Engineering Consultancy Services for Installation of Pre-Paid Gas Meter for KGDCL under Natural Gas Efficiency Project. (Loan No. BD P78)-JICA October 2015 – Ongoing
The Government of Bangladesh has received finance from JICA toward the project for the installation of pre-paid gas meters in Chittagong area. The objective of the project is: Installation of Prepaid Gas Meters in Chittagong area; Installation of Web System for Prepaid Gas Meter System-System master station; System server; IP router with firewall; KIOSK; Technical service center; Training for maintenance and operation staff of KGDCL-Training for the Installation; Operation and Maintenance of Pre-paid Gas Meters; Training for the Operation and Maintenance of Web System.
Supervision of Storm Water Pumping Station and Drainage Canals (Package-DS-3, Phase-II) From May 2010 to June 2016
The Project shall comprise of the activities related to the preparation of the “Dhaka Storm Water Drainage” component of tile proposed project, which would include: Preparation of Detailed Designs (DD) and Bidding Documents (BD) for the construction of two new pumping stations at Rampura and Kamalapur, and drainage channels namely 1) Katasur 2) Ramchandrapur 3) Begunbari 4) Khilgaone-bashaboo, 5) Shahjadpur, 6) Shutivola. 7) Abdullahpur khal. • Study of the retention ponds associated with the proposed Rampura and Kamlapur pumping stations, and environmental assessment and preparation of environmental management l mitigation plans for the construction of the pumping stations, the works for improvement of the drainage channels and the retention ponds.
Hydrological & Morphological Study for the amua Dhon River River Adjoining Area for construct a road bridge over amua dhon river, under Jhalokhati District. From May 2011 to July 2011
• Review of existing Hydrological and Morphological Study and embankment level, layout & alignment data. Carry out and prepare the topographical features of the project area.
• Detail hydrological analysis of the project area.
• Soil investigation, Topographic Survey, EIA study etc.
• Preliminary design, details working design & drawings.
• Preparation of details cost estimate, tender documents, bill of quantities.
Technical Assistance for Central Zone Power Distribution (CZPDC) Corporatization Support, Bangladesh under JBIC fund, July – December 2007
Support Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to establish Central Zone Power Distribution Company (CZPDC) efficiently as possible and to facilitate CZPDC after its establishment to functionalize as early as possible. The objectives of the project is to identify CZPDC as is issues and develop the CZPDC Corporatization Road Map, as the basis for the Corporatization Detailed Design to be developed and implemented in the next phase; start communication program with important stakeholders as part of change management efforts, and obtain stakeholders consensus on the CZPDC Corporatization Road Map; identify CZPDC specific resource requirements to implement the action plans identified in the CZPDC Corporatization Road Map; establish Board of directors and recruit management team.
Consultacy service for the runway construction of Dhaka airport. It was a project of Bangladesh Biman took place in 1994.
Supervision, Erection, Construction, Testing and Commissioning works under Sylhet 90 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Project (2nd Unit ) Fenchugonj, Sylhet under Bangladesh Power Development Board, Bangladesh under Government of Bangladesh Fund. 2007-2008.
Review proposed combined cycle power plant (2nd unit) will run at based load with an enhanced efficiency of about 45% compared to 30% to 32% efficiency from simple cycle gas turbine. The proposed combined cycle plant, having two units of Gas Turbine Generating units, two Heat Recoveries Steam Generators (HRSG) and one Steam Turbine Generating unit will continue the operation of the Steam Turbine Generating unit even if one Gas Turbine Generating unit remain shut-down.
Dhaka-Chittagonj Water Supply & Sanitation Project (Package: DS-3), Bangladesh under World Bank fund, 2007 – 2009
The project obtain techno-economic, socially and environmentally acceptable solutions to relieve city dwellers from sufferings from water logging problem and floods by improving drainage facilities, and to obtain support for assistance in procurement, and supervision of implementation of some or all of the identified activities which will form part of the Dhaka Storm Water Drainage Component of the proposed World Bank financed project. The Project shall comprise of the activities related to the preparation of the “Dhaka Storm Water Drainage” component of tile proposed project, which would include: Preparation of Detailed Designs (DD) and Bidding Documents (BD) for the construction of two new pumping stations and drainage; Study of the retention ponds, and environmental assessment and preparation of environmental management and mitigation plans for the construction of the pumping stations, Preparation of the Terms of Reference (TOR) and Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preparation of storm water drainage Master Plan to meet demand up to 2025.
Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Support Project (Package 28) [TAR 39127], Indonesia (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and Nias in North Sumatra), [ADB GRANT No.0002-INO] under ADB fund, 2006 – 2007
Indonesia was severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami of December 2004. The Government subsequently requested the Asian Development Bank [ADB] to fund the rehabilitation and reconstruction of selected of roads and bridges in the affected regions of the provinces of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam [NAD] and Nias in North Sumatra [SUMUT] under the Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Support Project [ETESP]. Technoconsult International Limited (TCIL) is providing inter alia the following services as an Associate with UCIL and MADEP through its consultants:
Mobilization and Inception of TA; Undertake detailed surveys to assess the overall condition of the roads for rehabilitation; Identify suitable Sub-Projects for Phase II in consultation with IA and other relevant agencies; Preparations for Project Implementation ;Preliminary Prepare preliminary design details, Prepare cost estimates for the Detailed Engineering Design and Preparation of Bidding Documents ;Preparation of Contract Packages and Expediting of Works ;Provide support and advice to the IA in the procurement process comprising the tendering, bid evaluation and award of contracts; Preparation of Draft Final Report, review by IA and ADB, and Finalization of Report including Tender Documents and Packages.
Strategic Environmental Assessment of Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan, Under RAJUK, Bangladesh under World Bank fund, 2006 – 2007
The project mentioned the details sectors covered in the plan (Traffic, Health, Housing Development and others); Environmental issues discussed in the DMDP. Listed the local stakeholders associated with these sectors. Described briefly about the organizations that are going to review and implement the DMDP. A list of major tasks envisaged for carrying out this project. Supported to the design and implementation of the consultative and reviewed process of the DMDP and incorporation of environmental considerations in the consultative and review process.
Marine and Fisheries Sector Strategy Study, Indonesia under ADB fund [ADB TA No 4551-INO] 2005 – 2006
The main purpose of the TA was to formulate and disseminate a medium-term marine and fisheries sector strategy to support the Government in developing policy, institutional reforms and investments to promote sustainable and pro-poor marine and fisheries development and resource management. The TA outputs were (i) a review of the present status and development potential of Indonesia’s marine and fisheries sector; (ii) a review of sector policies and institutions and their relevance to sector development; and (iii) a medium term strategy for the sustainable development and management of the sector, including identification of investment constraints and opportunities in the sector.
Town Power Distribution Project, Khulna City Corporation, Jessore and Khustia Municipality, Barisal City Corporation and Faridpur Municipality. Bangladesh Under ADB fund [ ADB Loan No. 1884-BAN (SF)5] 2005 – 2007
The Bangladesh Power Development Board has planned to undertake expansion, renovation and reinforcement of Power Distribution System in the five designated towns under the 5-Town Distribution Project. Asian Development bank has agreed to finance the project and has signed a loan agreement. WZPDCL (West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd) has already carried out a preliminary survey in these five towns under the project on the basis of which the project concept paper (PCP) has been prepared. Technoconsult International Limited (TCIL) is providing Topographical survey; Distribution line and equipment survey and compilation on maps; Surveying of 33/11 kV substation; Load reading to check over-loads; Voltage-drop, system loss and sectionalizing studies; Sub-Transmission and Distribution planning and detailed networking design;33/11 kV Substation planning and detailed networking design;33 kV, 11 kV, 11/0.4 kV and 0.4 kV system poles, transformers and other equipment marking as per instruction.
North Eastern State Roads Project, India under ADB fund [ADB TA No. 4378-IND] 2005 – 2006
The goal of the TA was to facilitate economic growth, poverty reduction and environmental action by improving the North Eastern State Roads network and road connectivity to the national and subregional road networks. The TA identified 2,500 km of priority roads and prepare a loan project that will finance priority investment for upgrading, improvement/widening, and new construction of about 1,200 km of high priority roads in the Region. The TA provided better access of goods, people, and services from the region to other parts of India as well as neighboring countries. Benefits was also be distributed to poor communities by providing better access to market, health, education, shortening travel distances and reducing travel times, as well as improved road traffic safety. At the same time the project assisted in subregional connection among the neighboring countries. This was, in turn, improve regional cooperation, trade and tourism potential. A final objective was to build the capacity of road sector institutions at state level and to increase the capacity of local contractors to support road improvements in the long term. The targets was to be achieved through this technical assistance (TA) were: Prioritization of national highways, state highways, and major district roads to improve the national and subregional level connectivity; Feasibility study for an investment project for improvement of priority state roads and bridges; An institutional strengthening and capacity development plan to support implementation of the investment/loan project and long term sustainable road assets maintenance.
