Project Name Dhaka Power Systems Upgrade
Project Number 28025-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objectives of the Project are (i) corporatization of part of the generation assets of BPDB; (ii) completion of the 230kV ring around Dhaka city and strengthening of the 132kV network; (iii) upgrading of distribution in the Dhaka area; and (iv) assist in project preparation for a training and development institute for the sector. The Project comprises the following: Part A - 230-132kV Transmission System around Dhaka; Part B - Upgrading of the Distribution System in Dhaka; and Part C - Project Preparation for a Training and Development Institute.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dhaka and around Dhaka
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services International consultants, to be engaged by REB under Part C of the Project will be recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement Procurement under the Project will include equipment and materials for the 230/132 kV transmission system around Dhaka and upgrading of the 22/11/0.4 kV distribution system in Dhaka. The procurement to be financed under the Bank loan will be undertaken in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board(BREB)
Mr. Bhuiyan Shafiqul Islam
Directorate of Procurement
Head Office Bldg.-7th Flr, Zoar Sahara,
Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
Mr. Md. Ruhul Amin
IEB Bhaban (4th Floor)
Ramna,Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd. (DESCO)
Mr. Saleh Ahmed
Biddut Bhaban, 1 Abdul Gani Road
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Dhaka Electric Supply Authority(DESA)
Mr. AFM Faridul Haque
Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd.
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Aug 1998 to 23 Aug 1998
MRM 07 May 1999
Approval 21 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2010

This project data sheet was generated from on 09 October 2015