Through an unprecedented year, several World Bank projects have used innovative tools to continue implementation. The World Bank’s Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP) stepped up to accelerate the use of digital tools to provide remote support. By using drone images and Geographic Information System (GIS), the World Bank supported the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) to design complex multistoried structures remotely without physical access to the construction sites.
Since March to October 2020, LGED had no access to the sites due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which halted the implementation process of the World Bank’s Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP).
As part of the project, the World Bank is supporting Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) to construct arclimate-resilient multi-purpose disaster shelters/community service centers (MPSC) and the solar photovoltaic nano-grid schemes, of which more than half will be installed on the roof of the shelters.