28025-013: Dhaka Power Systems Upgrade

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


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.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

An initial enviromental examination of the 230 kV and 132 kV transmission lines and substations covered by Part A of the Project was conducted by PGCB. Other project components have negligible impact on the environment.

The Project does not involve significant displacement of persons. A maximum of 100 persons who are dispersed along the transmission line will be affected. A short resettlement plan was prepared based on ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement. Minor rerouting of the transmission lines will be considerd during project implementation, which will further reduce the number of affected persons.



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Timetable

Fact-finding
10 Aug 1998 to 23 Aug 1998

Management Review Meeting
07 May 1999

Board Approval
21 Dec 1999

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