Project Name West Zone Power System Development Project
Project Number 31296-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1884-BAN: West Zone Power System Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 60.20 million
Loan 1885-BAN: West Zone Power System Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 138.70 million
Loan: West Zone Power System Development Project
KfW Bankengruppe US$ 30.00 million
Nordic Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objectives of the Project are to (i) increase electrification in Southwest Bangladesh; (ii) enable evacuation and economic utilization of the power generated from the projects being contracted at Baghabari and Bheramara; and (iii) reduce losses and improve reliability of the existing transmission and distribution systems in southwest Bangladesh.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project furthers the ongoing power sector reforms to (i) improve governance, (ii) build long-term institutional capacity, (iii) improve efficiencies, and (iv) facilitate private sector participation.

(i) Changes in the business environment through corporatization, commercialization, and increasing private sector participation;

(ii) Institutional improvements in BPDB and DESA through introduction of modern management practices;

(iii) Creation of new sector agencies that could serve as role models for the sector;

(iv) Enlarging the scope of the Palli Biddyut Samiti (PBSs); and

(v) Strengthening the long-term planning and regulatory processes in the sector.

The Project addresses items (i), (iii), and (iv) of this strategy. Item (ii) is an ongoing process and item (v) has partly addressed through the Power Sector Master Plan, the creation of the Power Cell and the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission.

Impact
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, Khulna Central and South West Region of the country
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

Consulting services will be required for Part A, B and C of the Project to:

(i) review the current designs and engineering; (ii) design a new training curriculum based on a needs survey; (iii) organize training for staff; and (iv) help computerize management systems.

Procurement Procurement of goods and services financed by ADB will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. To accelerate the implementation of the Project, the executing agencies will be allowed advance procurement action.
Responsible ADB Officer Rahman Murshed
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board(BREB)Mr. Bhuiyan Shafiqul IslamDirectorate of Procurement
Head Office Bldg.-7th Flr, Zoar Sahara,
Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)Mr. Md. Ruhul AminIEB Bhaban (4th Floor)
Ramna,Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral ResourcesWAPDA Building
Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jun 2000
Fact Finding 07 May 2001 to 17 May 2001
MRM 19 Sep 2001
Approval 17 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2010

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 40.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 40.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

LoanĀ 1884-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2001 17 Jan 2002 07 Nov 2002 30 Sep 2006 30 Jun 2008 21 Jun 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.20 17 Dec 2001 49.27 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 40.00 17 Dec 2001 49.27 0.00 100%

LoanĀ 1885-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2001 17 Jan 2002 07 Nov 2002 30 Sep 2006 31 Mar 2010 08 Nov 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 138.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 138.70 17 Dec 2001 114.83 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2001 114.83 0.00 100%

This project data sheet was generated from http://www.adb.org/projects/31296-013/main on 02 September 2015