According to the bank's website, "The proposed project will take a holistic approach to improve livelihoods and sustainable use of natural resources in the CHT. It will do so by addressing selected deficiencies in all five forms of capital that are lacking in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). Specifically, the project will address physical capital by improving roads and bridges, water supply and sanitation and irrigation schemes, market facilities, and providing agricultural equipment. It will build human capital by improving vocational skills in the rural non-farm sector related to agriculture value chains and developing capacity of the CHT institutions and stakeholders. Social capital will be improved by strengthening the local government institutions to continue the system of participatory planning and implementation of subprojects that has been established under the Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project. Natural capital will be improved by supporting the restoration of critical watersheds through village community forest management and implementing several pilot projects in rural solid waste management. Finally, financial capital will be improved by enhancing fund flow arrangements for disbursement of annual development plan funds and leveraging private investment in basic agro-processing facilities. Subprojects will be selected through an inclusive and bottom-up approach based on community stated priorities."
Responsible ADB Officer Ranawana, Sanath
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad, Building No. 4 (6th floor)
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