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

Countries
  • Bangladesh
Geographic location 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
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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Borrower
Government of Bangladesh
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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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 Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 21, 2018


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Project Description
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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
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Co-financing:
Government US$ 46.39 million
PGCB US$ 10.21 million


Contact Information
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Borrower:
Bibi Karimun Nessa
Economic Resource Division
Government of Bangladesh
Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207
Tel. No.: +88029140891
Email: suborna1@gmail.com

PGCB:
Mr. Pranab Kumar Roy,
Chief Engineer
Planning and Development
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh
Tel. No.:+88029567012
Email: manmis.pgcb@gmail.com

AIIB:
Mr. Hongliang Yang
Project Team Leader/Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Email: hyang@aiib.org


ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.




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