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Bangladesh: Preparing the Additional Financing for Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49423-007 Status: Active

A transaction technical assistance (TRTA) is required to (i) conduct due diligence in different aspects (Table 2 of Memorandum) of the proposed additional financing for the ongoing loan, thereby enhancing readiness of the ensuing loan project; and (ii) mitigate a risk in environmental safeguard monitoring.

The TA is estimated to cost $600,000 of which $450,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-VI) and $150,000 will be contributed by the government.

The government will provide counterpart support in the form of counterpart staff, office, secretarial assistance, domestic transportation, and other in-kind contributions. The government was informed that approval of the TA does not commit ADB to finance any ensuing loan project.

 
Project Name Preparing the Additional Financing for Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 49423-007
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9869-BAN: Preparing the Additional Financing for Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

A transaction technical assistance (TRTA) is required to (i) conduct due diligence in different aspects (Table 2 of Memorandum) of the proposed additional financing for the ongoing loan, thereby enhancing readiness of the ensuing loan project; and (ii) mitigate a risk in environmental safeguard monitoring.

The TA is estimated to cost $600,000 of which $450,000 will be financed on a grant basis by ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-VI) and $150,000 will be contributed by the government.

The government will provide counterpart support in the form of counterpart staff, office, secretarial assistance, domestic transportation, and other in-kind contributions. The government was informed that approval of the TA does not commit ADB to finance any ensuing loan project.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In 1971, when Bangladesh gained independence, only 3% of its population had access to electricity. By 2015, this had risen to about 72% with per capita electricity consumption reaching 371 kilowatt-hours per annum. The gross domestic product of Bangladesh has been growing at a rate of over 6% consistently during 2005 2015. Meeting the need for reliable and affordable electricity is a challenge for Bangladesh as it seeks to sustain economic growth and consolidate its transition to middle-income country status by 2021. To support inclusive growth and development as well as the creation of more and better jobs, the government has set a target of electricity for all by 2021, and is working across the electricity generation, transmission, and distribution value chain to enhance improved delivery of electricity and meet the expected demand of 19 gigawatts (GW) by 2021.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Nov 2019

TA 9869-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2019 20 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 20 Nov 2019 9,638.48

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Social Safeguards Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jan 2020 27 Jan 2020

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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