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Resettlement Planning Document

Resettlement Plan Document Stage: Draft for Consultation Project Number: 38164 December 2009

BAN: Natural Gas Access Improvement Project

Prepared by Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services

The resettlement plan is a document of the borrower. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of ADBs Board of Directors, Management, or staff, and may be preliminary in nature.

SHORT RESETTLEMENT PLAN FOR SOUTHWEST REGION GAS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PROJECT

SHORT RESETTLEMENT PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Abbreviations.. Executive Summary .. Section A: Description of the Project............... Section B : Scope of Land Acquisition & Impacts . Section C: Measures to minimize impacts... Section D: Objectives of the Short Resettlement Plan.. Section E: Socioeconomic Profile of the Affected Households.

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Section F: Gender Impacts & Mitigative Measures Section G: Resettlement Principles & Policy Framework. Section H: Cut off Date. Section I: Stakeholder Participation & Disclosure of the Resettlement Plan Section J: Implementation Arrangements & Grievance Redressal... Section J: Cost Estimate & Budget . Section K: Implementation Schedule. Section L: Monitoring & Evaluation.

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ADB AH APs BBS DC DPGBPBU

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Asian Development Bank Affected Household Affected Persons/People Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Deputy Commissioner Dakkhin Paschimanchal Gas Bitoran Prokalpa Bastabayan Unit

EA FGD GOB GRC GTCL HDD IOL LA LPG NGO PD ROW RP R&R Tk

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Executing Agency Focus Group Discussion Government of Bangladesh Grievance Redressal Committee Gas Transmission Co. Ltd. Horizontal Directional Drilling Inventory of Loss Land Acquisition Liquefied Petroleum Gas Non Governmental Organization Project Director Right of Way Resettlement Plan Resettlement and Rehabilitation Taka Bangladeshi Currency

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Short Resettlement Plan


1. Description of the Project : Unavailability of natural gas over time has retarded the normal economic growth of the southwestern region of Bangladesh. It has become an utmost necessity to distribute transmitted natural gas in this region specially to feed the industrial, commercial and domestic needs. In order to address this crisis, Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) has undertaken the Southwest Region Gas Distribution Network Project for construction of 165 km 20 dia 1000 psig gas transmission line to facilitate the flow of natural gas in this region. The pipeline will be laid along the road side from Bheramara to Khulna covering the 5 districts of Khulna Division Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Jhenaidah, Kushtia. Distribution network of transmission line in the project can be seen in the table below.
SL No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Name of Towns Bagerhat Jessore Jhenaidaha Kaliganj Khulna Fatulla Kushtia Bheramara Mongla Noapara Total Length of Pipelines (km) 45 165 24 6 395 19 160 12 55 20 901

2. Land Acquisition and Displacement : The distribution pipeline along with two feeder transmission lines will follow the right of way (ROW) of the existing roads belonging, mainly, to the pourashavas/city corporation. There will be no land acquisition and therefore no land of private owners will be affected. Although there will be no affected person (AP) losing own land, some small number of squatters/informal settlers encroaching the right of way (ROW) are likely to suffer temporary displacement . Nine households comprising of 52 persons, mainly comprising of squatters squatting along the road on the right of way (ROW), will suffer temporary displacement as a result of the Project. All the nine affected structures comprise of wooden kiosks and mostly temporary/kutcha structures located along the road and the impact incurred by them would be in terms of disruption of business for a week during the laying of the pipeline. These are mainly commercial units operating on the side of the road. The commercial units temporarily affected by the project include slaughter shops, tea stalls as well as shop selling pottery. All these kiosks will be temporarily shifted and will be re-shifted back on their previous location within a week. Hence there would be no long term impacts on their asset or income. The only impact experience non-severe impacts likely to arise from shifting and re-shifting of temporary sheds for short duration. 3. Significance of Impact & Resettlement Plan : It is clear that the project will not require any compulsory acquisition of private land and other assets, and the impact on affected persons (APs) will be non-severe. In accordance with the ADBs policy on Involuntary Resettlement, the present document therefore has been prepared as a short Resettlement Plan (RP). The RP will be concerned only with procedures for financial compensation of APs to address those non-severe short duration impacts likely to arise from shifting and re-shifting of temporary shops/structures for a week or so. There are no indigenous people (tribal or ethnic minority) with the AP population and there are no

vulnerable group, women, CPR to suffer any significant impact due to construction of the transmission line. 4. Affected Households : Census survey identifies (shown in the table below), a total of 9 shops owned by the squatters in Khulna and Jessore will be affected for the time being due to shifting from the right of way of the road alignment.
Sl No 1 2 Name of City/Town Khulna Jessore Total No of Households Affected 5 4 9 Total Number of Person Affected 32 20 52

