The Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP)

The Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP) supports a medium to long-term recovery program developed under the Joint Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (JDLNA) that was undertaken after the occurrence of Cyclone Sidr on 15 November 2007. The project development objective (PDO) is to support Government of Bangladesh (GOB) efforts to facilitate recovery from the damage to livelihoods and infrastructure caused by Cyclone Sidr and to build long-term preparedness through strengthened disaster risk management.  The expected outcomes to be achieved with the project are:

  • Restoration of agricultural sector and livelihood.
  • Rehabilitation of critical damaged infrastructures and
  • Strengthen long term capacity for disaster risk management and reduction.

Project Components, Project Implementing Agencies & Project Districts: ECRRP is designed such that its PDO will be achieved through the implementation of six project components, as follows:

Component A:    Recovery of Agriculture Sector and Improvement Program
Has four sub-components – A.1: Support to the crops sub-sector; A.2: Support to the fisheries sub-sector; A.3: Support to the livestock sub-sector; and A.4: Support to community mobilization and facilitation and component management.
The primary implementing agency for this component is Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL).
Project Location: Barisal, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur, Bagerhat, Barguna & Patuakhali (13 UZs)
Component B:    Reconstruction and Improvement of Multipurpose Shelters
Has four sub-components – B.1: Construction of new shelters with killa for live-stock; B.2: Improvement of existing shelters with killa, if any ; B.3: Improvement of communication network to shelters (access roads & bridges/ culverts); and B.4: Design and construction supervision of shelters.
The Ministry of Local Governments, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MLGCRD), through the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), is implementing this component.
Project Location: Barisal, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur, Bagerhat, Barguna, Patuakhali, Khulna, Satkhira & Bhola (63 UZs)
Component C:    Rehabilitation of Coastal Embankments
Has two sub-components – C.1: Rehabilitation of coastal embankments with water control structures (regulators/ sluices – existing & new ones), protective works etc. in the designated polders.
and C.2: Design and construction supervision of coastal embankments.
The implementing agency for this component is the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) through the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB).
Project Location: Pirojpur, Barguna & Patuakhali (10 UZs - 30 Polders)
Component D:    Long-Term Disaster Risk Management Program
Has three sub-components – D.1: Disaster risk mitigation and reduction; D.2: Preparation of future projects for River Bank Improvement, and Coastal Embankment Improvement Programs; and D.3: Preparation of future projects for disaster shelters and up-gradation of rural road network.
The Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (MoFDM), through the Disaster Management Bureau (DMB), is implementing sub-component D.1.  Sub-component D.2 is being implemented by BWDB while sub-component D.3 by LGED.
Project Location: Barisal, Pirojpur, Bagerhat, Barguna, Patuakhali, Khulna, Satkhira, Bhola, Laxmipur, Noakhali, Feni & Chittagong (35 UZs)
Component E:    Monitoring and Evaluation of Project Impact
The Ministry of Planning (MoP), through the Project Coordination and Monitoring Unit (PCMU), is implementing this component by the engagement of the M&E Consultants
Component F:    Project Management: (Sub-component F1), Consulting Services (F2), Strategic Studies (F3), Technical Assistance and Training (F4), and Emergency Support for Future Disasters (F5).