Supporting COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project (ADB-54173-002)

  • Bangladesh
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Dec 7, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Bangladesh
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 20, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Dec 7, 2020

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Project Description
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The technical assistance (TA) will provide capacity building and implementation support to expedite the implementation of ongoing project, Loan 3918-BAN: COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance Project; develop automated medicines and equipment procurement and logistics management system; establish effective monitoring and evaluation system; and support medium to long term efforts to build health system capacity to respond quickly and flexibly to prevent and contain future emergencies. In addition, the TA will provide additional technical support for the development of future investment projects by ADB to help the government for meeting its long-term needs for strengthening the health systems including communicable disease prevention and control.

The TA will provide consulting and logistic support to the government that is currently overburdened with responding to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The TA will prioritize implementing the project activities and achievement of the project's intended results areas in a smooth and timely manner. The TA will carry out need analysis, design, procure and install a distributed stores automation (DSA) system for central medical stores depot (CMSD), for a robust database platform which will have real-time links to the medical stores at each of the district level hospitals and have inter-operability with country's other health information systems.


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Limbu, Tika R. (South Asia Department, Bangladesh Resident Mission) 

Project contacts not available at the time of disclosure.


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
52/3, New Eskaton Road
Ramna, Dhaka-1000


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