Rehabilitation/ Improvement of Facilities in Galle and Tangalle Fishery Harbours Damaged by Tsunami Disaster, Sri Lanka under JICA fund , 2005-2007
The main scope of works under Galle Fishery Harbour include: Demolition of Building and Facilities; Refrigeration Ice Plant, Processing Room; Building work: Ice Plant Building, CFHC Office Building, Landing & Auction Space, Canteen Welfare Shop; Civil Work: Quaywall; Slipway and Facility. The scope of works under Tangalle Fishery Harbour include: Rehabilitation of Facilities; Rehabilitation of Break Water; Procurement of Slipway Facility . TCIL provide the support for Architectural Design, construction supervision and monitoring of project activities.
Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Support Project (Package 3-Agricultural Component), Indonesia under ADB fund [ Grant No. 0002-INO] 2005-2008
The agriculture component will cover about 11 affected districts in the Aceh and North Sumatra provinces. The first phase districts (Aceh Besar, Aceh Utara, Bireuen, Nias, and Pidie) include those where the majority of the communities in the affected areas are intact and the district implementation capacities are not severely affected. The second phase focus on districts where sizable damage has occurred, but need preparatory activities such as restoration of accessibility, spatial planning, return of communities from the refugee camps, and restoration of some implementation capacity (Aceh Barat, Aceh Barat Daya, Aceh Jaya, Aceh Timur, Nagan Raya, and Simelue). TCIL provides consultant expertise, Project management, Infrastructure Development for Rebuild and expansion of infrastructure. The expert concern to the infrastructure identifies the degree of loss and damage of infrastructure like road, dam, culvert which hampers crop field and make action plan for rebuild of these as well as make arrangement of implementation of that plan through development project. Allocation of resources for the loss occurred in godown and market: The traders are affected in any disasters. Collaboration with govt. allocation for compensation is identified and implement to the beneficiaries of the affected localities. TCIL also provide services for expansion of post harvest technologies. Market extension program is strength by this program. Farmers’ capacity needs to be enhanced in respect of cleaning, grading, packaging, skill primary processing for value addition of produce. The expert of this company prepared module on this program and arrange training for the farmers as well as traders.
Feasibility and Detailed Design of Sub-projects under SSWRDSP-II, Bangladesh under ADB fund [Loan No: 1831-BAN (SF)/TA NO: 3683-BAN] 2005-2008
This Project will undertake implementation of a further 300 water management subprojects located throughout the country. The overall objectives of the Project are to support the Government’s poverty reduction effort through the increase of sustainable agriculture and fishery production. The Project’s objective is to develop sustainable stakeholder-driven small-scale water resources management systems with special attention to the poorer section of the population. To undertake this work, service will be required of qualified consultancy firms experienced in participatory water resources development planning and design and construction supervision of all the components related to railway link including embankment, track, bridges, yards, other civil structures, signals, and telecommunication. TCIL provide the services to conduct field survey and social, agriculture, fisheries, environmental and engineering data collection; Carry out sub-soil investigation, laboratory testing and other necessary investigations; Conduct engineering surveys; benchmark survey, cross section survey, longitudinal survey of the existing embankment; prepared approximate cost estimate of the above structures; Identify and recommended various design options of project facilities supported with hydrological and geo-technical analysis; Assist in pre-qualification of contractors, bidding, evaluation of bids, and awarding contracts; Carry out detail design for all structures and drainage channels; Prepare detailed estimate of quantities, and tender documents for structures and LCS documents for earthworks, present design for structures and LCS documents for earthworks; Prepare detailed drawings, specification, estimates, contract documents and implementation plan; Review progress of works and revised the overall plan as necessary; Prepare Inception Report, Quarterly Progress Report, Annual Reports and Draft Project Completion Report.
