Climate and Disaster Resilient Small-Scale Water Resources Management Project (ADB-53237-001)

  • Bangladesh
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 13, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 24, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The project will improve agricultural productivity and profitability through effective, participatory, and sustainable SSWR management within the selected project locations with the following outputs and interventions.

Output 1: participatory subproject development improved will (i) establish 150 new WMCAs; (ii) support institutional and WMCA skills development for efficient use of water management infrastructure inclusive of gender, social, climate and disaster resilience aspects; and (iii) support WMCAs with income-generating activities other than agriculture.

Output 2: small-scale water resources infrastructure with climate and disaster resilient features developed or enhanced will (i) develop 150 new climate- and disaster-resilient subprojects; and (ii) enhance about 400 existing WMCAs' infrastructure with climate and disaster resilient features to improve system performance through adaptive climate proofing and climate-smart low-cost investments and promoting adaptation and disaster resilience.

Output 3: Upazila- and WMCA-level value chain development activities prepared and implemented will increase the income of WMCAs by (i) building WMCAs' capacities to develop and implement business plans promoting climate resilient and market-driven crop diversification; and (ii) investing in the implementation of plans whose activities are linked to build and operationalize post-harvest management infrastructure such as processing and storage facilities, pack houses, and cold chains at Upazila- and WMCA-levels, and with food safety enhancement."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Olivier Drieu
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Local Government Engineering Department
Mr. Mhd. Nurul Islam, Project Director, SSWRSDP
LGED Bhaban (Level 6), Agargaon Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh


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