The Project involves design, engineering, construction and operation of a 341MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant.
|Project Name||Bibiyana II Gas Power Project|
|Borrower/Company||SUMMIT BIBIYANA II POWER CO. LTD.
|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.|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|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||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Patil, Avesh|
|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.|
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|
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|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|
|বিবিয়ানা ২য় গ্যাস বিদ্যুৎ প্রকল্প : প্রকল্প তথ্যপত্র||Translated PDS||Sep 2014|
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ADB Loan Helps Bangladesh Address Severe Power ShortagesADB today signed the finance agreements for a loan of $75 million to Summit Bibiyana II Power Company Limited for a private sector gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh to help the country address severe power shortages.