5. Compensation for APs : Compensation and entitlements have been identified based on impacts and losses under the project. Affected households by location and type can be seen in the following table along with the level of their compensation.
District : Khulna, Upazila : Batiaghata, Union : Jalma Affected Squatters SL No. Name of APs Fathers Name Location of the affect 1. Md. Khalil Mia Md. Haque Mia Rupsa Approach Road (Mayouri River) 2. As above 3. As above 4. As above 5. As above Total District : Jessore, Upazila : Jessore (Pourashava) Affected Squatters 6. Sulaiman Ismail Daratana Bridge 7. Anwar Hossain A. Mannan As above 8. Jahangir Bara Pahari As above Hossain 9. Kalu Mia A. Matin As above Total
Source : HCL Survey in January 2009

Type of Damage Shop

Compensation (Tk.) 6,000.00

Shop Shop Shop Shop

3,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 5,500.00 20,500

Shop Shop Shop Shop

5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 20,000.00

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Consultation, Participation and Disclosure : The project ultimately has

avoided the process of land acquisition. However, the road alignments within the municipal area of the project towns will be affected for a short span of time. Consultations were carried out at municipalities, in the vicinity of project locations involving the gas users, Pourashava Mayor and Counselors, land owners, commercial and industrial enterprizes etc. The suggestions from the community were sought how best the affects could be mitigated. No resettlement action plan will be required for the project since there will be no land acquisition impact. One time payment will be made for nine persons located in some locations. However, consultation will be carried out with the community to resolve any issue that might crop up. 7. Eligibility Cut-off Date : As there is no land acquisition impact, it was felt not necessary to carry out any large scale video recording. However video recording was done in June (4 to 6), 2009 on the proposed roads which will be treated as cut-off date for establishing eligibility for assistance and compensation.

8. Cost Estimate and Budget : The total estimated cost for implementation of the RP is Taka 0.541 million (US$ 0.007952 million). The estimated budget includes the amount of compensation for the small number of squatters, cost of road repair and some amount as contingency to meet the expenses of activities like project disclosure, public consultations and focus group discussions, and monitoring and evaluation. 9. Implementation and Monitoring : The implementation of the project will mainly deal with compensation to be paid for cutting of roads. Only nine households will be paid shifting cost for transfer of the thatched shops during the normal implementation course of the project works. Day-to-day monitoring of RP implementation and impacts shall be the responsibility of the respective Project Director. The project, however, does not involve any rehabilitation. Thus, it is no longer necessary to speak on resettlement and relocation. 1. Description of the Project:

Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) has undertaken the Southwest Region Gas Distribution Network Project entailing construction of 165 km 20 dia 1000 psig gas transmission line from Bheramara to Khulna for facilitating supply of natural gas in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. This pipeline will be laid along the road side from Bheramara to Khulna, covering 5 districts of Khulna Division namely Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Jhenaidah, Kushtia. 2. Scope of Land Acquisition & Impacts:

The distribution pipeline along with two feeder transmission lines will follow the right of way (ROW) of the existing roads belonging, mainly to the municipalities/city corporation. Similarly, other project interventions such as construction of office buildings will be undertaken on already acquired land of GTCL and/or in other government land. The Project will hence entail no land acquisition and no impacts on private owners. Although there will be no titleholders incurring impacts, nine households comprising of 52 persons, mainly comprising of squatters squatting along the road on the right of way (ROW), will suffer temporary displacement as a result of the Project. All the nine affected structures comprise of wooden kiosks and mostly temporary/kutcha structures located along the road and the impact incurred by them would be in terms of disruption of business for a week during the laying of the pipeline. These are mainly commercial units operating on the side of the road. The commercial units temporarily affected by the project include slaughter shops, tea stalls as well as shop selling pottery. All these kiosks will be temporarily shifted and will be re-shifted back on their previous location within a week. Hence there would be no long term impacts on their asset or income. The only impact experience non-severe impacts likely to arise from shifting and re-shifting of temporary sheds for short duration. No Common Property Resources (CPR) will be affected as a result of the Project except for the road along which the pipeline would be laid. This road will be temporarily affected during the digging. However the Project would ensure that no road stretch will remain dug for more than 2 days and the same is restored by the Project. 3. Objective of the Short Resettlement Plan (SRP)

