Bangladesh: Gas Transmission and Development Project

Sovereign Project | 35242-013 Status: Active

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Project Name Gas Transmission and Development Project
Project Number 35242-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2188-BAN: Gas Transmission and Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 225.00 million
Loan 2189-BAN: Gas Transmission and Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Oil and gas transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The overall progress of the project is satisfactory although there is significant delay in project implementation. TBER was approved by ADB on 22 September 2015 and FBER has been approved on 25 October 2015. BRM is following up closely with EMRD and Petrobangla, to expedite the contract on the loan period.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Construction of 345.97 km of new transmission lines completed.

Procurement process cancelled. Compressor Stations at Ashuganj and Elenga are included under Natural Gas Access Improvement Project.

Construction of 270 km distribution network completed.

Completed

Debt service coverage ratio was 4.42 as of 30 June 2012. Debt equity ratio to capital was 38:62 as of 30 June 2014.

Govt is committed to introduce policies and regulations to streamline processes and attract private sector investment

Govt is committed to implement GSRR.

System Loss reduced to 4.1% in 2007, 2.56% in 2008, 0.72% in 2009,1% in 2010 , 1% in 2011 & 2012 and continued to be 1% in 2014 and 2015

Air quality improved over the years.

Geographical Location Western Part of Bangladesh

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project will have minimal negative environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Resettlement Plan submitted in November 2005. No issue of resettlement plan exists.
Indigenous Peoples N/A
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, all EAs undertook consultations with local officials and village leaders that raised the level of awareness, gained local support, and enabled affected people to voice opinions and suggestions for project design and implementation.
During Project Implementation The EAs particularly recognize the importance of the participatory approach for the resettlement issues, to reduce the risk of grievance by affected persons and therefore work with local organizations and NGOs to assure a correct communication stream with all the stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services To ensure timely implementation of the Project, consulting services are required for assisting GTCL and BAPEX in various implementation activities including design, engineering, procurement, and construction and training. Consulting services are required for the capacity building of EMR, Petrobangla, GTCL, and other state gas companies. The consultants are being engaged by the Executing Agencies in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The consultants are being engaged as a firm or on individual basis. The project requires a total of 232 person-months of international and 195 person-months of domestic consulting services.
Procurement Procurement of necessary equipment and materials and civil works for the proposed project are being undertaken in accordance wit the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement using ADB's standard bidding documents.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ali Firoz
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Gas Transmission Company Ltd.
Mr. Md. Aminur Rahman
House #39, Road #3
Sector #3, Uttara Model Town
Dhaka-1230
Pashchimanchal Gas Company Ltd.
Mr. Abdus Sattar
Flat #2B, House # 109
Mashid Road, Old D.O.H.S
Banani, Dhaka - 1206
Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Ltd.
Mr. Nurul Islam
47, Bijoy Nagar
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Sylhet Gas Fields Limited
Mr. Shamsul Haque
Chikanagool,
Shylet - 3152
Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Minerals Corp (Petrobangla)
Mr. Mollah Md. Robiul Hossain
3 Kawran Bazar
Commercial Area
Dhaka-1215

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2015

Grant 0019-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2005 11 Oct 2006 11 Oct 2006 11 Oct 2011 10 Oct 2013 13 Feb 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Oct 2005 0.00 3.57 92%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Oct 2005 0.00 3.57 92%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2188-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2005 18 Jun 2006 28 Nov 2006 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 403.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 225.00 27 Oct 2005 172.26 0.00 87%
Counterpart 178.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Oct 2005 171.73 0.00 87%

Loan 2189-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2005 18 Jun 2006 28 Nov 2006 31 Dec 2010 31 Dec 2012 04 Jun 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 27 Oct 2005 2.42 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Oct 2005 2.46 0.00 100%

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