31296-013: West Zone Power System Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


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.... Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 31296-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Numbers Loan No. 1884
Loan No. 1885
Approval Date 17 Dec 2001
Closing Date 21 Jun 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 198,900
Geographical Location Dhaka, Khulna Central and South West Region of the country
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Transmission lines installed or upgraded (kilometers) 840
Distribution lines installed or updgraded (kilometers) 5,300
New households connected to electricity (number) 259,700

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Rahman Murshed
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Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Bangladesh Resident Mission

Executing Agencies
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd.(PGCB)
Mr. Md. Ruhul Amin

Rural Electrification Board_(REB)
Mr. Bhuiyan Shafiqul Islam

Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

PDS Creation Date
04 Feb 2007

Last PDS Update
17 Mar 2014