Since it is clear that the project will not require any compulsory acquisition of private land and other assets, and the impact on local population will be insignificant, formulation of a full Resettlement Plan (RP) for the project is inappropriate. Given the number of APs and type of impacts, this project will only cause non-severe losses. Thus, in accordance with

ADB Policy on Involuntary Resettlement, a Short RP (SRP) has been prepared for the project, taking into account the magnitude of the impact 1 . This Short Resettlement Plan is prepared to deal with the limited aspects of impact resulting from the construction of the gas transmission line. The Plan provides an analysis of the impacts, identifies the nature and types of losses, and establishes an entitlement matrix as a guide to payments of assistance and resettlement benefits. The primary objective of this short RP is to restore the income and living standards of the affected persons (APs) within a short period of time without any disruptions in their own economic and social environment. The Plan has been prepared on the basis of findings of census survey and consultation with various stakeholders. 4. Gender Impact & Mitigative measures

Attempt was also made to assess the gender impacts of the Project during the census survey. The assessment did not bring forth any adverse impacts of the Project on women in particular. On the contrary, the Project is anticipated to benefit them indirectly by means of creating a healthier and cleaner environment (through residential gas supply provisions) thereby contributing towards the overall quality of life in their area. 5. Resettlement Principles and Policy Framework

The resettlement principles adopted for this Project recognize the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance of 1982 (Ordinance II of 1982), and the relevant Asian Development Banks (ADB) policies and operations manuals, in particular the policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995), and Operations Manual F2 on Involuntary Resettlement. The resettlement principles adopted for the subproject shall comply with the social safeguard requirements of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The RP is based on the general findings of the census survey, field visits, and meetings with various project-affected persons in the project area. Taking into account the various losses, the RP provides for resettlement assistance to all affected persons (mainly non-titleholders) in form of a one-time assistance of Tk 5000. 6. Stakeholder Participation and Disclosure of SRP

Local level stakeholders were consulted in the project area during SRP preparation. The short RP will be translated into Bangla and will be disclosed to the affected people by the Executing Agency (EA) prior to loan negotiation. Copies of the short RP will also be made available at the local level public offices to stakeholders for local inputs prior to award of civil work contract. The final RP will also be disclosed on the ADB Website and Petrobangla/ website. 7. Implementation Arrangements, Schedule & Grievance Redressal

The Sunderbangs gas company Ltd (SGCL) of Petrobangla will be the Executing Agency (EA) for the Project. The Resettlement Unit (RU) within the SGCL will have the primary responsibility of the RP implementation. The RU will have a full time Resettlement Officer (RO) reporting to Project and will be responsible for RP implementation.
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The Operation Manual of ADB states that the projects incurring significant resettlement require the preparation of a full RP. Significant is defined as : 200 or more people will experience major impacts, which are defined as (i) being physically displaced from housing; or (ii) losing 10 per cent or more of their productive assets (income generation). Given the number of APs and impacts type, this project will only cause non-severe losses [less than 200 AP], and therefore only a short RP has been prepared for the project.

A Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) will be established at the Project level with the primary objective of providing a mechanism to mediate conflict and disputes concerning resettlment assistance as well as any Project related grievances. The GRC will be constituted with the commencement of the Project construction and will provide people, who might have objections or concerns about their assistance or the Project, a public forum to raise their objections and through conflict resolution, address these issues adequately. The committee, would comprise of City Mayors, of local NGOs, representatives of concerned line agencies/departments.

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Cost Estimate and Budget

The total estimated cost for implementation of the RP is Taka 0.541 million (US$ 0.007952 million). The estimated budget includes the amount of assistance for the squatters, cost of road repair and some amount as contingency to meet the expenses of activities like project disclosure, public consultations and focus group discussions, and monitoring and evaluation. 9. Monitoring & Evaluation

The RP will have both internal and external monitoring. Internal Monitoring will be a regular activity for the Resettlement Unit (RU), which will oversee the timely implementation of R&R activities. The RU will conduct regular internal monitoring of resettlement implementation and prepare quarterly progress reports for submission to ADB. An independent agency/monitoring expert will be engaged by the EA in agreement with ADB to undertake two quarterly external monitoring of the subproject implementation. This expert will submit its reports two quarterly via EA to ADB.

