Progress (up to September 2018)
The consultant’s contract was signed on 31 May 2017, and the national experts mobilized in June. The team leader and few other international experts joined in July.
The Consultant submitted the Inception Report on 14 August 2017 which was followed by a workshop held on 11 September, 2017 at BWDB Conference Room. The final version of the Inception Report has been submitted on 27 September 2017, incorporating the comments received. BWDB approved the Inception Report on 6 November 2017. ADB approved verbally on 30 October 2017 and in March 2018 in writing (see Aide Memoire of Loan Review Mission, March 2018).
The overall project progress as per PAM is estimatedat 32.8%, see Appendix-15. The overall project progress is graphically presented in Figure-1. Financial progress achieved up to September 2018 is Tk.5436.01 lac, i.e.11.3%, see Figure-2.
Consultant's activity & Tasks:
|Task||Major activities||Progress during the quarter|
|Task 1: |
A. Preparation of IWMP for four subprojects.
B. Preparation of feasibility studies for two areas in Gopalganj district
|(i) Preparation of IWMP for two subprojects (Purulia-Charbhatpara & Bamankhali-Barnali) is to be implemented under additional financing;|
(ii) IWMP for two subprojects (Arol Beel & Sunamukhi-Banmander is to be prepared for implementation by future projects.
(iii) Feasibility Study be prepared to address drainage congestion in Tungipara and Kotalipara Upazilas of Gopalganj district
|(i) Topographical and Household surveys (HHS) are ongoing. The HHS for Bamankhali-Barnali was completed. Ground Control Points (GCPs) for the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) are being leveled-in, but progress is hampered by monsoon rains. Beel gauges have been installed in the field and are being monitored for determining pre-project flood water levels.|
(ii) GCPs are being leveled-in in for Arol Beel, but there was no progress during the monsoon rains. Work in Sunamukhi-Banmander was put on hold after it was found that the surface area is 48,000 ha instead of 9,000 ha as stated in the PAM. This will be discussed with ADB.
(iii)GCPs have been leveled-in and DTM will be prepared soon Seven gauges are being monitored.
|Task 2: |
A. WMO/SIP development in nine subproject areas, and
B. follow-up capacity development of existing WMOs in the Narail and Chenchuri Beel subproject areas
|For nine implementation subprojects:|
(i) Support of social mobilization for formation of WMOs
(ii)Institutional capacity development of WMOs, including WMO operation, O&M of structures, agriculture, fisheries, business development, livelihood improvement, and income generation activities
(iii) SIP preparation in 9 subprojects planned for implementation consisting 22 Sub Units (WMA areas).
For Narail and Chenchuri Beel subprojects:
(i) Follow-up institutional capacity development of WMOs
(ii) Support WMOs for operationalize the annual O&M fund collection system
|For implementation subprojects|
(i) Selection of Executive Committees progressed from 87 to 110 out of /113 during the quarter. WMG membership increased from 35,494 (20,572 female) in June to 38,944 (22,582) in September.
(ii) No training was imparted to WMOs during the quarter, but all 106 SFs, CFs have received 3-day training on agricultural and fisheries development.
(iii)The number of SIP chapters drafted increased from 22 to 47 out of 63 for batch-1 during the quarter, with 5 out of 9 reports compiled.
For existing WMOs in Narail and Chenchuri Beel subprojects
(i) Re-registration increased from 78 in June to 84 in September
(ii) Collection of O&M funds and Savings is progressing. The number of Collective Actions is 39 for fisheries, 25 for agriculture, and 15 for Income Generation, involving 8458 participants (3525 female) in 45/102 WMOs.
|Task 3: |
Rehabilitation and construction of water management infrastructure in the nine subproject areas
|(i) Detailed design|
(ii) Support for tender procedures
(iii) Preparation and update of resettlement plans
(iv)Construction supervision, including monitoring of the environment management plan and resettlement plan implementation
(v) Preparation of O&M and LCS manuals
|(i) Total and construction progress of Civil Works is estimated at 17% and 2% respectively, see text para 3.4 for overview of status of Civil Works|
(ii) Value of tendered Civil Works is Tk 115 crore (58% of project total) Bids for another Tk 27 crore are under evaluation. Field implementation has started for RBP works in Purulia-Charbhatpara subproject area.
(iii) A Resettlement Plan has been endorsed by ADB for the alignment for Retired Embankment at Alfadanga. A Land Acquisition Plan (2.75 ha) has been prepared and submitted to DC for the same. No DLAC has yet been formed.
For re-sectioning of embankment in Kalidaskhali-Arpara subproject, no land acquisition will be required.
(iv) Instructions have been issued to RBP works in Purulia. No other works are in progress (except office in Faridpur)
|Task 4: |
Supporting institutional capacity strengthening of BWDB and supporting agencies for participatory water resources planning and management
|(i) Training (abroad) for BWDB and line agencies,|
(ii) Upgrading MIS (BWDB) and Database (WMOs)
(iii) Capacity development support for OWCM and Audit Directorate of BWDB
|(i) No officials have been trained abroad during this quarter.|
(ii) A draft TOR for outsourcing MIS programming is nearing completion
(iii) The draft report on staffing for OCWM and DoAhas been revised. Very minor comments have been received.
Overview of Civil Works Plan, based on approved DPP:
Based on Approved DPP, Planned Program for Civil Works Implementation
DPP Provision of Civil Works
Construction of Civil works
|Re-excavation of drainage khal|
131.08 km tendered.
Total 23 Packages ( 11 package awarded, 9 packages tender received and evaluation going on)
1 Package - Awarded
1 Package - NOA issued
|PMO building at Faridpur|
Work in progress
Water Control Structures /Other Structures (Rehab Regu 43, New Regu 5, lnlet&outlet93, Check& Other Structure 8, FootBridge/Culvert 13, Arsenic free drinking Tube-well 78 and WMO office building 78).
New inlet outlet-3,
Rehab inlet outlet-13
Design of 3 new regulators in progress
Tender documents lying with ADB for concurrence
|ImprovementofWaterManagementSystem Under NSP & CBSP|
Follow up action in progress
|Bituminous carpeting road|
|O & M during construction|
|River Bank Protection in PC sub-project|
Work in progress (3 packages)
WMO/SIP Development Progress:
- The new delineation of WMO boundaries on the map has been completed for all new WMGs; the total number has come to 113.
- Two WMG Executive Committees have been formed in September, bringing the total to 110/113.
- Enrolment of members of WMGs continues and increased from 38,760 (22,483 female) in August to 38.944 (22,582 female) in September. The overall target numbers are 47,097 (14,132 female).
- The details of WMO is available in this page.
- The SIP formulation progress is about 75%
- Manual has been completed on improved fish and golda farming including FSF, Collective Activity, FFD, nutritive values of small indigenous fishes and business plan;
- The household survey in Kalidaskhali-Arpara subunits 3 & 4 is progressing.