Southern Province Rural Economic Advancement Project, Sri Lanka under ADB fund [ADB Loan No. 1849 – SRI (SF)] 2004-2008
The objective of the project is to support the Government’s efforts to accelerate economic growth and create income and employment opportunities in Southern Province. This is to be accomplished by increasing private sector participation and supporting the devolution of responsibility for planning and implementation to the provincial and local governments. The Project will focus on (i) establishing and expanding micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in the region; (ii) providing and maintaining key economic infrastructure; and (iii) enhancing public and private sector capacities to facilitate, support, and sustain the process of economic growth. The Project comprises two interrelated parts that will be implemented simultaneously. Part I is intended to stimulate economic activity in the region and includes support to (i) enterprise development services, and (ii) a credit line for financing term loans. Part II is intended to build and enabling environment for economic growth and includes support for (i) providing rural infrastructure, particularly access roads and markets; (ii) enhancing the technical and financial capacity in local governments to maintain rural infrastructure; (iii) providing skills and capacities at the provincial and Ministry of Southern Region Development (MSRD) levels to facilitate private sector participation in rural development; and (iv) providing project administration and management. The consultant works directly in cooperation with the Project Director and the heads of the units in the PMO and will also closely work with the agencies like EDS, Pradeshiya Sabhas, PFIs, NGOs, and other related organizations.
Preparing the Gas Sector Development Project, Bangladesh under ADB fund [ADB TA No. 4332-BAN] 2004-2005
The objective of the project was to conduct a socio-economic impact assessment of infrastructure project particularly power projects. Review the related documents, existing information and the works already done. Conduct survey on power project beneficiaries, which includes rural households, industrial, commercial customers, to investigate their livelihood and economic activities before and after of this project. Monitoring the impact of electricity supply on life quality and economic activities. Carry out necessary analysis using the survey data, and financial and macroeconomic information collected from the field and report preparation. TCIL provided consultancy services on survey, data collection and carried out necessary analysis using the survey data, and financial and macroeconomic information collected from the field and report preparation.
Policy Instruments for Air Quality Improvement in South Asian Cities, Dhaka, Bangladesh under ADB fund [ADB RSC No. C40203-BAN] 2004
The scope of the study was cover: (i) an documentation of the level and major sources of urban air emissions in the three cities, (ii) an assessment of current economic incentives and MBIs (emission charges, fees, taxes, etc. for stationary and mobile source); (iii) a comparison of air pollution control policy tools, (iv) a discussion of potential costs of air pollution and benefits of clean air, (v) recommendations on potential economic incentives and MBIs; (vi) an assessment of long-term requirements particularly to encourage fuel switching to CNG; and (vii) dissemination activities. Dissemination activities focused on presenting a clear program for economic incentives and MBIs. The technical support and capacity building provided on this aspect was aimed at sensitizing concerned agencies on the urgency of implementing measures for air quality improvement. The primary output of the study provided a menu of policy options and a clear program for the implementation of air quality management in the selected cities. TCIL provided consultant expertise and total support services for the project.
Technical Assistance for Thematic Evaluation Studies for 2003 – IES: ADB Assistance in the Power Sector in Bangladesh, All over Bangladesh under ADB fund [ADB TA No. 6097-REG] 2003
The objective of the TA was to assist the Asian Development Bank in conducting a socio-economic impact assessment of infrastructure projects particularly power sector projects. To assist ADB undertaking the project preparatory work; survey design and implementation; analysis; report preparation; project data, financial and macroeconomic information; technology dissemination; and recommendation on the project evaluation. TCIL provided consultancy services on survey, data collection and carried out necessary analysis using the survey data, and financial and macroeconomic information collected from the field and report preparation.
Consultancy Services on Reactive Power Compensation and Installation of Capacitor Bank Project under Dhaka Electric Supply Authority, Dhaka, Bangladesh under Government of Bangladesh fund [DESA Contract No. 1826] 2003-2004
Study of the existing distribution system, voltage drop analysis, active-reactive load flow, voltage control study, and recommendation of location and capacity of switched type capacitor bank of 250 nos. 11 kV feeders around Dhaka city and monitoring of the installed capacitor banks to achieve the best result.
