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Bangladesh: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51137-001 Status: Active

The project will improve the operational performance of the power sector and contribute to the Government of Bangladesh's target to achieve electricity for all by 2021 through (i) constructing (a) a 400/132-kilovolt (kV) substation at Gopalganj; (b) a 230 kV transmission line in the southern zone, from Barisal to Faridpur; and (c) a 400 kV transmission line in the western zone, from Bogra to Rohanpur; and (ii) implementing a capacity development program in the electric utility industry to promote socially and gender inclusive growth . The project will use state-of-the-art conductors with higher power transmission capacity and lower energy loss in both the 230 kV and 400 kV transmission lines

Project Details

Project Officer
Aiming Zhou South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Project Number 51137-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0589-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism US$ 7.00 million
Grant 0590-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Loan 3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 350.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will improve the operational performance of the power sector and contribute to the Government of Bangladesh's target to achieve electricity for all by 2021 through (i) constructing (a) a 400/132-kilovolt (kV) substation at Gopalganj; (b) a 230 kV transmission line in the southern zone, from Barisal to Faridpur; and (c) a 400 kV transmission line in the western zone, from Bogra to Rohanpur; and (ii) implementing a capacity development program in the electric utility industry to promote socially and gender inclusive growth . The project will use state-of-the-art conductors with higher power transmission capacity and lower energy loss in both the 230 kV and 400 kV transmission lines
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Bangladesh has sustained an average annual economic growth rate of 6.5% since 2007, despite the 2008 2009 global financial crisis. Bangladesh is now evolving into a middle-income country since its gross domestic product per capita has risen steadily from $1,110 in 2014 to $1,544 in 2017. The structure of the Bangladesh economy is gradually shifting from agriculture to manufacturing and services. Poverty has been halved since 2000, and many of the Millennium Development Goal targets have been met. Building on these achievements, the government has set new priority targets to (i) accelerate the annual economic growth to 7.5% to move to middle-income status by 2021; (ii) create jobs and support rural development to engender inclusive growth and poverty reduction; (iii) reduce poverty from 24.8% in 2015 to 18.6% in 2020, and extreme poverty from 12.9% in 2015 to about 8.9% in 2020; and (iv) reduce environmental degradation and climate change vulnerabilities.
Impact

National target of electricity for all achieved by 2021

Combined transmission and distribution losses reduced from 13% to 9% of generation, and uninterrupted power supply provided to industries by 2020

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of electricity supply in Bangladesh increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

New substation at Gopalganj installed

Transmission network in southern Bangladesh expanded

Transmission network in western Bangladesh expanded

Socially inclusive capacity in the electric utility industry enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project will not pass through any ecologically sensitive areas and will not bring significant adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The substations and transmission line alignments have been carefully designed to minimize land acquisition and involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous peoples, within the meaning of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), are found within the project area
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A series of consultations with key stakeholder groups and communities have been conducted during project preparation, and communities' inputs have been incorporated into the project design.
During Project Implementation Consultation with stakeholders and communities will be continued throughout implementation of the project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All procurement of goods, works, nonconsulting, and consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB''s Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods, works, nonconsulting, and consulting services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB''s Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Aiming Zhou
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
[email protected];_WEBSITE:WWW.PGCB.ORG
PGCB Head Office
A/2 Jahurul Islam Avenue
Aftabnagar, Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jul 2017
Fact Finding 28 Jan 2018 to 12 Feb 2018
MRM 18 Apr 2018
Approval 31 Jul 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Oct 2018

Grant 0589-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2018 10 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 31 Jul 2018 0.00 7.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 7.00 31 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Partly satisfactory - - - -

Grant 0590-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2018 10 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 31 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.50 31 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3683-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2018 10 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 524.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 350.00 31 Jul 2018 105.41 0.00 30%
Counterpart 174.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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