Short Resettlement Plan (SRP) A. Description of the Project

1. Khulna division is one of the most important industrial regions in the country. However, the unavailability of natural gas has retarded the normal economic growth of the region. Lack of gas supply has affected the optimum development & functioning of the existing power plants, industries, commercial and domestic end users including transport vehicles. Due to this, it has become an utmost necessity to distribute transmitted natural gas in this large area to feed the industrial, commercial, and domestic needs. 2. In this background, Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) has undertaken the Southwest Region Gas Distribution Network Project entailing construction of 165 km 20 dia 1000 psig gas transmission line from Bheramara to Khulna for facilitating supply of natural gas in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. In order to make optimum use of the distribution system and feeding the needs of the region, the Dakshin Pashimanchal Gas Bitoron Prokalpa Bastabayan Unit (DPGBPBU) has drawn a plan of developing distribution network in the region covering important towns and industrial areas in the region. A Project Location Map has been given in Figure 1.1 showing towns to be covered under gas distribution network.

3. The project area is located in the 5 districts of Khulna Division, covering the town areas of Bheramara, Kushtia, Jhenaidah, Jessore, Kaliganj, Basundia, Noapara, Fultala, Gilatola Cantonment, Daulatpur, Khalishpur, Zoragate, Boyra, Khulna Shipyard, Khulna, Bagerhat and Mongla. The geographic coverage of the project along with the quantum of work to be undertaken in each town is illustrated in Table 1.2 below. Table 1.2: Geographic Distribution of Transmission line in the Project Area S.No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Name of Towns Bagerhat Jessore Jhenaidaha Kaliganj Khulna Fatulla Kushtia Bheramara Mongla Noapara Total Length of Pipelines (km) 45 165 24 6 395 19 160 12 55 20 901 kms

4. In keeping with ADBs loan procedure; this Short Resettlement Plan (RP) has been prepared for the construction of the Southwest Region Gas Distribution Network Project from Behramara to Khulna. This short RP, identifies the broad scope of the Project and outlines the policy, procedures for acquisition of land, compensation and other assistance measures for affected persons and institutional requirements for this subproject under the loan 5. The DPGBPBU of Petrobangla will be the Executing Agency (EA) for the Project and would be responsible for implementation of the Project through its Gas Transmission Co. Ltd., with financial assistance from ADB. B. Scope of Land Acquisition & Impacts

6. Development in the southwestern region of Bangladesh has long been impaired for want of a reliable local source of energy. The fuel for power generation and industrial use is met by importing fuel from abroad. Many running industries have gone out of operation and many industries are limping for want of economic source of energy. This development intervention will bring bright prospect for the existing and new power plants, industries and commercial and domestic consumers of the project area, in turn helping in revival of the industries which became sick out of in availability of reliable power source. This will also help in the growth of new industries creating employment and thereby improving the overall quality of life of the people in the region. 7. The distribution pipeline along with two feeder transmission lines will follow the right of way (ROW) of the existing roads belonging, mainly to the municipalities/city corporation. Similarly, other project interventions such as construction of office buildings will be undertaken on already acquired land of GTCL and/or in other government land. The Project will hence entail no land acquisition and no impacts on private owners. Although there will be no titleholders incurring impacts, nine households comprising of 52 persons, mainly comprising of squatters squatting along the road on the right of way (ROW), will suffer temporary displacement as a result of the Project.

8. Since it is clear that the project will not require any compulsory acquisition of private land and other assets, and the impact on local population will be insignificant, formulation of a full Resettlement Plan (RP) for the project is inappropriate. Given the number of APs and impacts type, this project will only cause non-severe losses. Thus, in accordance with ADB Policy on Involuntary Resettlement, a Short RP (SRP) has been prepared for the project, taking into account the magnitude of the impact 2 . This Short Resettlement Plan deals with assisting the APs in addressing the non-severe short duration impacts of the Project likely to arise from shifting and re-shifting of temporary sheds for short duration. C. Measures to Minimize the Impact

