The technical assistance (TA) is included in the country operations business plan, 2017 2019 for Bangladesh. A fact-finding mission was not fielded as sufficient information has been gathered for TA processing. The TA is required to support the preparation of the Ganges-Kobadak Irrigation Modernization Project (GKIMP) which is listed in the country operations business plan, 2017 2019 for Bangladesh for Board consideration in 2019.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The GKIMP is the continuation of ADB engagement to support Bangladesh in increasing the productivity and sustainability of large scale irrigation. The proposed GKIMP aims to modernize the Ganges-Kobadak Irrigation Project (GKIP) infrastructure and establish performance-based irrigation management and agriculture support services through private sector participation.
The GKIMP feasibility studies and detailed designs are financed under the on-going Loan 3135-BAN: Irrigation Management Improvement Project (IMIP). The feasibility study is well advanced and will be completed by December 2016. The detailed design is planned to be completed by late 2017. The TA is required to undertake due diligences on the outputs produced by the project consultants, support ADB project team with preparing the project processing documentation and support the executing agency in meeting project readiness criteria for Board consideration.
GKMIP outcome and outputs achieved in a timely and efficient manner
The TA is expected to be implemented over a period of 24 months, tentatively from 31 January 2017 to 31 January 2019. A total of 13 person-months of consulting services will be provided, of which 7 person-months will be international consultants and 6 person-months national consultants.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
Responsible ADB Officer Cauchois, Arnaud M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Bangladesh Water Development Board
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