44192-017: SASEC Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project II | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: SASEC Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project II

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44192-017 Status: Closed

The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project II (the Project) will upgrade the power transmission capacity of the existing Bangladesh and India grid interconnection from 500 megawatt (MW) to 1000 MW. This will allow Bangladesh to increase the import of electricity from India to meet the deficit from increased power demand. The power grid of Bangladesh at Bheramara and the eastern power grid of India at Baharampur were first successfully interconnected in 2013, financed by an ADB loan.

Project Details

Project Officer
George, Len V. South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name SASEC Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project II
Project Number 44192-017
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8823-BAN: SASEC Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project II (the Project) will upgrade the power transmission capacity of the existing Bangladesh and India grid interconnection from 500 megawatt (MW) to 1000 MW. This will allow Bangladesh to increase the import of electricity from India to meet the deficit from increased power demand. The power grid of Bangladesh at Bheramara and the eastern power grid of India at Baharampur were first successfully interconnected in 2013, financed by an ADB loan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Bangladesh is unable to meet current demand for electricity and the demand-supply gap is widening. The government set an ambitious target to achieve electricity for all by 2021 (50 years since independence) and initiated several projects to add new generating capacity to meet an expected 19 gigawatt (GW) power demand by 2021, including rehabilitation of existing power plants, setting up of large coal projects and creating inter country grid interconnections. However, growing electricity demand coupled with increased requirements for natural gas in other sectors resulted in shortages of about 1000 MW of electricity in the latter half of 2014 impacting economic performance, business competitiveness, productivity and quality of life.
Impact Increased capacity for cross boarder power trading
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Project design for cross-border power trade between Bangladesh and India completed
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Due Diligence of Bahrampur Bheramara Power Transmission link undertaken
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Surveys were undertaken during the initial environmental examination and resettlement planning phase to identify affected persons and suitable measures included in the IEE and RP. Fact finding was conducted in April 2015 and loan negotiations were held in August 2015. Relevant stakeholders will continue to be consulted during the implementation of the Project.
During Project Implementation The primary beneficiaries are the consumers of electricity of Bangladesh. This constitutes residential, commercial, and industrial users. Poor and vulnerable consumers (including hospitals, schools, and other social utilities) are often hardest hit by inadequate power supply, load shedding, and poor power quality. The EA has agreed to continue consultations during implementation as identified in the IEE and RP submitted in July 2015.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The S-PPTA will require 6 person-months of international and 4 person-months of national consulting services. ADB will hire individual consultants in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the S-PPTA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Affected people, affected communities, local authorities, civil society. The affected persons were identified during the initial environmental examination and resettlement planning phase. Relevant stakeholders will be consulted during the implementation of the Project.
Responsible ADB Officer George, Len V.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Sep 2015

TA 8823-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2014 - 12 Dec 2014 31 Mar 2016 31 Mar 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 12 Dec 2014 157,609.61

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