Consultancy Services for the Prepayment Metering Pilot Project under Bangladesh Power Development Board, Chittagong, Bangladesh, under KfW and Government of Bangladesh fund [BPDB Contract No. 09382] 2001- 2004
Rehabilitation of the existing network, installation and maintenance of at least 7000 metering units and of related vending systems and management of all customers on three selected 11 KV feeders. TCIL provided services for reconnaissance survey of the project area, identification of the number, categories, location and consumer data of consumers of three selected feeders, reviewed of the institutional/contractual models for the prepayment metering scheme, reviewed of the existing tariff structure, monitoring of implementation, monitoring of the operation of the pilot scheme, rehabilitation of the existing network, installation and maintenance of at least 7000 metering units and of related vending systems and management of all customers on three selected 11 KV feeders.
Consultancy Services for Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of Power Generation at Bakhrabad Gas Fields, Comilla, Bangladesh under Government of Bangladesh fund [ BGFCL Contract No: 04/2001] 2001
Carried out detailed techno-economic feasibility study of power generation facilities with 100-120 MW capacity at Bakhrabad Gas Field on commercial basis including technical aspects, legal aspects of incorporating power generation activities into the AOA and MOA, marketing aspects of generated energy, operation/maintenance set-up, environmental and social impacts, cost for construction of plants, preparation of complete project profile etc. TCIL provided consultants in various categories such as Mechanical Engineer, Economist, Legal Expert and Environmental Specialist and also provided other relevant support services in carrying out the techno-economic feasibility.
Gas Transmission and Distribution TA Project, Indonesia under ADB fund [ADB RSC No. C00527-INO] 2000
The project undertakes a pre-appraisal of the Gas Transmission and Distribution Project in Indonesia. TCIL provided services for reviewing proposed configuration, routing, construction arrangements, and operating conditions of the gas transmission pipeline, prepared a social analysis in accordance with ADB Guidelines, identified social impact mitigation measures and determined the required arrangement for implementation of such measures, identified poor to non-poor ratio of the Project beneficiaries, identified direct and indirect poverty reduction impacts in accordance with ADB Guidelines for Economic Analysis of the Project.
Ashuganj Power Station Modernization Project, Ashuganj, Bangladesh under KfW fund [Contract No. 4724P03] 2000-2003
Detailed study, preparation of documents, and supervision of erection/installation/ construction for modernization of the power station.
Corporatization of Bangabandhu Bridge, Phase – I: Feasibility Study, Dhaka, Tangail and Sirajgonj, Bangladesh under Government of Bangladesh fund 2000-2001
Monitoring the complete system within the project, ensure effective operation, impact and sustainability of actions. Monitoring the change in transport & freight and transport & cost. Analysis of existing financial models and proposed alternate. Detailed study, survey, data collection, evaluation of obtained data and preparation of the feasibility study report. Detailed study and survey, preparation of the Feasibility Study Report with alternate financial models. TCIL provided services for studying of the project components related to Engineering, Transport Economics and Traffic.
Consultancy Services for Survey, Planning, Design and Supervision of Line and Sub-station works under 18-town Power Distribution Project, Phase-II of Bangladesh Power Development Board, Jessore and Kushtia, Bangladesh, under Government of Bangladesh fund [BPDB Contract No. 09307] 1999 – 2003
Planning, design, and supervision for improvement, extension of existing electrical system of 30 sq. km. of two towns to supply electricity within the statutory limits for the demands anticipated up to the year 2010. TCIL was responsible for topographic survey and mapping, data collection for augmentation of distribution system, planning and design of distribution system, engineering studies, construction supervision of lines and sub-stations and maintain co-ordination with BPDB.
Feasibility and Detail Design Subprojects under SSWRDSP of LGED, Different districts of Bangladesh under ADB fund 1998-2000
The objective of the project was to develop sustainable stakeholder driven small-scale water resources management system with special attention to the poorer section of the population by beneficiary participation in construction, agriculture extension, fishery extension, and aquaculture development. The components of this feasibility study were field visits, survey, analysis, and preparation of reports and documents, feasibility and detailed engineering design including preparation of all drawings, estimates and tender documents.
