|Project Name||Dhaka Power Systems Upgrade|
|Location||Dhaka and around Dhaka|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
|Description||The objectives of the Project are (i) corporatization of part of the generation assets of BPDB; (ii) completion of the 230kV ring around Dhaka city and strengthening of the 132kV network; (iii) upgrading of distribution in the Dhaka area; and (iv) assist in project preparation for a training and development institute for the sector. The Project comprises the following: Part A - 230-132kV Transmission System around Dhaka; Part B - Upgrading of the Distribution System in Dhaka; and Part C - Project Preparation for a Training and Development Institute.|
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
(i) Changes in the business environment through corporatization, commercialization, and increasing private sector participation;
(ii) Institutional improvements in BPDB and DESA through introduction of modern management practices;
(iii) Enlarging the scope of the Palli Biddyut Samiti (PBSs); and
(iv) Strengthening the long-term planning and regulatory processes in the sector.
The Project addresses items (i), (iii), and (iv) of this strategy. Item (ii) is an ongoing process and item has partly been addressed through the Power Sector Master Plan, the creation of the Power Cell, and the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Consulting Services||International consultants, to be engaged by REB under Part C of the Project will be recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Procurement||Procurement under the Project will include equipment and materials for the 230/132 kV transmission system around Dhaka and upgrading of the 22/11/0.4 kV distribution system in Dhaka. The procurement to be financed under the Bank loan will be undertaken in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.|
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
|Credit Committee Meeting||07 May 1999|
|Approval||21 Dec 1999|
|PDS Creation Date||04 Feb 2007|
|Last PDS Update||28 Oct 2010|
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