Bangladesh: Bibiyana II Gas Power Project

Nonsovereign Project | 44951-014

Summary

The Project involves design, engineering, construction and operation of a 341MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant.

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Project Name Bibiyana II Gas Power Project
Project Number 44951-014
Borrower/Company SUMMIT BIBIYANA II POWER CO. LTD.
Country Bangladesh
Location The project will be located along the south bank of the Khushiyara River about 180 km north-east of Dhaka and 30 km to the southwest of the town of Sylhet, district of Habiganj, Bangladesh.
Approval Number 7436/3236
Type or Modality of Assistance
7436/3236 Loan US$ 73.30 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Hayato Hoshi
Project Sponsor(s) GE Energy
Summit Industrial & Mercantile Corp (Pvt) Ltd
Description The Project involves design, engineering, construction and operation of a 341MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant.
Objectives and Scope

The Project will alleviate a severe power shortage adversely impacting the country''s economic growth and poverty reduction efforts by adding 341 MW of greenfield power capacity generating cleaner, efficient, reliable and affordable electricity. The Project will also stimulate the economy by purchasing local goods and services and creating jobs for qualified locals in the Project area and in the country.

The Project will also catalyze, private sector investment in power generation in Bangladesh, using a public-private partnership framework.

Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB''s support for the Project is in line with Bangladesh''s 2011-15 Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and the government''s Sixth Five-Year Plan FY2011-FY2015. The CPS emphasized the importance of ADB''s support in ensuring reliable power supply and enhance access to power. The CPS also mentioned that private sector development will be prioritized to accelerate growth by addressing major infrastructure constraints, enhancing capacity for public private partnerships (PPP) and private sector investments. The project will contribute to the reduction of power supply gap which is one of the most critical obstacles to private sector investment and will improve the investment climate for private sector-led growth and poverty reduction.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environmental impacts and risks of the Project are anticipated during the construction and operation of the power plant and its related and associated facilities. These include issues such as air emissions and air quality, noise and vibration, water supply and wastewater discharge, erosion and runoff, impacts on flora and fauna, occupational and community health and safety, traffic safety and solid wastes. These issues and impacts will be addressed by preventive and effective control and mitigation measures that will be laid out in the Environmental Management Plan. Since the Project is under construction, an environmental compliance audit will be prepared, including on-site assessment, to identify past or present concerns related to impacts on the environment. A corrective action plan will be developed where noncompliance is identified.
Involuntary Resettlement The project involves the acquisition and requisition of 95.52 acres of land for the plant and other project facilities. A Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) has been implemented covering 376 affected households which were affected by ongoing construction of facilities. A social compliance audit will be conducted to assess the implementation of the RAP by: (i) identifying past or present concerns related to impacts on involuntary resettlement (physical or economic displacement); (ii) determine whether actions were in accordance with ADB''s SR 2 principles and requirements; and (iii) prepare a corrective action plan (CAP) containing necessary remedial actions, the budget for such actions, and the time frame for resolution of non-compliance.
Indigenous Peoples There are no Indigenous Peoples that will be affected by the Project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Series of consultations were undertaken with different project stakeholders including the PAP's and community leaders. During the construction and operation of the power plant, continuous consultation and engagement with the communities and other stakeholders will be carried on following the ADB Public Communications Policy.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 25 Jul 2011
Due Diligence 11 Mar 2014
Credit Committee Meeting 20 Oct 2014
Approval 05 Dec 2014
PDS Creation Date 13 Jul 2011
Last PDS Update 08 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2014
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project: Initial Poverty and Social Assessment Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2014

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project: Social Monitoring Report (April 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project: Social Compliance Audit Report (October 2014) Social Compliance Audit Report Oct 2014
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Environment and Social Impact Assessments Oct 2014
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project: Environment and Social Compliance Audit Report (October 2014) Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Oct 2014
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Jul 2014
Bibiyana II Gas Power Project Environment and Social Impact Assessments Jul 2014
Bibiyana I and II Gas Power Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2011

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