Jamuna Bridge Railway Link Supervision Project, Tangail and Sirajganj, Bangladesh under ADB fund [ADB Loan No. 1561- BAN] 1998-2003
Design and construction supervision of all the components related to railway link including embankment, track, bridges, yards, other civil structures, signals, and telecommunication. TCIL provided services to conduct field visit and data collection for socio-economic and engineering aspects; Carried out sub-soil investigation, laboratory testing and other necessary investigations. Conducted engineering surveys; benchmark survey, cross section survey, longitudinal survey of the existing embankment; prepared approximate cost estimate of the above structures; Identified and recommended various design options of project facilities supported with hydrological and geo-technical analysis; Assisted in establishing quality control procedures; compaction test, CBR test, carried out construction supervision and contract administration; Assisted in pre-qualification of contractors, bidding, evaluation of bids, and awarding contracts; Maintained close liaison with and assisted PMO and Local Executing Agencies to: (a) developed O & M procedures; (b) prepared frame work for monitoring and evaluation of project performance and impact; (c) developed and carryout benchmark survey and compiling thereof; and (d) developed sustainable monitoring system; Reviewed progress of works and revised the overall plan as necessary; Prepared Inception Report, Quarterly Progress Report and Annual Reports; Prepared draft Project Completion Report; Prepared detailed engineering design, drawings, specification, estimates, contract documents and implementation plan for all works [Embankment, Remedial Works, Embankment Slope Protection Works, Road Improvement, Flexible / Rigid Pavement, Rail Track Development, Slipper Design etc].
Pre-Feasibility and Detailed Design of Subprojects under proposed SSWRDSP in Eastern side, Several districts in Eastern side of Bangladesh under Government of Bangladesh fund, 1998 – 2000
The project conducted pre-feasibility and detailed engineering design including preparation of all drawings, and estimates. TCIL provided services for field survey, analysis, and preparation of reports and documents, pre-feasibility and detailed engineering design including preparation of all drawings, and estimates.
Detail Design of 10 Hydraulic Structures under SSWRDSP of LGED, Panchagar, Pirojpur, and Chuadanga, Bangladesh under ADB fund, 1998
The project conducted detailed design of ten hydraulic structures in different location of Bangladesh with different design parameters. The structures were for FCD (flood control and drainage), WRS (water retention structure), and irrigation structure.
Organizational Reform of Bangladesh Railway (Phase-II), Bangladesh under ADB fund [ADB TA No. 1819-BAN] 1996-1997
Analysis of the impact of the earlier phase of the Project and recommendation necessary measures for organizational reform of Bangladesh Railway (BR), TCIL main responsibilities include collect and analysis of different records of BR; engage the local consultants, support staff and logistics; all other assistance necessary for project implementation.
Supervisory Consultancy Services for Rehabilitation of Bheramara Gas Turbine Power Station Project, Bheramara, Kushtia, Bangladesh, under GOB fund [BPDB Contract No. 09248] 1996 – 1998
Supervision of the turn-key contractor’s work for rehabilitation of the power plant including sub-soil investigation, checking and approval of design and drawings, supervision, installation and erection of equipment, testing and commissioning of 3×20 MW power plants. TCIL provided consultancy services including sub-soil investigation, checking & approval of design and drawings, supervision, installation and erection of equipment, testing & commissioning of the Power Plants.
Energy Conservation in the Industrial Sector of Bangladesh, Bangladesh, under ADB fund [ADB PPTA No. 1973-BAN] 1995-1996
The objective of the project was to assist the government in formulating energy conservation programs, technology restructuring and investment recommendations in the identified industrial sub-sectors (cement, fertilizer, sugar, pulp and paper, iron and steel, and jute and textile). The conservation measures fell into three broad categories: (i) improved house keeping measures; (ii) combustion control and retrofit measures; and (iii) industry specific process improvement. In addition, there also were options for fuel substitution and cogeneration, i.e., simultaneous production of electricity and thermal power. TCIL provided consultants as well as local support service personnel and all logistics.
