWEC), which is one of the promising economic corridors of Bangladesh. Recognizing the economic potential of SWEC, the Government of Bangladesh has given high priority to develop the city regions of Dhaka and Khulna.
Growth potential enhanced, and climate resilience improved (Bangladesh Seventh Five-Year Plan, FY2016 FY2020)
An estimated 585 person-months of consulting services (90 person-months of international consultants and 495 person-months of national consultants) are required to (i) facilitate PDA project management and implementation, (ii) strengthen institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency, (iii) carry out detailed design and construction supervision, including monitoring for safeguards compliance, and (iv) provide institutional and capacity development programs. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality:-cost ratio of 90:10 and full-technical proposal.
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's procurement guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time)
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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