Detailed Design, Social and Environmental Studies for Construction of Urir Char – Noakhali Cross-Dam Project (UCNCP) in the District of Noakhali,

Project Information

Client: Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)


Location: Urir Char, Noakhali, Bangladesh

Funding Agency: World Bank (WB)

Incorporation: RoyalhaskoningDHV Netherlands B.V., IWM Bangladesh

Preparation of engineering design and social and environmental studies of Urir Char-Noakhali Char Cross Dam, The Dam is expected to help reclamation of 9336 hectors of land, create connectivity between Urir Char island and the mainland, help accretion of new land for the settlement of increasing population, provide climate resilient infrastructure and livelihood opportunities for the island communities.

The main components of the consultancy services were finalization of feasibility level of Urir Char-Noakhali Cross Dam, providing of tender design, detailed design, implementation plan, social/environmental management plan, procurement and financial management plan, monitoring and evaluation mechanism, carrying out mathematical, morphological and hydrological modeling. Feasibility report included technical, institutional and economic analysis, social/environmental impact assessment,


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