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S ite Assessment To Set-up A SEZ In Noakhali District

Assignment name: Site Assessment To Set-up A SEZ In Noakhali District Approx. value of the contract (in current US$ or Euro): -
Location within country: 6 Different Districts In Bangladesh Duration of assignments (months): 3
Name of the Client: Total No. of staff-months of the assignment: 11
Address: World Bank Bangladesh Office Approx. value of the services provided by your firm under the contract (in US$ currency equivalent): -

Start date (month/year): 2008-12-01 00:00:00

Completion date (month/year): 2009-03-03 00:00:00

No. of professional stuff-months provided by associated Consultants: 5
Name of associated Consultants, if any: N/A

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Project Architect: Mr. Alamgir Kabir Dewan

Project Consultant: Mr. M. Zakir Hossain

Project Engineer: Dr. Mustafa M. Kamal

Narrative Description of Project: Government of Bangladesh was contemplating the establishment of an economic zone in the district of Noakhali (Chor Shuborno, Chor Jobbar, and Hatiya upazillas), in South-East Bangladesh, based on public-private partnership arrangement. As requested by the GOB, IFC- BICF contracted Young Consultants to carry detailed site evaluation of the site. Young Consultants exercise was aimed at providing crucial information, which was necessary in determining the parameters of the pre-feasibility study of the proposed SEZ in Noakhali. Services provided f within the assignment: Reviewed background information of the site like Visit the site and examined its location, size and area, the context surrounding the site, on and off-site infrastructure, environmental and social issues, identify any fatal flaws (“deal-breakers” that are impossible or financially prohibitive to mitigate and would eliminate the site from consideration) , Review the context surrounding of the site, Assessed the site, Identified the environmental issues for the site, Assessed the social aspects of the site and its surrounding area, Met with government officials, Final Site Assessment Report