ADB is helping Bangladesh boost power supply by enhancing its transmission and distribution network. The second tranche of the program will enable increased energy transfer from Ghorasal to Tongi and improve transmission capacity to meet growing power demand in the capital Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet areas. It will also expand the capacity of the north and south Dhaka distribution network.
|Project Name||Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed Tranche 2 will contribute to the overall impact of the MFF on increased energy sector contribution to low-carbon economic growth in Bangladesh. The specific impact of the Tranche 2 will be increased access to reliable supply of electricity. The outcome of Tranche 2 is increased transmission and distribution capability in the power system. This will allow increased power transfer from Ghorasal to Tongi and to increased transmission capability to satisfy the increasing demand in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet areas. Also the investments will allow improved distribution networks in the Dhaka region to supply increasing demand in the system to ensure no load-shedding due to network constraints by 2018.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||A framework financing agreement (FFA) for the Bangladesh Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program (BPSEEIP, the facility ), has been signed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh (the Government) and ADB's Board of Directors approved this multi tranche financing facility (MFF) on 28 Nov 2012. This MFF funds power sector investments in generation, transmission and distribution systems in Bangladesh to improve efficiency in these systems and add capacity for increased and reliable energy access to the population. The MFF consisted of three tranches to undertake these investments in a staggered manner. The proposed tranche 2 meets the selection criteria set forth in the Schedule 4 of the FFA. It will undertake investments in transmission and distribution network strengthening. Thus the Tranche 2 helps achieving the outcome of the MFF, increased access to clean and reliable supply of electricity in Bangladesh.|
|Impact||Increased access to reliable supply of electricity|
|Description of Outcome||Increased Transmission and Distribution capability in the power system|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The project supports increasing transmission and distribution capacity by adding 28 new substations in transmission and distribution network around Dhaka city, adding new transmission lines and rehabilitating older system. 9 substations are energized so far.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Increased Transmission Capacity
Increased south Dhaka distribution network capacity
Increased north Dhaka distribution network capacity
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output-1: 132/33 kV Dhamrai and 232/33 kV Shympur substation has been energized and in commercial operation.
Output-2: Eight number of 33/11 kV GIS substations are under construction by DPDC. Already six substations have been energized. Total 458 km of line is under construction. Procurement of all equipment has been completed. Installation work progress is 80%.
Construction work for 11 kV distribution line and 33 kV underground line is ongoing.
Output-3: Package C1, Lot-1: This package was for construction of 5 new 132/33/11 KV substations in Dhaka area. Out of five, Uttara Substation was energized on 28 June 2018. Other four are expected to be energized by June 2019.
Under Lot-3, 13 new substations will be constructed and 15 substations will be renovated. Contract was awarded in May 2017. Civil construction and equipment delivery, installation are parallelly ongoing.
Package C2 has total six supply lots. Out of six, only prepaid meter procurement is ongoing. Other five lots have been awarded and goods are already delivered at store.
|Geographical Location||Ashuganj, Bhaluka, Chandpur, Chandpur District, Chittagong, Chittagong, Chittagong District, Comilla, Dhaka Division, Dhamrai, Fenchuganj, Gazipur District, Gazipur S., Gazipura, Ghorasal, Hathazari, Jamalpur District, Kachua, Kaliakair, Kalurghat, Madan Ghat, Meghnaghat, Mirzapur, Narayanganj, Narsingdi District, Paschim Haripur, Rampur, Rupsi, Sholashahar, Sirajganj, Sirajganj District, Sitakunda, Sreepur, Sylhet, Sylhet District, Tangail, Tangail District, Tongi|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) for the MFF was prepared in September 2012 to ensure that project components in succeeding tranches comply with SPS 2009. Tranche 2 is classified as Category B according to SPS 2009 requiring an initial environmental examination (IEE). Following SPS 2009 and EARF, an IEE was prepared and was publicly disclosed to ADB website in August 2013.
