Jamuna River Economic Corridor Development Program (WB-P172499)

  • Bangladesh
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Specific Location
Jamuna river
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Voting Date
Aug 31, 2021
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Dec 12, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 29, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the bank's documents, the proposed project will create a navigation channel in Jamuna River in the 205 km stretch between Sirajganj and the Indian border, and to create river-based opportunities for economic growth.

"The first phase will focus on four components: (1) Riverbank protection and river training: pilot-level, scaled-down river training structures, such as temporary top-blocked permeable groins and riverbank revetments (revetment by geo-bags, concrete cubes etc.), 2D and 3D modeling, and onsite pilots of new river training technology (e.g. permeable groins) that may be scaled up in the program next phases; (2) Navigation channel development: hydrographic survey and chart updating, aids to navigation, preparation of a Jamuna River Navigation Master Plan and a Resource Management and Operation Plan; (3) Disaster risk financing: Risk financing solutions with clear triggers and preidentified disbursement channels will be developed through a grant from the Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF). Phase 1 will set up the Government’s chosen instrument for disaster risk financing; and (4) Institution building and project management: developing a DSS, establishing a Bilateral Navigation Facilitation Committee, delivering core training to key government officials on innovations in river training, dynamic navigation, E&S (including capacity building of the IAs), and collaboration. Program management activities on fiduciary, E&S, and O&M will be supported as well.

Phase 2 will scale up all the four components of Phase 1, specifically: (a) scaling up the river protection/training works based on the testing performed at pilot level in Phase 1; and (b) introducing financing for performance-based dredging contracts, informed by the aids to navigation from Phase 1, and based on lessons learned from ongoing dredging contracts in Jamuna (India-Bangladesh Line of Credit) as well as from other dredging contracts piloted elsewhere (e.g. Bangladesh Regional Waterway Transport Project 1, which currently finances dredging in Chittagong-Dhaka-Ashuganj IWT Corridor and associated routes)"

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World Bank
Ahmed Shawky M. Abdel Ghany, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist
+1-202-473-1712, ashawky@worldbank.org
Ye-Rin Um, Financial Specialist
+1-202-458-5808, yrum@worldbank.org
Rajesh Rohatgi, Senior Transport Specialist
5764+4214, rrohatgi@worldbank.org

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Water Resources


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