Fourth Railway Project: Jamuna Bridge Railway Link Project, Tangail and Sirajganj, Bangladesh, under ADB fund [ADB TA No. 2235-BAN] 1995 –1997
The project was to assist the Government of Bangladesh to assess technical and economic feasibility including environmental, social and other impact, for the provision of a meter-gauge railway on the Jamuna bridge including railway approaches at both ends connecting to the existing railway system. While the Jamuna bridge project makes provision for a future meter-gauge railway, the railway component was not included in the on-going project. TCIL provided consultancy services for appropriate railway route options on both sides of the Jamuna bridge on the basis of potential traffic, rights-of-way availability, construction cost, land acquisition costs, Survey & Report preparation, Different data analysis, financial, economic and environmental, social and other impacts analysis. Preparation of EIA and IEE of different project component. Reviewed progress of works and revised the overall plan as necessary. Prepared Inception Report, Quarterly Progress Report and Annual Reports. Prepared draft Project Completion Report
Physical Features and Land Use Survey of Badda Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh under UNCHS fund 1995
The project objective was to provide base information on physical features and land use for the planning, design and preliminary costing of various development components emerging from the preparation of Detailed Areas Plan. TCIL provided consultancy services in the field of physical planning, drainage/municipal and economic development as well as surveyors and draftsman for undertaking the survey.
Dhaka Integrated Flood Protection Loan Project: Detailed Engineering Design and Construction Supervision, Dhaka, Bangladesh, under ADB fund [ADB Loan No. 1124-BAN (SF)] 1994-2000
The Project comprised of 136 sq km priority west area of the Dhaka City. The objectives of the project were to provide a flood free and secure living environment and to improve the urban efficiencies and environmental conditions in Dhaka city for promotion of sustainable long-term economic development. The Project consisted three components, viz:
PART A: Flood Protection Component consisting embankment, flood walls, drainage regulators, flood control structures, first stage of drainage pumping station at Goranchatbari, metalled road and protective works under BWDB;
PART B: Drainage Improvement Component which consisted of main khal rehabilitation and upgrading, improvement of the secondary and tertiary drains, and construction of pipe drainage facilities under Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA); and
PART C: Complementary Environmental Improvement Program which consisting slum and squatter area upgrading, solid waste management and improvements to sanitation, water supply and local drainage facilities under Dhaka City Corporation (DCC).
Organizational Reform of Bangladesh Railway (Phase-I), Bangladesh, under ADB Fund, 1994
Analysis and recommendation for organizational reform of Bangladesh Railway (BR) such as collect and analysis of different records of BR; engage all the local consultants, support staff and logistics; and all other assistance necessary for project implementation. TCIL was responsible for collect and analysis of different records of BR; engage all the local consultants, support staff and logistics; and all other assistance necessary for project implementation.
Resettlement of the affected people by Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Project, Bangladesh, under World Bank Fund, 1993 – 1994
Resettlement of the affected people by Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge. The consultants have been engaged to: (a) advise the JMBA-RU on management decisions and related, (b) assist the JMBA-RU in monitoring the effectiveness of the Resettlement Unit staff and contracted agencies and recommend, and (c) to assist JMBA-RU with preparation of instructions to executing agencies and JMBA staff.
Establishment of Fish Landing, Preservation and Distribution Project, Monoharkhali, Bangladesh, under JICA Fund, 1992-1994
Establishment of facilities for fish landing, preservation and distribution including jetty, pontoon, whole-sale fish market, cold storage, ice plant, administrative building, land reclamation and river protection works, canal bridge and other project facilities. TCIL was responsible for Co-ordination and technical assistance in implementation supervision; Designing of water supply and other ancillary facilities; Making of physical model; and Liaison with the client at Chittagong and expatriate consultant’s head office in Tokyo
Detailed Engineering Design and Construction Supervision, and Project Management Consultancy Services of Dhaka Integrated Flood Protection Project (Bridging Services), Bangladesh, under ADB Fund [ADB Loan No. 1124-BAN (SF)] 1992
Rehabilitation of the Western Flood Protection Embankment (Tongi-Gabtoli-Kellermorh) by means of appropriate remedial measures determined through field investigation and laboratory testing including design of 4 sluice gates; design of about 14km long reinforced concrete box culvert; re-sectioning and realigning of about 65 km long open channel of which 6.19 km of RCC box culvert and 1.5km open channel have been completed; design of the 3rd Pump House (1st Phase); rehabilitation of floodwalls, detailed engineering design for 800m of embankment and 800m of steel sheet pile from Kellarmorh to Mitford; soil boring, soil testing and cross-section survey of western embankment and left bank of Buriganga River from Kellarmorh to Mitford; raising and flood proofing of the central spine road (from Jatrabari to Tongi bridge) including design of 6 out of 13 sluice gates; rehabilitation of pipe and canal drains and improvement of slum areas; solid waste management for Dhaka city, EIA of the project; preparation of BOQ, drawing of specifications; preparation of tender documents; assisting Project Management Office of DIFPP in evaluation of bids and award of contracts; supervision and implementation work of FY 1991-92, monitoring and evaluation, and establishing a PBME benchmark; motivating the beneficiaries for their effective participation in project implementation and O&M.
