The Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP) aims to reduce poverty and increase incomes in rural coastal districts of Bangladesh by improving rural connectivity in a sustainable and “climate-proof” manner. The project involves investments in rural roads, bridges, culverts, cyclone shelters and markets, as well as knowledge management and capacity building efforts. The USD 150 million project is funded by the Government of Bangladesh, IFAD, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), through a combination of grants and loans. Activities include:
- Upgrading and climate proofing of 537 kilometers of rural roads.
- Upgrading and climate proofing of 3,050 meters of bridges and culverts.
- Upgrading 274 rural markets to meet climate resilient standards.
- Construction/improvement of 25 multipurpose cyclone shelters and 15 kilometers of access tracks.
- Construction of 5 animal shelters.
- Strengthening the management information system (MIS) and geographic information system (GIS) of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).
- Promoting inter-agency collaboration through a web-portal for learning and networking and the establishment of a community of practice.
- Raising the capacity of LGED staff and local government units to support development of climate resilient rural infrastructure.
Relationship to CSA
Project activities will increase the resilience of rural communities in target districts. By providing access to markets, the incomes and livelihoods of people within these districts are expected to improve as well.
Impact and lessons learned
It is expected that the project will improve the lives of 3.5 million poor men and women in 12 districts.
Project Summary. Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (formerly Climate Resilient Infrastructure Improvement in Coastal Zone Project).https://www-cif.climateinvestmentfunds.org/sites/default/files/Coastal%20Climate%20Resilient%20Infrastructure%20Project%20Summary.pdf This document is a project summary/program approval request for the climate resilience pilot project Coast Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project.
Asian Development Bank. 2015. Bangladesh: Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project.http://www.adb.org/projects/45084-002/main This project is proposed under the Government of Bangladesh's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR), prepared under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The PPCR is a part of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), to pilot and demonstrate ways to mainstream climate resilience in development planning and management. The SPCR was approved by the PPCR Sub-committee on 10 November 2010. Led by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, proposed investments in the Bangladesh SPCR will focus on improving coastal embankments, rural connectivity, water supply and sanitation, promoting public-private financing, and capacity building for mainstreaming climate resilience, and knowledge management.