World Bank is currently funding a regional infrastructure development program involving Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and potentially India. The proposed program, titled “BBIN Regional Transport and Trade Facilitation Program” adopts a Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA) and will be implemented in several phases over a period of 10-12 years. dRi-DSCL joint venture has been awarded by Bangladesh Land Port Authority (BLPA) for the preparation of E&S documents under World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and the 10 Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs) in it for the BBIN program of Phase 1. The funds have been drawn from the ongoing BRCP-1 and used to carry out feasibility studies, detailed designs as well as environmental and social impact assessments for the Component 2 by BLPA in Bangladesh. As part of this assignment dRi conducted 05 FGDs, 01 consultation meeting, 50 socioeconomic surveys in Burimari; 05 FGDs and 251 socioeconomic surveys in Bhomra; and 04 FGDs and 376 socioeconomic surveys in Benapole.
Serial No: 225
Theme: Environmental Socia Assessment and Management
Research Method: Mixed method
Partner: Bangladesh Land Port Authority (BLPA)
Starting Year: 2022
Study Area: Benapole, Bhomra and Burimari