Health and Gender Support Project for Cox's Bazar district (WB-P171648)

  • Bangladesh
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Specific Location
Cox's Bazar
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 19, 2020
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 13, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 9, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "the project development objective is to improve the access to and utilization of Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) response services among the host and the displaced Rohingya population (DRP) in Cox’s Bazaar district. These include community clinics (CC), union level facilities (UHFWC), Upazilla health complexes (UzHC), family planning centers and District Sadar hospital (DSH). The proposed project aims to enhance the quality and accessibility of environment and social services within the project area."

The project will involve minor repair and renovation for the CCs, UHFWC, UzHC, DSH, OCC as well as setting up of two to three new One-Stop Crisis Cells at selected Upazillas. Provision of water supply, sanitation (including toilets) and power supply at these health clinics will also be upgraded to ensure requirements to provide services.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Bushra Binte Alam
Senior Health Specialist
Telephone No:5764+4350

Sabah Moyeen
Senior Social Development Specialist
Telephone No:5764+4313


Borrower: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh

Borrower: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Healthand Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh



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