The Project is a 1,434 MW coal-fired thermal power plant located at Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province, approximately 200 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. The Plant is a two unit pulverized coal-fired, steam-electric generating station operated by BLCP Power Limited (Project Company). The net power produced by BLCP is fed to the Plant's 500 kV switchyard through which the electricity will be sold to the national utility and transported through the national grid.
The objective of the TA is to prepare a feasibility study of a project to raise farm productivity and rural household income and improve the environment in the project area through integrated assistance in rural infrastructure rehabilitation, institutional strengthening, and improvement of agricultural production technologies and marketing. The Project will complement the assistance to be provided under the Agriculture Rehabilitation Project supported by ADB, which will be implemented beginning in 2003.