9. All necessary efforts have been made in order to minimize the Project impacts and to reduce disruption of livelihood. The project site and its various components are designed to the extent possible with an objective to minimize the land acquisition and resettlement by confining the Project area within the available government land. In keeping with the technical design and the census survey undertaken in June 2009, the resettlement impacts in this subproject are insignificant 3 . Only in Khulna city 9 shops (owned by squatters) existing on government land/ along the road alignment will be affected. These shops will be temporarily shifted during the laying of the gas pipeline and will be relocated back once the construction work is over. D. Objective of the Short Resettlement Plan (SRP)

10. This Short Resettlement Plan is prepared to deal with the limited aspects of impact resulting from the construction of the gas transmission line. The Plan provides an analysis of the impacts, identifies the nature and types of losses, and establishes an entitlement matrix as a guide to payments of assistance and resettlement benefits. The primary objective of this short RP is to restore the income and living standards of the affected persons (APs) within a short period of time without any disruptions in their own economic and social environment. The Plan has been prepared on the basis of findings of census survey and consultation with various stakeholders. E. Findings of the Census survey

11. A detailed census survey in the form of an inventory of losses (IOL) was carried out in June 2009, covering 100% of the affected households. In addition to the survey, stakeholders consultation and video filming of project right of way was also carried out to restrict policy abuse and influx of outsiders into the project right of way. 12. The census survey data brought forth that while the Project will entail no private land acquisition, a total of 9 structures in Khulna and Jessore, belonging to squatters, will be affected as a result of the construction. These 9 structures belong to a total of 9 households thereby affecting a total of 52 persons as a result of the impact. Table 1.3 & 1.4 provides information on the affected households in the subproject area.
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The Operation Manual of ADB states that the projects incurring significant resettlement require the preparation of a full RP. Significant is defined as : 200 or more people will experience major impacts, which are defined as (i) being physically displaced from housing; or (ii) losing 10 per cent or more of their productive assets (income generation). Given the number of APs and impacts type, this project will only cause non-severe losses [less than 200 AP], and therefore only a short RP has been prepared for the project.

3 As per the ADBs Handbook on Resettlement Resettlement is defined as insignificant when: (i) less than 200 people are displaced from housing; (ii) less than 200 people will lose fewer than 10% of their productive assets (income generation). When less than 100 indigenous people/scheduled tribes (individuals) are affected, a full IPDP is not required but impact and mitigation measures can be dealt through the resettlement plan. Short RP is required for insignificant resettlement. However, short RP must (i) summarize the impacts and extent of losses; (ii) the policies and legal framework applicable; (iii) arrangements made for asset valuation, payments of compensation and relocation; (iv) responsibilities in delivering entitlement, consultation with APs, grievance resolution; (v) cost estimates; and (vi) monitoring.

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Table 1.3: Distribution of Affected households & Affected Persons (APs) Name of City/Town Khulna Jessore Total Source: Census Survey 2009 Table 1.4: Districtwise details of the Affected Households District : Khulna, Upazila :Batiaghata, Union : Jalma S. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Name of APs Father's Name Type of Damage Title Status Squatter Squatter Squatter Squatter Squatter No. of Affected Households (HHs) 5 4 9 AHHs Total Number of Affected Person (AP) 32 20 52 APs

Md. Khalil Mia Mia Md. Bappi Mia Md. Makim Mia Abubakar Siddique

Md. Haque Mia Md. Haque Mia Md. Chan Mia Md. Chan Mia Aftabuddin Shekh

Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop

District : Jessore, Upazila : Jessore (Pourashava) S. No. 6. Name of APs Father's Name Type of Damage Title Status Squatter

Sulaiman

Ismail

Shop

7. 8. 9.

Anwar Hossain Jahangir Hossain Kalu Miah

A. Mannan Bara Pahari A. Matin

Shop Shop Shop

Squatter Squatter Squatter

Source: Census Survey 2009 Table 1.5: Type of Affected Structure Ownership of Shop Pottery Shop Butchery Tea Stall Total Source: Census Survey 2009 Total AHs 1 4 4 9 No. of APs 7 25 20 52

13. Type & Extent of Impacts: All the nine affected structures comprise of wooden kiosks and mostly temporary/kutcha structures located along the road and the impact

