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Bangladesh: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51137-002 Status: Closed

The Government of Bangladesh has requested a transaction technical assistance (TRTA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to prepare an investment project for developing and expanding the transmission network in southern and western zones of the country. This TRTA is required to prepare all documents for the core subprojects. To satisfy ADB's due diligence requirements, the depth and coverage of technical, financial, and economic analyses will be verified, reviewed, updated, strengthened, and presented in the prescribed format. Supplementary analyses on social and environmental safeguards also need to be prepared to comply with ADB requirements. The TRTA resources will be used to prepare these additional analyses and documentation to be considered by ADB Board.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yue, Yunfeng South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Project Number 51137-002
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9342-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 9342-BAN: Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government of Bangladesh has requested a transaction technical assistance (TRTA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to prepare an investment project for developing and expanding the transmission network in southern and western zones of the country. This TRTA is required to prepare all documents for the core subprojects. To satisfy ADB's due diligence requirements, the depth and coverage of technical, financial, and economic analyses will be verified, reviewed, updated, strengthened, and presented in the prescribed format. Supplementary analyses on social and environmental safeguards also need to be prepared to comply with ADB requirements. The TRTA resources will be used to prepare these additional analyses and documentation to be considered by ADB Board.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The main output of the TRTA will be a project feasibility report consisting of (i) Bangladesh power sector assessment including how the project outputs are integrated into national power development master plan; (ii) updated problem tree analysis and design and monitoring framework; (iii) technical, economic, financial, and governance due diligence, and detailed project cost estimates; (iv) risk assessment, procurement plan and implementation schedule; and (v) social and environmental safeguard documents initial environmental examinations or environment impact assessments in case of category A, and summary poverty reduction and social strategy, gender action plan and resettlement plans in Bangladesh
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 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 An international consulting firm and an international individual consultant will be engaged to provide a total of about 42 person-months of consulting services (38 person-months from a consulting firm and 4 person-months from an international individual consultant) as shown in Table A.3.3 following the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 90:10, and using biodata technical proposals. The consultants will be recruited directly or through a firm. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement will be undertaken in conformity with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Yue, Yunfeng
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Jul 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2018

TA 9342-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Jul 2017 25 Sep 2017 25 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 14 Jul 2017 1,223,688.46

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Title Document Type Document Date
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports 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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2018 14 Jan 2019
Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project (Firm) Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9342 31 Oct 2017 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (PVT.) LTD.(SRI LANKA) 3 CHARLES TERRACE COLOMBO 3 / 27, Palmyr Colombo 3, Sri Lanka, Consulting Services 539,861.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.