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Bangladesh: Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51137-003 Status: Active

The proposed project builds upon ADB's strong and sustained work in the power sector of Bangladesh. Complementing the investment in the recently-approved Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project and Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant in the southwest region, the project will focus on addressing some of the remaining deficiencies in the transmission system to enhance power transfer capacity to the load centers in the southern and western zones. These interventions will also strengthen in-country power transfer capacity for increased cross-border power trade with India. In addition, the project will develop the capacity of PGCB in financial management, and in drone utilization to improve operations efficiency. The project is aligned with the Energy Policy of ADB and the priorities of ADB's country partnership strategy for Bangladesh, 2016 -2020.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yue, Yunfeng South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Project Number 51137-003
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0675-BAN: Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 750,000.00
Loan 3853-BAN: Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Loan 8374-BAN: Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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 proposed project builds upon ADB's strong and sustained work in the power sector of Bangladesh. Complementing the investment in the recently-approved Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project and Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant in the southwest region, the project will focus on addressing some of the remaining deficiencies in the transmission system to enhance power transfer capacity to the load centers in the southern and western zones. These interventions will also strengthen in-country power transfer capacity for increased cross-border power trade with India. In addition, the project will develop the capacity of PGCB in financial management, and in drone utilization to improve operations efficiency. The project is aligned with the Energy Policy of ADB and the priorities of ADB's country partnership strategy for Bangladesh, 2016 -2020. The project also supports operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030: (i) addressing poverty and inequality through modern energy access; (ii) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience; (iii) accelerating progress in gender equality; and (iv) accelerating governance and institutional capacity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project will help expand and strengthen the transmission networks in the Greater Dhaka area and western zone of Bangladesh, improve financial management in Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB), and apply best practices in operations and maintenance.
Impact National target of electricity for all achieved by 2021 (Perspective Plan of Bangladesh, 2010 -2021: Making Vision 2021 a Reality)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reliability and efficiency of electricity supply in Greater Dhaka and western zone of Bangladesh improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Transmission system in Greater Dhaka expanded

Transmission system in western zone expanded

Institutional capacity of PGCB strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Barisal, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
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 Contracts for consulting support to PGCB are planned under the project requiring an estimated 31 person-months input for ERP installation by a consulting firm. One individual consultant with total 2-person months will be engaged to draft the drone legislation for GOB and one individual consultant with total 8-person months will be engaged for monitoring and reporting the progress and status of RP implementation. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality cost ratio of 90:10. Project director and project management unit (PMU) will supervise and provide counterpart support to contractors, consulting firms and consultants who will be engaged under the project.
Procurement Open competitive bidding with international advertisement and national advertisement will be used. Request for quotation will be used for contracts for procurement of works and equipment worth less than $100,000. The procurement plan should be updated whenever change in the procurement arrangements is required and agreed.
Responsible ADB Officer Yue, Yunfeng
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 10 Apr 2019
Fact Finding 16 Apr 2019 to 25 Apr 2019
MRM 22 Jul 2019
Approval 08 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Nov 2019

Grant 0675-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Nov 2019 11 Dec 2019 16 Jul 2020 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.75 08 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3853-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Nov 2019 11 Dec 2019 16 Jul 2020 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 549.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 08 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 249.25 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 8374-BAN

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 200.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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