Bangladesh: Power System Upgrade and Expansion Project (AIIB-000088)

  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Chittagong region
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 176.60 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jan 7, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Dec 21, 2018

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Project Description

The objective is to upgrade and expand the power transmission system in the Chittagong region to ensure adequate and reliable power supply in the southeastern region of Bangladesh.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Government US$ 46.39 million
PGCB US$ 10.21 million

Contact Information

Bibi Karimun Nessa
Economic Resource Division
Government of Bangladesh
Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207
Tel. No.: +88029140891

Mr. Pranab Kumar Roy,
Chief Engineer
Planning and Development
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh
Tel. No.:+88029567012

Mr. Hongliang Yang
Project Team Leader/Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.