Bangladesh: Dhaka Power Systems Upgrade

Nonsovereign Project | 28025-013 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
ADB Disclosure South Asia Department Request for information
  • Bangladesh
  • Energy
Project Name Dhaka Power Systems Upgrade
Project Number 28025-013
Country Bangladesh
Location Dhaka and around Dhaka
Approval Number 1730/1731
Type or Modality of Assistance
1730/1731 ADF US$ 75.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
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
Project Sponsor(s)
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.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

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

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
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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Title Document Type Document Date
Dhaka Power System Upgrade Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2010
Dhaka Power System Upgrade Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 1999

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Dhaka Power System Upgrade Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2011

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