Bangladesh: Ultra-High Voltage Transmission Line Madunaghat-Bhulta and Reliable Electricity Access (AIIB-000325)

  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Chittagong and Dhaka
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 1, 2021
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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)
$ 470.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 734.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Oct 30, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "The project aims to build an ultra-high voltage transmission corridor between the major economic centers of Chittagong and Dhaka. Scope of works of the project includes construction of “Madunaghat-Bhulta” 765-kilovolt (kV) double circuit line and the related extension of substations. The use of ultra-high voltage line will (a) help avoid building more transmission lines, thus saving valuable land and minimizing negative social impacts on a densely populated area; (b) allow the transmission of high volumes of electricity for the needs of a rapidly developing economy and (c) improve reliability and decrease system losses."

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Contact Information

Igor Popkov
Private Sector Operations Specialist

Bibi Karimun Nessa
Assistant Chief

Implementation Organization
Pranab Kumar Roy
Executive Director, Operation & Maintenance