Bangladesh: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 51137-001

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
    Nahar, Nazmun
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Modality
    • Grant
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Project Number 51137-001
Country / Economy 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 Power delivery capacity of southern and western grid will be enhanced by 5,515 MVA after all contract implementation. After implementation of the contracts, transmission loss will be reduced. Transmission loss and CO2 emission reduction will be assessed during completion. Overall implementation is on track to achieve outcomes.
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)

Contract signed in 26 Dec 2018. Civil and electrical works ongoing. Schedule completion is by 30 Oct 2021.

Contract signed in May 2018 and contract completion date is 11 Nov 2021. 6460 piles completed out of 6552 i.e 337 Towers completed out of 340.

Contract signed in May 2019 and contract completion date 1 Nov 2021.Approval of design & drawings are completed. Construction on going.

Contract signed in May 2019 and contract completion date 1 Nov 2021.Approval of design & drawings are completed. Construction on going.

Contract signed on 24 Sep 2020 and completion date is 7 Dec 2022. Soil test work has been completed of 400kV and 230 kV switch yard in Gopalganj.

Contract was signed on 22 May 2019. 4482 piles completed i.e 279 Towers completed. Pile cap completed 241 Towers. Tower erection completed 88, Soil investigation completed 293. Factory acceptance Test is going on for various materials.

Contract signed on 24 Sep 2020. Bogura(west) 400/230kV GIS: Earth filling work is going on and 60% completed.

Contract signed on 24 Sep 2020. Rahanpur 400/132kV GIS:

Earth filling work is going on at Rahanpur 400/132kV GIS and 80% completed.

Contract signed on 20 Nov 2019. Piling work is going on Chapainawabganj-Rahanpur 132kV Transmission line. 731 piles already have been completed out of 876 i.e 74 nos Towers completed out of 86. Pile cap completed 67 Towers out of 86. Erection completed 47 towers and Soil investigation completed 84 nos out of 86.

Contract signed on 24 Sep 2020. Extension of Chapainawabganj (old) AIS: Construction work is going on.

Contract signed on 20 Nov 2019. Bogura Barapukuria 230 kV LILO: Piling work is going on smoothly of Bogura- Barapukuria 230kV LILO. 372 piles already have been completed i.e 16 nos Towers completed out of 33.Soil test completed 26 out of 33.

the first batch of students was selected, but the training was postponed by GOB in February due to covid-19

Staff to be selected.

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 Nahar, Nazmun
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
Mr. Mohammed Salim
[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 28 Sep 2021

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 17 Jun 2022 0.00 6.96 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 7.00 17 Jun 2022 0.00 6.96 99%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Partly satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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 17 Jun 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.50 17 Jun 2022 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 17 Jun 2022 247.85 0.00 71%
Counterpart 174.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 137.97 0.00 39%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2020-June 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2021
Amendment to the Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2021
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2019-June 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2019
Amendments to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3683-BAN and Grant Agreements for Grant 0589-BAN and 0590-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jun 2019
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism) for Grant 0589-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Grant Agreement Sep 2018
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund) for Grant 0590-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Grant Agreement Sep 2018
Project Agreement for Loan 3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Project/Program Agreements Sep 2018
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Sep 2018
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2018
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2018
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2018
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2017

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Charfasson Grid Substation and Associated Transmission Line Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Charfasson Grid Substation and Associated Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Environmental Safeguard Monitoring Report (April-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2019
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2018
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
L3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Invitation for Bids Closed 14 Jun 2022 01 Aug 2022
L3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project (P7) Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Apr 2022 16 Jun 2022
Consultancy Service for Social Development and Gender Specialist (Education) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Nov 2020 22 Dec 2020
3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project (400kV BOG-RAH-GOP/SS) Invitation for Bids Closed 10 Sep 2019 15 Jan 2020
Consulting Services for Engineering Support and Supervision of 400kV Substations Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Apr 2019 27 May 2019
Loan No. 3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project [PGCB/ADB/51137/400kV/TL/BOG-RNP] CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed 12 Mar 2019 13 Mar 2019
Loan No. 3683-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project [PGCB/ADB/51137/400kV/TL/BOG-RNP] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Nov 2018 13 Mar 2019
Loan No. 51137-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project [PGCB/ADB/51137/230kV/SS/FARIDPUR] Invitation for Bids Closed 25 Jul 2018 25 Oct 2018
Loan No. 51137-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project [PGCB/ADB/51137/230kV/TL/B-G-F] Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Apr 2018 02 Aug 2018
51137-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project [PGCB/ADB/400kV/GOPAL-SS Package 1] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Oct 2017 23 Jan 2018
BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Advance Notice Active 13 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
ENGINEERING SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION OF 400KV SUBST ATION Loan 3683 28 Oct 2020 WAPCOS LIMITED | GURGAON, INDIA INDIA Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) 1,260,251.28 1,260,251.28
INSTALLATION OF 400KV OUTDOOR GIS SUBSTATION AT BO GURA (WEST) & RAHANPUR AND UPGRADATION / EXTENSION OF GOPALGANJ AND CHAPAINAWABGANJ (OLD) SUBSTATIO Loan 3683 24 Sep 2020 M/S. JV OF SHANGHAI ELECTRIC AND REVERIE | SHANGHI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) 81,265,664.00 81,263,715.84
BOGURA-RAAHANPUR 400KV DC AND ASSOCIATED 230KV &13 2KV TRANSMISSION LINES Loan 3683 21 Nov 2019 KALPATARU POWER TRANSMISSION LTD. | PLOT NO-101, PART-III, G.I.D.C. ESTATE, SEC-28, GANDHINAGAR-382 028, GUJARAT INDIA Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) 60,875,997.76 60,875,997.76
DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING & COMMISSIONING OF BARISAL(N)-GOPALGANJ(N)-FARIDPIR (N) 230KV DOUBLE CIRCUIT TRANSMISSION LINE Loan 3683 24 May 2019 M/S KALTAPARU POWER TRANSMISSION LIMITED | PLOT NO-101, G.I.D.C. ESTATE, SECTOR-28, GANDHINAGAR-382 028, GUJARAT INDIA Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) 64,935,904.69 64,901,065.36
DESIGN SUPPLY INSTALLATION TESTING & COMMISSIONING OF BARISAL(N)-GOPALGANJ(N)-FARIDPUR Grant 0589 22 May 2019 M/S KALPATARU POWER TRANSMISSION LIMITED | PLOT NO-101 PART-III G.I.D.C. ESTATE SECTOR-28 GANDHINAGAR-382 028 GUJARAT INDIA Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (PGCB) 6,999,145.43
DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF 230 KV INDOOR GIS SUBSTATION WITH 132 KV AIS AT FARIDPUR AND GIS BAY EXTENSION Loan 3683 15 May 2019 CONSORTIUM OF DEC AND XD SWITCHGEAR | NO. 18, XIXIN ROAD, HIGH-TECH DISTRICT, CHENGDU, SICHUAN 611731 CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) 32,175,059.46 11,800,588.72
DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING & COMMISS'NG OF GOPALGANJ 400/132KV SUBSTATIONON TURNKEY BASIS Loan 3683 09 Jan 2019 CONSORTIUM OF SEPCOIII-ENERGYPAC | ENERGY CENTER (1ST & 2ND FLOOR) 25 TEJGAON INDUSTRIAL AREA, DHAKA-1208 BANGLADESH Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) 28,862,743.74 28,862,743.74

Procurement Plan