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incurred by them would be in terms of disruption of business for a week during the laying of the pipeline. All these kiosks will be temporarily shifted and will be re-shifted back on their previous location within a week. Hence there would be no long term impacts on their asset or income. The only impact experience non-severe impacts likely to arise from shifting and re-shifting of temporary sheds for short duration. 14. No Common Property Resources (CPR) will be affected as a result of the Project except for the road along which the pipeline would be laid. This road will be temporarily affected during the digging. However the Project would ensure that no road stretch will remain dug for more than 2 days and the same is restored by the Project. 15. In case there is any change in the Project design during project implementation, it will necessitate updating of the project impact and preparation of the final RP for implementation purposes by the EA. The final RP will be submitted to ADB prior to award of civil works contract. 16. During the Census survey attempt was also made to assess the Project impacts n socio-economically vulnerable groups such as the Poor, Indigenous People, and Ethnic Minorities. The assessment did not bring forth any adverse impacts of the Project on these groups. F. Gender Impact & Mitigative measures

17. In addition, attempt was also made to assess the gender impacts of the Project during the census survey. Discussions were undertaken with women during the assessments to look into the current status and needs of the women in the subproject area and the potential impact of the Project on them. The assessment did not bring forth any adverse impacts of the Project on women in particular. On the contrary, the Project is anticipated to benefit them indirectly by means of creating a healthier and cleaner environment (through residential gas supply provisions) thereby contributing towards the overall quality of life in their area. G. Resettlement Principles and Policy Framework

18. The resettlement principles adopted for this Project recognize the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance of 1982 (Ordinance II of 1982), and the relevant Asian Development Banks (ADB) policies and operations manuals, in particular the policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995), and Operations Manual F2 on Involuntary Resettlement. The resettlement principles adopted for the subproject shall comply with the social safeguard requirements of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). 19. The primary objective of this short RP is to identify impacts and to plan measures to mitigate various losses due to the implementation of the Project. The RP is based on the general findings of the census survey, field visits, and meetings with various project-affected persons in the subproject area. Taking into account the various losses, the Entitlement Matrix (Table 1.6) provides for resettlement assistance to all affected persons in the project area. Table 1.6:- Entitlement Matrix
Sr no 1. Identification of Households Non titleholders mainly squatters using Government ROW Entitlements One time cash grant Details One time cash grant of Tk 5000 to affected squatters. All assistance will have to be paid to APs prior displacement or

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2.

Temporary impact during construction like disruption of normal traffic, damage to adjacent parcel of land/assets due to movement of machinery and plant site for contractor etc

Cash compensation for loss of income potential

dispossession of assets or 6 months prior to commencement of construction activities whichever comes first. The contractor shall bear the cost of any impact on structure or land due to movement of machinery during construction or establishment of construction plant.

20. As mentioned earlier, the census survey identified 9 households comprising of squatters whose shops are located on the RoW. The Project will only necessitate temporary shifting (for a week) of these shops, without affecting either their assets or income. As a result, each squatter will be assisted with a one-time cash grant of Tk 5000 for the temporary disruption of their income. 21. This SRP will be disclosed to the affected persons and submitted to ADB for review and approval. All assistance will have to be paid to APs prior displacement or dispossession of assets or 6 months prior to commencement of construction activities whichever comes first. G. Cut off Date

22. The cutoff date for those without titles will be the date of the census survey as undertaken on June 2009 and those moving into the Project area after this date will not be entitled for support. A video filming of project right of way was also carried out to restrict policy abuse and influx of outsiders into the project right of way. The cutoff dates in different towns are given in the Table 1.7 below: Table 1.7: Townwise cut off dates Name of Town Date Jhenaidaha Jessore Noapara Khulna Mongla Bagerhat 4-6-2009 5-6-2009 6-6-2009 5-6-2009 5-6-2009 5-6-2009

S. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Stakeholder Participation and Disclosure of RP

23. Due consideration was given for Stakeholder consultations and community participation at different levels during the preparation of the SRP. The key stakeholders consulted comprised of the affected households, local community, Municipal bodies and Mayors. Some of the major themes of the discussions comprised of - local people's awareness about the project, perceptions, advantages and disadvantages of the project as perceived by them as well as their suggestions for successful implementation of the project. Likewise, consultations were also carried out with the affected households about the

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project's activities and likely impact during the course of the census survey. The detailed consultation report is enclosed as annexure 1. 24. The Resettlement Plan (RP) will be translated into Bangla and will be disclosed to the affected people by the Executing Agency (EA). Copies of short RP will also be made available at the local level public offices to stakeholders. The final SRP will also be disclosed on the ADB Website. I. Implementation Arrangements & Grievance Redressal

