The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, being
the competent Netherlands Authority for the purpose of this Administrative Arrangement,
hereinafter referred to as “the Netherlands Party”, represented in this matter by
the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s
Republic of Bangladesh, being the competent Bangladesh Authority for the purpose of
this Administrative Arrangement, hereinafter referred to as “the Bangladesh Party”,
Having regard to the provisions of Article I of the Agreement on Technical Co-operation between the Kingdom of the Netherlands
and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, signed at Dhaka on 19 May 1977, hereinafter referred to as “the Agreement”,
Have entered into the following Administrative Arrangement:
2 The aim of the Project is to support effective implementation of the Bangladesh Delta
Plan 2100 (BDP 2100) by strengthening the capacity of the coordination and implementing
organisation of the BDP 2100, facilitating the formulation and implementation of fast
track projects, the establishment of mid-term investment plans and their integration
in the 8th Five Year Plan and reviewing the implementation of the BDP 2100 on an annual basis.
3 The aforesaid co-operation between the two Parties is planned to last from 1 October
2018 to 30 June 2023 or shall expire on the date on which the Project has been completed
in conformity with the provisions of the Administrative Arrangement and of the Project
Document (TAPP), whichever date is the later.
Article II. (The contribution by the Netherlands Party)
The Netherlands Party shall make a contribution of € 4.854.376 (four million eight
hundred and fifty-four thousand and three hundred seventy-six) in the form of grant
to the Project in the following manner:
– BDT 85.000.000 (eighty five million) of grant financing to be administered by the
General Economics Division (GED);
– € 3.958.000 (three million nine hundred fifty-eight thousand) for Technical Assistance,
through direct contracting by the Netherlands Party.
The Netherlands Party’s contribution will become available on the condition that:
– The Bangladesh Party shall have approved the Technical Assistance Project Proposal
(TAPP) for the Project as per agreed Project Document;
– The General Economics Division (GED) shall have appointed the Project Director.
Article III. (The contribution by the Bangladesh Party)
The Bangladesh Party shall make a minimum amount of BDT 142.500.000 (one hundred forty-two
million five hundred thousand) available to the Project.
Article IV. (The Executive Authorities)
1 The Netherlands Party shall appoint the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
as the Netherlands Executive Authority in charge of the Project. The Netherlands Executive
Authority shall be represented, as far as the daily operations of the Project are
concerned, by the Leader of the Technical Assistance Team (being the Team Leader or
in his absence the Deputy Team Leader, hereinafter referred to as “TL/DTL”).
2 The Bangladesh Party shall appoint the General Economics Division of the Planning
Commission, Ministry of Planning, as the Bangladesh Executive Authority in charge
of the Project. The Bangladesh Executive Authority shall be represented, as far as
the daily operations of the Project are concerned, by the Project Director.
Each of the Executive Authorities shall be entitled to delegate under its own responsibility,
partly or entirely, its duties in connection with the Project to other authorities
or organisations. In doing so, the Executive Authorities shall inform each other in
writing of any such delegation and of the extent of the delegation.
Article VIII. (Status of the Netherlands Staff)
The personnel supplied by the Netherlands Party shall enjoy the privileges and immunities,
mentioned in the Articles II and III of the Agreement.
Article IX. (Equipment and Materials)
2 Without prejudice to the payment by the Bangladesh Party or the Bangladesh recipient
agency of the customs duties and taxes on the equipment and materials supplied by
the Netherlands Party, those customs duties and taxes are due upon the transfer of
the equipment and materials to the Bangladesh Party or Bangladesh recipient agency.
The Netherlands Party is in no way under an obligation to pay the customs duties or
The TL/DTL and the Project Director shall submit to both Executive Authorities an
annual report (both narrative and financial) in English. The first annual report on
the progress made in the execution of the Project and on the expenditure incurred
by both Parties will cover the period from start until 30 June 2019; subsequent annual
reports will follow the Bangladesh Fiscal Year, i.e. cover the period from 1 July
until 30 June of the next year. The information on the Technical Assistance (TA) budget
expenditure will be shared with the Bangladesh Party. The approval or rejection of
expenditures made from the Netherlands contribution is entirely and solely at the
discretion of the Netherlands Executive Authority. However, in case of such rejection,
the causes are to be informed to the Bangladesh’s Executive Authority in due course.
On completion of the Project, the TL/DTL and the Project Director shall submit to
all parties involved a final report in English on all aspects of the work done in
connection with the Project. All reports including the final report of the Project
will be provided to the Bangladesh Party also.
The Executive Authorities shall have the Project reviewed through a joint Mid-Term
Review mission; the timing and the Terms of Reference (ToR) of this mission will be
determined by both Executive Authorities.
Article XII. (Settlement of disputes)
Any dispute concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Administrative
Arrangement, which cannot be settled in consultation between both Parties shall be
referred to the respective Governments and shall be settled in a way to be decided
upon by the latter.
Article XIII. (Entry into force and duration)
This Administrative Arrangement shall enter into force on the day of signature by
both Parties with retrospective effect to 1 October 2018, and shall expire at the
end of the period mentioned in Article I, paragraph 3, of this Administrative Arrangement or on the date on which the Project has been
completed in conformity with the provisions of this Administrative Arrangement and
of the Project Document (TAPP), whichever date is the later.
DONE at Dhaka, in two originals, in the English language only.
For the Netherlands Party
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dated: 12 May 2019
For the Bangladesh Party
Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) Ministry of Finance
Dated: 13 May 2019