Study of Biman and Civil Aviation, Bangladesh, under USAID fund, 1992
Detailed survey and planning for upgrading to international standard of all the airports in Bangladesh for efficient air traffic management. TCIL provided consultancy services as well as support services with all logistics.
Feasibility Study of Dhaka Integrated Flood Protection Project (FAP-8B), Bangladesh, under ADB Fund [ADB TA No. 1318-BAN] 1991
Feasibility details for the flood protection, drainage and environmental improvement of 136 sq km of Dhaka urban area; reviewing existing financial and physical monitoring and reporting procedures of government and design a set of simplified accounting, budgetary control and management information systems; monitoring introduction of cost recovery mechanisms agreed as a part of the project and determine progress in the overall improvements related to revenue generation and financial management. study the environmental problems of Dhaka city. TCIL provided the financial analysis and institutional development services.
Flood Action Plan 12: FCD/I Agricultural Study, Bangladesh, under British ODA and JICA Fund, 1991-1992
FAP -12 aimed at assessment of the impacts of flood control, drainage, and irrigation projects on environment, agriculture, livestock, and fisheries and to recommend measures to overcome the constraints on their effectiveness. TCIL provided consultancy services on engineering and institutional aspects of the project as well as support and logistic services to the entire team of consultants.
Flood Action Plan 13: Operation and Maintenance Study, Bangladesh, under British ODA and JICA Fund, 1991- 1992
Studied the effectiveness of O&M of FCD/I projects and to recommend appropriate measures to overcome the constraints against effective O&M and to ensure effective participation in the project activities by the beneficiaries. TCIL provided consultancy services in engineering and institutional aspects of the project as well as logistic and support services to the entire team of consultants.
Basic Design of Monoharkhali Fish Landing, Preservation and Distribution Facilities Project, Chittagong, Bangladesh, under JICA Fund, 1991
The aim of the project was to provide the fishermen with modern fish landing, storage and distribution facilities. Services included sub-soil investigation, topographic and contour survey; marketing survey; river current and tide survey; assistance in structural and architectural design; and design of water supply and sanitary facilities.
Improved Retting Practices for Augmenting Quality of Jute in Bangladesh under EEC fund, 1990-1998
Consultancy services for excavation/re-excavation of derelict ponds/tanks/canals/road-side ditches and khas ponds/tanks/canals under EEC financed project “Improved Retting Practices for Augmenting Quality of Jute in Bangladesh”. Training of the farmers in cultivation and retting for improving the jute fiber. Assessment and suggestion on the effect of jute retting on environment through motivation of the farmers for using improved retting process. Technoconsult provided the following services to Contour and topographic survey and preparation of drawings; Preparation of location map; Detail Design and drawing; Preparation of Bill of Quantities; Preparation of tender schedule and specification; Assisting in bid evaluation, selection of contractors and award of contract; Construction management and quality control; Certification of bills of the contractors; Training of farmers; and Motivation for using the improved techniques of jute retting.
Post-Evaluation Study of Baramanikdi Sub-Project under Small Scale Flood Control, Drainage and Irrigation Project, Faridpur, Bangladesh, under IFAD Fund [IFAD Loan No.137-BA] 1990
Post-implementation evaluation of the Flood Control, Drainage and Irrigation Project of Baramanikdi, executed by the Bangladesh Water Development Board with IFAD loan (137-BA) and to recommend improvement measures. The project components were (i) Engineering and soil survey; (ii) Detailed socio-economic survey by questionnaire; (iii) Data analysis; (iv) Preparation of the report; and (v) Environmental impact of the project.