No major environmental issue, nonetheless EA submits environmental monitoring reports semi-annually.
Sub-project selection for Tranche 2 was guided by the environmental criteria outlined in the EARF and Schedule 4 of the FFA. Components of Tranche 2 are not expected to cause significant adverse environmental impacts. Transmission line routes will traverse mainly agricultural lands and no forest, sanctuaries or protected areas will be affected. Environmental management plans have been prepared with adequate resources for implementation. PGCB, DPDC and DESCO will obtain all the required environmental clearances from the DOE prior to construction and copies submitted to ADB. A project brief in Bangla will be prepared by PGCB, DPDC, and DESCO and will be made available to the public at their field offices.
The project is a Category A for its land acquisition impacts. There will be no impacts for the DESCO (C1-C2) or DPDC (B2-B3) components.
For construction of two substations; component A-2 under PGCB, 4.5 acres of land has been acquired. Three Resettlement Plans have been prepared and disclosed in the website in 2013. There has been 2 acres of land acquisition for the Shyampur 230/132 KV GIS and 2.5 acres of land acquisition for the Dhamrai 132/33 KV GIS. No land acquisition has been required for six kilo-meters transmission line. The affected people have been compensated for their loss of crops and trees as per ADB policy.
The semi-annual monitoring reports have been submitted by EA on a regular basis. So far, no grievances have been reported under the project.
|Indigenous Peoples||Tranche 2 is classified as category C in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). None of the subprojects would impact communities of indigenous populations or interfere with the territories of the indigenous populations or ethnic minorities, their livelihood systems, customary properties or their natural or cultural resources. However, if there are any unanticipated impacts on indigenous people during project implementation an indigenous peoples plan will be prepared and submitted to ADB for review. EAs will obtain the approval of such a plan before award of related civil works contract and implemented before commencement of the civil works of the relevant subproject, as applicable.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During project preparation the project team along with the consultants have conducted stakeholder meetings while finalising the intial environmental examinations and resettlement plans for the respective components.|
|During Project Implementation||During project implementation stakeholders consultation is being carried out as and will continue if required.|
|Consulting Services||Implementation support consultant for DPDC $1,000,000 as per GOB's guidelines for Q4/2013, National and financed by GOB|
The following lists goods and works contracts for which procurement activity is either ongoing or expected to commence within the next 18 months.
Supply Contract of North Dhaka Distribution Equipment (Prepaid Meters) 20.4 ICB N Q1/2018 Financed by ADB
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nahar, Nazmun|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Bangladesh Resident Mission|
Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd. (DESCO)
Biddut Bhaban, 1 Abdul Gani Road
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd. (DPDC)
SCADA Bhaban (2nd Floor)
Kataban, Sonargaon Road
Dhaka 1000 Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
PGCB Head Office
A/2 Jahurul Islam Avenue
Aftabnagar, Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
|Approval||11 Dec 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Dec 2013||11 Feb 2014||14 Mar 2014||30 Jun 2019||31 Dec 2020||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||530.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||310.00||09 Dec 2013||272.20||0.00||88%|
|Cofinancing||220.00||09 Dec 2013||245.43||0.00||79%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3087-BAN: Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 2 [PPM, Lot-06 of Package-C2]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||22 Mar 2018||07 May 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING & COMMISSIONING OF SMART PRE-PAYMENT METERS INCLUDING RELATED SERVICE||Loan 3087||17 Apr 2019||HEXING ELECTRICAL CO. LTD||NO.1418 (SHANGCHENG INDUSTRIAL ZONE) HANGZHOU CITY, CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)||SUPPLY OF GOODS||9,472,214.63||9,471,579.45|
|Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning of 33/11Kv Substations on Turnkey Basis||Loan 3087||25 May 2017||Siemens Ltd India in cons w/ Siemens Ltd Ban||130, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai-18, India||Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)||Turnkey||43,933,336.00||43,933,336.00|
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