25. The Sunderbangs gas company Ltd (SGCL) of Petrobangla will be the Executing Agency (EA) for the Project. The Resettlement Unit (RU) within SGCL will have the primary responsibility of the RP implementation. The RU will have a full time Resettlement Officer (RO) reporting to Project and will be responsible for RP implementation. . 26.The RO would further ensure monitoring any changes to Project design which may require re-evaluation of the need for and adequacy of the SRP. 27. The Resettlement Officer will supervise and undertake internal monitoring of the RP implementation work. Further, the RU will ensure that resettlement budgets are made available on time for timely SRP implementation. 28. A Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) will be established at the Project level with the primary objective of providing a mechanism to mediate conflict and disputes concerning resettlement assistance as well as any Project related grievances. The GRC will be constituted with the commencement of the Project construction and will provide people, who might have objections or concerns about their assistance or the Project, a public forum to raise their objections and through conflict resolution, address these issues adequately. The committee would comprise of City Mayors, of local NGOs, representatives of concerned line agencies/departments. 29. All assistance will be paid to all the APs prior to commencement of civil works. In addition, the affected households will be notified of a time in which to shift their assets. SGCL has taken a position that all civil works will be undertaken in night to have minimum disruption to local population. J. Cost Estimate and Budget

30. Since there is no requirement of land acquisition in the project, this short RP therefore does not include any cost on compensation for land, structures, other assets, crops, trees, and special assistance. The estimated budget only includes the amount of compensation for the small number of squatters, cost of road repair and some amount as contingency to meet the expenses of activities like administration, project disclosure, public consultations and focus group discussions, and monitoring and evaluation. 31. The total estimated cost of implementation of the RP is Taka 0.541 million (US$ 0.007952 million). The summary breakdown of the RP budget is presented in Table 1.8. The detailed estimate of the budget is given at in Table 1.9. It is essential to mention that this estimated budget has to be regarded as provisional, given the need for decision making after the detailed design and assessment of prices at the implementation level. The prices will be adjusted for inflation and changes in market rates at the time of the detailed measurement survey. Table 1.8: Summary Resettlement Budget Project Component Cost

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a) Compensation for land acquisition (nil) b) Compensation for squatter (9 shops) c) Others (contingency), lump sum amount Total 1 USD = Tk.68, February 22, 2009

Million Tk. 0 0.041 0.50 0.541

M US$ 0 0.000602 0.00735 0.007952

Table 1.9: Detailed Estimated SRP Budget Item Area in Dec Units Rate (mTk) Rate ($) Total Cost (mTk) Total Cost (m$)

I. Structure of Squatters Commercial Shop, kutcha I. Sub-Total: II) Contingency (Lump sum) Grand Total (1-4)

0.041 0.50 0.541

0.000602 0.00735 0.007952

K. 32.

Implementation Schedule The timeframe for various activities of RP are given under Table 1.9. Table 1.9: RP Implementation Schedule

Sl. No.

Activities

Q1

FY 2009 Q2 Q3 Q4

Q1

FY 2010 Q2 Q3

Q4

1. Resettlement Census Survey 2. Preparation of RP 3. Disclosure of RP 4. Appointment of RU and RO 5. Appointment of GRC 6. Payment of R&R assistances (one time cash grant)

7. IEE/EIA 8. Engineering Design Works 9. Compensation to Road Owning Agency 10. Procurement of Materials 11. Land Development, Building Construction and other Civil Works

12. Pipeline Construction Work 13. M&R Station Construction Work 14. Testing and Commissioning

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15. Cathodic Protection System Installation 16. Service Connection

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Monitoring & Evaluation

33. The RP will have both internal and external monitoring. Internal Monitoring will be a regular activity for the Resettlement Unit (RU), which will oversee the timely implementation of R&R activities. The RU will conduct regular internal monitoring of resettlement implementation and prepare quarterly progress reports for submission to ADB. The reports will contain progress made in RP implementation with particular attention to compliance with the principles and entitlement matrix set out in the SRP. The report will also document consultation activities conducted, provide summary of issues or problems identified and actions taken to resolve the issues, and provide summary of grievances or complaints lodged by households and actions taken to redress such complaints. 34. An independent agency/monitoring expert will be engaged by the EA in agreement with ADB to undertake two quarterly external monitoring of the subproject implementation. This expert will submit its reports of the two quarterly via EA to ADB.

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