Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) was prepared to address and mitigate the adverse impacts on life's and livelihood of the Affected Persons (APs) due to acquisition/requisition of lands for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project. The RAPs were prepared based on major Components of the Bridge as mentioned below:
- Development of Four Resettlement Sites: RAP-I
- Main Bridge, Approach road, Service Area and Bridge End Facility: RAP-II
- River Training Works: RAP-III
- Construction Yard at Janjira including Temporary Resettlement Site, Janjira: RAP-IV
- Construction Yard at Mawa: RAP-V
The Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Munshiganj, Madaripur and Shariatpur districts are paying Cash Compensation under Law (CCL) for the affected lands, structures crops and trees to the eligible Entitled Persons (EPs). The PMBP, BBA are paying the Additional Grant (AG) on top of DC's payment for the lands and other Resettlement Benefits (RB) to the EPs with the assistance by RAP implementing NGO, named CCDB.
Development of Resettlement Sites for Relocation of Affected Households
Four resettlement sites have been developed, two sites at each side of the Padma river. Constructions of all infrastructural civic amenities such as, school, mosque, market, over head tank for water supply, electricity supply, roads etc. are completed. In the resettlement sites three categories of residential plot are available; 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 decimal. Total 2123 residential plots and 80 commercial plots are available in four resettlement sites. Plots allocation process is going on. Plot allottees have started relocation to Resettlement Sites. Land acquisition for relocation of Cobbler Community and Fish market at Mawa Ferryghat is completed. Possession of land is taken by the project authority. Civic facilities of this site are on process.
Grievance Redress Mechanism
Aggrieved APs may apply to Grievance Redress Committee (GRC). Two level grievance redress committees are formed in PMBP, such as Local level GRC and Project level Independent GRC. The committees hear, review and resolve the cases related to social/resettlement/ environmental issues.