REGIONAL WATERWAY TRANSPORT PROJECT
REGIONAL WATERWAY TRANSPORT PROJECT 1: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR SURVEY, DETAILED DESIGN OF LANDING STATIONS (LAUNCH GHATS) AND VESSEL STORM SHELTERS...
REGIONAL WATERWAY TRANSPORT PROJECT 1: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR SURVEY, DETAILED DESIGN OF LANDING STATIONS (LAUNCH GHATS) AND VESSEL STORM SHELTERS AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF LANDING STATIONS (IDA Credit No.: 5842-BD, Contract No.: BRWTP-S5)
Inland Water Transport is an important transport mode, especially in the monsoon season, within the country. Passenger vessels account for some 10% of the registered fleet in Bangladesh. They carry between 50 and 1250 people depending on the size of the vessel. They also carry cargo that is typically loaded into vessel hulls or on the smaller vessels, carried on the main bulkhead deck. In addition, there are some 750,000 country (traditional) boats, a substantial part of which have been mechanized. About 65% of these also carry passengers, generally from rural communities. Passenger traffic in the river routes in the country is increasing due to increase in population and comparatively lower travel cost in the Waterways. Development of landing stations is urgently needed to cope with the situation. The Development and control of Inland Water Transport is the responsibility of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) under the Ministry of Shipping (MOS). Among its functions for passenger traffic, BIWTA is responsible to: • Develop, maintain and operate inland river ports, landing ghats and terminal facilities in such ports or ghat; and • Develop the most economical facilities for passenger traffic to ensure comfort, safety and speed on mechanized craft.
Phase I: Survey and Detailed Design: - Assess site conditions of all proposed landing stations and vessel storm shelter locations; - Undertake, the following surveys necessary for final/detailed design of each landing station and vessel storm shelter: - Review and analysis of available historic hydrological data for each site - Assess potential effects of climate change on factors as may be relevant to the design of landing station and vessel storm shelters; - Review and analysis of meteorological and climatological data as may be relevant to design of landing stations and vessel storm shelters; - Review laws and regulations pertaining to the development of river terminals, landing stations, vessel shelters in Bangladesh; - Identify the most suitable area for construction of Landing Stations (Ghats); - Identify the most suitable area for construction of Vessel Storm Shelters; - Carry out passenger and traffic survey and make traffic forecast for each location; - Prepare concept/preliminary designs of infrastructure and facilities for the development of each Landing - Station / Vessel Storm Shelter: a) The design basis for the Landing Stations (Launch Ghats) shall be as follows: b) In general accordance with relevant parts of BS 6349 for maritime works-latest editions (or equivalent standards). c) The design basis for the Vessel Storm Shelters shall be as follows: - Prepare cost estimates for all concept design options; - Undertake SWOT analysis and Identify best design options; - Prepare detailed design for each Landing Stations and Vessel Storm Shelter with specifications, BOQ and cost estimates; - Digitize each terminal site on recent Mouza Map and prepare schedule of Land Holdings for any land acquisition, if necessary; - Prepare contract packages and bidding documents. Phase-II: Construction Supervision: - Review and approve Contractor’s work plan, construction drawings, programs and method statement; - Supervise the works including the quality assurance and control; - Regular monitoring/supervision for the resource mobilization and recording the mobilized labour, materials and equipment; - Liaise and coordinate with relevant authorities; - Review, check and certify the payment certificates; - Conduct regular site meetings and progress review meetings; - Prepare monthly progress reports incorporating progress of works issues, if any; - Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental policies, legislation and codes of practice; - Review and recommend on claims, if any and provide contractual advice to BIWTA in case of disputes; - Provide support to BIWTA in reporting and communicating project activities as and when necessary; - Ensure compliance with the environmental and social mitigation measures following IEE/ESIA, EMP and RAP; - Ensure that the contractor removes all Installations and surplus materials including site restorations as per EMP; - Training program for knowledge transfer, and - Monitoring and supervision of works during the defects liability period.