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  Demand for Further Funds and Donors
The ULBs are showing interest to work with BMDF. They have placed hung demand for infrastructure development of there respective Pourashava. A large number of applications were received upto February 2013 from the intending ULBs asking for additional funding for projects. Such positive trend shows that 200 ULBs need  US$ 192 Million for infrastructural development. BMDF will welcome other donors if they come forward with the aid program in consideration of BMDF's performance of the past. Their participation in BMDF’s venture for a sustainable urban development in a populous country like Bangladesh would be very much appreciated with thanks and gratitude.

World Bank, so far, is the lone development partner of BMDF. BMDF has already been out to reach other development partners for expanding its area of work based on  the demand of different ULBs of the country. A comprehensive development proposal has been prepared for the next five years that focuses on the major areas of intervention for giving a good shape to the ULBs aiming at reduction of urban poverty, improvement of public health, conservation of environment, and raising the standard of living conditions of the urbanities. Keeping this vision in view, BMDF has formally submitted a Preliminary Development Project Proforma (DPPP) to the GoB. The Economic Relations Division the concerned body of the GoB has examined it and has accepted it in principle for development of the country. The GoB is now keen on finding out donors for the said purpose. The main development partners listed are: The World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Department for International Development (DFID), German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), World Health Organization (WHO), Australian Aid for International Development (AusAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

(a)       Project Name: Low-cost Housing with Renewable Energy Project for Poor People of Jessore, Faridpur and Kaliakoir Pourashavas.

This project was designed to provide low cost houses for low-income conservancy workers living at Jessore and Faridpur municipality and garments workers in Kaliakoir municipality area. The tentative cost for the project is BDT 1000 million. Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will provide fund for the project.

This project will undertake initiatives to supply energy through solar panel and from bio-gas plant. It will be operated by own income through utilization of market cum community center, fuel from  bio-gas plant and may also using sludge as compost. This project has been initiated as Pilot Project.

An IDB mission has appraised this project and has shown interest to invest in this project. BMDF is preparing the Development Project Proposal (DPP). It is hoped to implement this project in next year.

 

(b)      Project Name: Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure Improvement for Elementary Education, Primary Healthcare, Environment & Sanitation

There will be a number of sub-projects for improvement of primary education, health, environment and sanitation in 9 ULBs with the funding from the High Commission of India. The tentative cost for the project is BDT 245 million.

The project proposal has been prepared following prescribed format by the High Commission of India. The proposal has been sent to the administrative ministry for forwarding to ERD.


Demand for Further Funds


Sl No.

Component

Estimated Cost

Taka

US$

1.

Part A:

Infrastructure development in municipalities and City Corporations (including 3% incremental operational cost)

14656.90

198.06

2.

Part B:

Municipal income-generating project for 309 ULBs (including 3% incremental operational cost)

15313.66

206.94

3.

Part C:

Municipal infrastructure maintenance project (MIMP)

21654.72

292.63

4.

Part D:

Construction of a multipurpose office-building for BMDF

800.00

10.81

5

Part E:

Solid waste management in the urban areas (including 1.5% incremental operational cost)

24600.00

332.43

6

Part F:

Institutional capacity building and technical assistance (including 3% incremental operational cost)

450.00

6.08

7

Part G:

Solar LED street lighting for 64 ULBs (6 City Corporations + 58 district H/Qs) (including 3% incremental operational cost)

2822.20

38.13

8

Part H:

Construction of slaughter houses with modern & appropriate technology in 6 City Corporations (including 3% incremental operational cost)

618.00

8.35

9

Part I:

Digitalization of 6 City Corporations and 309 municipalities (including 3% incremental operational cost)

3419.60

46.21

10

For Part J:

Solar-based power supply to ULB office-buildings (Pilot-based 50 ULBs)

154.50

2.08

11

For Part K:

Preservation, development, and functioning of the environmental elements (such as water bodies, woods and forests, hills, etc.)

6180.00

83.51

12

For Part L:

Community-based infrastructure development plan and implementation (for 80 ULBs)

2472.00

33.40

13

Part M:

Municipal healthcare project (for A+ , A, and some B class ULBs)

2060.00

27.83

14

Part N: 

Water supply and sanitation service to educational institutions (for A+, A, and some B class ULBs)

1854.00

25.05

Total

97,055.58

1,311.51