Bangladesh: Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion Project

This project builds upon ADB's strong and sustained work in the power sector of Bangladesh. Complementing the investment in the Southwest Transmission Grid Expansion Project and Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant in the southwest region, the project focuses 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 Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (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

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

11 Dec 2019

Loan

Bangladesh

Energy

Ongoing

$750 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Expanded transmission system in Greater Dhaka

Expanded transmission system in western zone

Strengthened institutional capacity of PGCB

FINANCING

$300 million (Asian Development Bank)

$750,000 (People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund)

$200 million (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)

$249.25 million (Government of Bangladesh)