Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP):
The main objective of ECRRP to support Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to facilitate restoration and recovery from the damages to livelihood and infrastructure caused by Cyclone Sidr and build long term preparedness through strengthened disaster risk reduction and management. The Project will support a medium to long-term recovery program developed under the Joint Damage, Koss and Needs Assessment (JDLNA). This will cover restoration of agricultural sector in the cyclone affected areas, and reconstruction of infrastructure, including reconstruction and improvement of multi-purpose shelters and rehabilitation of coastal embankments. The project will build new disaster shelters, strengthen disaster risk reduction and management, support monitoring and evaluation of the project and its impact, technical assistance, strategic studies and training to strengthen future emergency response and preparedness to disasters. For this project, Total Project Aid is US$ 336.689 million of which IDA Financing is US$ 305.779
The components of ECRRP are as follows:
Recovery of Agriculture Sector and Improvement Program. Has four subcomponents – 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).
Reconstruction and Improvement of Multipurpose Shelters Includes four subcomponents – B.1: Construction of new shelters; B.2: Improvement of existing shelters; B.3: Improvement of communication network to shelters; 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
Rehabilitation of Coastal Embankments Has two subcomponents – C.1: Rehabilitation of coastal embankments; 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).
Long-Term Disaster Risk Management Program Includes three subcomponents – 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 Coordination and Monitoring Unit (PCMU), Programming Division, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning is implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (Component-E) including 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) of ECRRP.