Bangladesh: Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project

Sovereign Project | 44192-013 Status:

Summary

ADB is supporting a cross-border electricity initiative between Bangladesh and India that will provide impetus for increased power trading in South Asia. The project will build a 40-kilometer 400-kilovolt transmission line, along with a high voltage direct current substation and connecting loop, linking the western electrical grid of Bangladesh with India's eastern grid.

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Project Name Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project
Project Number 44192-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2661-BAN: Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Loan 3031-BAN: SASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project (Additional Financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A consultation mission was fielded on 4-5 October 2013. The mission met with officials from Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR), Ministry of Finance, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh.

1. The contract for 500MW HVDC Back-to-Back Substation was signed in March 2011. Implementation period is estimated at 22 months. Land acquisition has been completed and land development completed.

2. The contract for 400kV Baharampur (India)- Bheramara double circuit (D/C) Overhead Transmission Line (Bangladesh Portion) and Line-In Line-Out (LILO) of 230kV Ishurdi-Khulna D/C Overhead Transmission Line at Bheramara was signed in Dec 2010. Implementation period is estimated at 18 months. Survey and soil test work has been completed. Plan and Profile approval completed.

Geographical Location A cross-border between Bangladesh and India.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The environmental clearance from the Dept of Environment was issued on 11 July 2010 based on the Initial Environment Examinatione (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) prepared in 2010. In case of land development for 400/230kV back to back station, dredging from Padma River was carried out. The Institute of Water Modeling assessed the impact on the water flow due to the considerable dredging of the river. Sample test of land filling riverbed materials (sand) was done by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.
Involuntary Resettlement Most of the land for the HVDC back-to-back substation is owned by Bangladesh Railways. PGCB has indicated that land acquisition for the substation has been completed under the Draft National Policy on Involuntary Resettlement and Rehabilitation 2010, Acquisition and Requisition of Immmovable Property ordinance (amended in 1994) and Safeguard Policy (2009) in Char Mokarimpur, Bheramara under Kushtia district.
Indigenous Peoples A grievance redress committee was formed to address any grievances from affected people concerning resettlement, the water flow due to the considerable dredging of the river and other social issues related to the HVDC back-to-back station. The committee finalized the number of affected households and check payments were made within February to March 2011 in the presence of local Member of Parliament, local representatives and local Government officials.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Not required under the Project.
Procurement The Project will include (i) a 40 long kilometer 400kV double circuit transmission line from the Bangladesh India border to Bheramara, (ii) a 500 MW back to back HVDC station at Bheramara; and (iii) a 230kV interconnection with the western grid of Bangladesh.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Len George
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
Md. Ruhul Amin
PGCB@CITECHCO.NET;_WEBSITE:WWW.PGCB.ORG
Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) Bhaban (New), 3rd & 4th Floor, Ramna, Dhaka-1000

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 May 2010
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2015

Loan 2661-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Aug 2010 13 Oct 2010 08 Mar 2011 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2014 23 Jun 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 158.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 31 Aug 2010 99.40 0.00 100%
Counterpart 58.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Aug 2010 99.40 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Loan 3031-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2013 23 Oct 2013 09 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2014 - 23 Jun 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 40.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.00 25 Sep 2013 11.49 0.00 100%
Counterpart 28.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Sep 2013 11.49 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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