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Bangladesh: Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project -Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49423-006 Status: Active

The proposed additional financing will yield expansion of Output 3 (distribution network in rural areas of Bangladesh improved) of the original project. Over 46,000 km (Original: 38,000 km) of 33 kV and 11 kV distribution lines and associated facilities rehabilitated, and over 16,000 km (Original: 12,000 km) of 33 kV and 11 kV distribution lines and associated facilities will be constructed. An updated design and monitoring framework is in Attachment 2.

 
Project Name Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project -Additional Financing
Project Number 49423-006
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4039-BAN: Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project -Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 130.00 million
Loan 4040-BAN: Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project -Additional Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed additional financing will yield expansion of Output 3 (distribution network in rural areas of Bangladesh improved) of the original project. Over 46,000 km (Original: 38,000 km) of 33 kV and 11 kV distribution lines and associated facilities rehabilitated, and over 16,000 km (Original: 12,000 km) of 33 kV and 11 kV distribution lines and associated facilities will be constructed. An updated design and monitoring framework is in Attachment 2.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The additional financing for BREB is proposed to further improve access to efficient and reliable electricity supply in rural areas in Khulna division (western Bangladesh). BREB has sought assistance from ADB to enhance the primary distribution network capacity of the rural electrification network and to rehabilitate and improve sections of the network that are over 20 years old using wooden distribution poles with low-capacity conductors. These investments are needed to ensure delivery of increasing requirement of power and meet customer demand in an efficient and reliable manner. Proposed additional scope is strongly linked to the ongoing project's scope and can be efficiently implemented under the same implementation arrangements. The overall project scope is aligned with the government's the Perspective Plan of Bangladesh, 2010 2021: Making Vision 2021 a Reality, and the 7th Five Year Plan. It is also aligned with Bangladesh country partnership strategy for 2016 20.
Impact 100% access to power by 2021 and power sector sustainability improved in Bangladesh by 2030
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Access to efficient and reliable electricity supply in Bangladesh improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1

Current Project

National transmission network in southern Bangladesh strengthened

Output 2

Current Project

Distribution network in DESCO service areas improved

Output 3

Current Project

Distribution network in rural areas of Bangladesh, including the capacity of end users, improved

Output 4

Current Project

Capacity in power sector agencies enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Three international individual consultants and five national individual consultants will be recruited to support financial, procurement, and safeguards due diligence. One individual national consultant will be recruited to support safeguard monitoring. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions
Procurement Since BREB has successfully awarded all contracts under the ongoing loan, the recommended project procurement classification is Category B.
Responsible ADB Officer Oi, Teruhisa
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board
Directorate of Procurement
Head Office Bldg.-7th Flr, Zoar Sahara,
Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
WAPDA Building
Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Nov 2019
Fact Finding 29 Jun 2020 to 29 Jun 2020
MRM 25 Sep 2020
Approval 09 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Dec 2020

Loan 4039-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 26 Jan 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 130.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 130.00 09 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4040-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 26 Jan 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 183.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 09 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 113.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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