Accordiding to ADB, the knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) through this project will support climate-resilient and balanced urban development in Bangladesh through (i) identification of strategic city regions with high growth potential and vulnerability to climate change impacts; (ii) preparation of holistic development plans for identified strategic city regions; and (iii) strengthening the institutional capacity of relevant authorities to build livable cities that are competitive, inclusive, sustainable, and climate and disaster resilient. The Government of Bangladesh requested the TA, which is consistent with the Eighth Five Year Plan, July 2020 - June 2025 and supports the country partnership strategy for Bangladesh, 2021 - 2025 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The TA will have the following outcome: climate-resilient, balanced, inclusive, and sustainable urban infrastructure in strategic city regions improved. The outcome supports the government’s past and ongoing efforts to sustain national economic growth and reduce the poverty rate.
ADB will administer the TA and the Local Government Engineering Department under Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co- operatives will be the executing and implementing agency of the TA. The Urban Development and Water Division of ADB’s South Asia Department will carry out TA administration, supervision, implementation oversight, and communication with consultants and stakeholders. The Local Government Engineering Department, as the executing and implementing agency, will implement the TA and be accountable for the TA outputs. A consulting firm specialized in urban planning and development will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection with a 90:10 quality– cost ratio.
The TA financing amount is $750,000, which will be financed on a grant basis by ADB’s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-7). The TA will have an estimated climate financing for adaptation of $35,000 to cover costs of training, seminars, and conferences.
The government will provide counterpart support in the form of counterpart staff, office accommodation, office supplies, data and information, and other in-kind contributions.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nam, Jaemin|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Local Government Engineering Department|
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