LGED: Brief on city region development project

--Md. Ahsan Habib, Project Director

 

Executing Agency

Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) is the executing agency of the Project. LGED will be the Lead Agency of the Project. Subprojects will be implemented by Implementing Agencies (IAs). The Implementing agencies are: Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka South City Corporation, Gazipur City Corporation, Narayangonj City Corporation, Khulna City Corporation, RAJUK, LGED, DPHE and Pourashavas.

Location of the Project

Dhaka City Region and Khulna City Region

City Corporations (5 nos.)

Dhaka North, Dhaka South, Narayangonj, Gazipur and Khulna

Pourashavas (12 nos.)

Savar, Narsingdi, Kanchon, Kaliakoir, Singair, Sonargaon, Tarabo, Manikgonj, Nowapara, Mongla, Jhikargacha, and Jessore;

Urban Centres in the Upazilas (36 nos.)

Dhamrai, Keraniganj, Savar, Gazipur Sadar, Kaliakoir, Kaliganj, Sreepur, Araihazar, Sonargaon, Bandar, Rupganj, Narayanganj Sadar, Batiaghata, Dacope, Dighalia, Dumuria, Paikgacha, Phultala, Terokhada, Rupsa, Bagerhat, Fakirhat, Kachua, Morrelganj, Rampal, Mongla, Bagherpara, Jhikargacha, Keshapbur, Monirampur,  Sarsha, Koyra, Chitalmari, Mollahat, Sharankhola and Chowgacha.

Objective of the Project

The Project aims at enhancing growth potential and improving environmental sustainability of the target city regions through effective regional urban planning. The target city regions of the Project are Dhaka and Khulna city regions. It aims to promote improved urban environment and infrastructure services based on effective regional urban planning. To achieve these objectives, the Project will support:

i.    Development of key urban infrastructures, focusing on urban environment and local economic development;

ii.   Improvement of regional urban planning; and

iii.  Strengthening of municipal management and capacity for effective and sustainable urban development.

Physical Components of the Project

The Project consists of three components:

Component 1. Development of Urban Infrastructures;

Component 2: Improvement of Urban Planning; and

Component 3: Strengthening of Municipal Management and Capacity.

In addition to the above components, 2 (two) technical assistances (TAs) will be provided together with the project. The two TAs are: (1) TA on Energy Efficiency Improvement and (2) TA on Regional Planning and Governance Framework.

Project Cost

Total Cost : 130562.75 Lakh Taka (187.86 Million US$)

GOB         :  34941.12 Lakh Taka (50.275 Million US$)

Project Aid:  95621.63 Lakh Taka (137.585 Million US$)

mode of Financing

ADB: 84911.63 Lakh Taka (122.175 Million US$)

KfW : 10710 Lakh Taka (10.5 Million Euro)

GOB: 34941.13 Lakh Taka (50.275 Million US$)