32467-013: Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development
Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
An initial environmental examination (IEE) has been prepared in accordance with ADB's Environmental Assessment Requirements and Environmental Review Procedures. The IEE finds that the Project will not create any significant changes in the social, physical, or biological environment. Construction related impacts will not be a major factor because most of the roads will follow existing allignments. An intital social assessment survey carrried out for ADB during project identification showed that the rural population in the CHT was likely to be among the poorest in Bangladesh. The Project is designed to have a measurable impact on reducing poverty in the rural areas through providing improved rural infrastructure, community facilities (about 40% of rural families) and will use a participatory process where beneficiaries will form part of all planning and implementing activities.
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