Duration: March, 2015-February, 2016 Design and supervision consultancy of multipurpose disaster shelter (mdsp)


The objective of the Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project (MDSP) for Bangladesh is to reduce the vulnerability of the coastal population in selected coastal districts of Bangladesh to natural disasters. The project has following three broad components:

(a) Construction of new shelters: Construction of about 100 new multipurpose disaster shelters to enhance protection against future extreme natural disaster eve. Moreover, there would be some additional features, such as killas for sheltering livestock of the families threatened by such events to improve upon the functional capabilities and utility of the MPDSs. Such improvements are based on the experience with reluctance of people to promptly take shelter upon the receipt of warning;
(b) Improvement of existing shelters: Repairs and improvement of about 200 existing shelters that are damaged or can no longer be used as disaster shelters due to some inadequacies in meeting the required standard; and
(c) Improvements of communication network to shelters: Reconstruction / construction and repair of roads communication network to the shelters to improve upon access to these during evacuation from threatened locations.


Task-1: Detailed feasibility study, DSS database, design and engineering aspects
– Review and use of existing information
– Establishment and/or updating DSS database and tools for optimization of DSS
– Implementation phasing of disaster shelter system
– Definition of the project area, data collection and review
– Preparation of feasibility level designs
Task-2: Social impact assessment and beneficiary participation aspects and preparation of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
Task-3: Environmental assessment, environmental management plan, EIAs etc.
Task-4: Feasibility report, project implementation plan, procurement packaging, economic analysis, and financial management system etc.
– Project implementation planning and procurement packaging etc.
– Project cost estimates, benefits and economic analysis
– Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
– Monitoring and evaluation
– Development of a financial management system

Task-5: Detailed designs and preparation of bidding documents.

Funding agency: World Bank and Govt. of Bangladesh