Bangladesh: Gas Sector Development Project

Sovereign Project | 35242-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Gas Sector Development Project
Project Number 35242-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4332-BAN: Gas Sector Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 480,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The purpose of the TA is to help the Government prepare a gas sector development project. The TA will involve: (i) reviewing the sector road map and preparation of policy package; (ii) reviewing project proposals and other documents to define the scope of the different components for financing under the ensuing project; (iii) making a technical review of the proposals to confirm their suitability and soundness and preparing implementation schedules for the selected components; and (iv) undertaking financial and economic, environmental, social, poverty reduction, and (v) institutional analyses and develop an institutional strengthening plan for Petrobangla and other relevant agencies.

Key activities include: (i) preparing an internal report which analyses the potential for economic growth and social development in less developed areas particularly with reference to expanding natural gas supply and distribution; (ii) preparing a report which analyses the potential for gas sector development; (iii) preparing a report which assesses policy and non-policy barriers to improve gas sector development; (iv) identifying policy packages for the promotion of gas sector development; (v) developing an investment package that identifies relevant subprojects; (vi) performing detailed financial, economic, environmental, social, poverty reduction, and institutional analyses of the identified subprojects; (vii) reviewing cost estimates, financing plan and procurement packages, and (viii) preparing an estimation of potential levels of greenhouse gas emissions reduction from the subprojects.

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
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 Eight (8) person-months of international consultants: (i) Gas Sector Development Specialist and (ii) Natural Gas Economist; and (iii) Financial Analyst. Twenty one (21) person-months of domestic consultants all to be hired as individual consultants: (i) Institutional Development Specialist ; (ii) Environmental Specialist ; (iii) Social Development Specialist; (iv) Poverty Reduction Specialist; (v) Financial Analyst; (vi) Natural Gas Economist; and (vii) Natural Gas Policy Specialist.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer P. Abeygunawardena
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Oil and Gas Corporation
Petrobangla Chamber Bldg. 122-124
Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka 2
Concept Clearance 19 Aug 2001
Fact Finding 28 Jan 2004 to 31 Jan 2004
Approval 28 Apr 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Nov 2005
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2006

TA 4332-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Apr 2004 02 Sep 2004 02 Sep 2004 31 Oct 2004 30 Sep 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
480,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 480,000.00 28 Apr 2004 473,262.76
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Gas Sector Development Project Technical Assistance Reports May 2004

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