Bangladesh: Power Sector Development Program (Project Loan)

Sovereign Project | 36205-013 Status: Closed

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    kilometers of distribution lines installed or upgraded



    TWh equivalent per year in energy saved



    MW installed energy generation capacity using conventional and renewable energy sources



    tCO2 equivalent per year in greenhouse gas emission reduction



    new households connected to electricity

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Project Name Power Sector Development Program (Project Loan)
Project Number 36205-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2039-BAN: Power Sector Development Program (Project Loan)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 179.64 million
Loan: Power Sector Development Program (Project Loan)
Commercial Bank - Domestic US$ 34.20 million
Nordic Development Fund US$ 9.60 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Partially achieved. Highlights are: DESCO's system loss has reduced consistently over 2001-2002 to 2011-12 time period from 26.66% to 8.79%. However,Load shedding exists due to shortage of power supply. BERC in place.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Physical Output Progress:

2x120 power generation capacity was added in November 2011.

National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC) was commissioned on 18 April 2010.

980.78 km of distribution netwrk added/upgraded in northwest zone of Bangladesh.


2x120 MW Power Plant was transferred back from EGCB to BPDB on 17 Jan 2011.

Geographical Location Rajshahi, Sirajgonj, Bogra, Pabna, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Joypurhat, Thakurgaon, Nilphamari and Gaibanda.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Environmental - The Borrower shall ensure that the environmental mitigation measures identified in the initial environmental examination (IEE) are incorporated and followed during construction, operation, and maintenance of program facilities.

Social Issues - The Borrower will require contracts for all civil works contractors to provide information at worksites on the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS as part of the health and safety measures of those employed during construction.

The Borrower shall ensure that all program-related activities are carried out in complaince with all applicable labor laws and regulations, including equal pay for equal work, and that no child labor is employed in any program-related work.

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will support PGCB, BPDB, and the new generation and distribution companies, for their respective parts of the Project and will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Consultants will essentially provide design review, quality assurance services and training.
Procurement Goods and services financed by ADB will be procured following ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. For such procurement, bid specifications will be prepared so as to ensure maximum competition under international competitive bidding. Advanced Procurement has been allowed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Md. Rahman
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
Mr. Md. Ruhul Amin
IEB Bhaban (4th Floor)
Ramna,Dhaka, Bangladesh
Electricity Generation of Bangladesh Limited
Mr. AMM Mortoza Ali
BTMC Bhaban (8th Floor)
7-9 Kawran Bazar C/A,
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
Mr. ASM Alamgir Kabir
WAPDA Building, 9th Floor
Motijhel C/A


Concept Clearance 02 Apr 2003
Fact Finding 16 Apr 2003 to 27 Apr 2003
MRM 07 Aug 2003
Approval 10 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2014

Loan 2039-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2003 18 Dec 2003 02 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2011 09 Apr 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 322.14 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 179.64 10 Dec 2003 172.24 0.00 96%
Counterpart 98.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 43.80 10 Dec 2003 179.64 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Power Sector Development Program (Project Loan) Project/Program Completion Reports Aug 2013
Power Sector Development Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2003

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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