NAMA Proposal for the railway sector in Bangladesh

General Information of the NAMA

General Information
Country Bangladesh
National implementing entity (NAMA owner) Bangladesh Railway
Development stage Development of initial concept
International partners Asian Development Bank (ADB), Nordic Development Bank (NDB)
Total costs USD 1 million
Duration 2014-2018
Scope of the NAMA
Type of NAMA  Not known
Type of action Project
Scope of action National
Type of approach  Not known
Transport mode Rail Sector

The project will support the Bangladesh Railway (BR) to develop a NAMA proposal to be registered under the United National Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) NAMA registry. It will support the implementation of the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation Railway Connectivity: Akhaura–Laksam Double Track Project.

A Capacity Development Technical Assistance (CDTA) has been designed including two components: (i) project implementation support component, which will be funded by ADB, and (ii) climate mitigation funding component, which will be funded by NDF. The overall expected outcome of the latter component is:

  1. A NAMA proposal for the rail sector
  2. A study on fossil fuel subsidy reform
  3. A financing plan for the NAMA
  4. Final NAMA report registered with the UNFCCC
  5. Establishment of a carbon footprint unit within BR

Since Bangladesh borders India and Myanmar and is close to the landlocked countries of Bhutan and Nepal, it has the potential to become a transport and transshipment centre for the sub-region. This NAMA seeks to help the national economy and boost subregional trade by further improving the country’s railways.

Financing:

Costs
Total costs USD 1 million
Funder Asian Development Bank (ADB), Nordic Development Bank (NDB)

The linked CDTA is estimated to cost USD 1 million of which USD 0.6 million will be financed by ADB and USD 0.4 million by NDF (EUR 300,000). The overall South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Railway Connectivity: Akhaura–Laksam Double Track Project is estimated to cost approximately USD 805 million.

 

Contact and resources:

Contact: transfer@giz.de

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