Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2 (ADB-42378-016)

  • Bangladesh
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Specific Location
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2013
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Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd. (DESCO)
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  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 310.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 530.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Sep 15, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 23, 2017

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Project Description
The project funds power sector investments in generation, transmission and distribution systems to improve efficiency and add capacity.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The financing for this project is divided as follows: ADB: US$ 310 million Islamic Development Bank: US$ 220 million Agence Francaise de Developpement: US$ 125 million
Contact Information
Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd. (DESCO) MDDESCO@BDCOM.COM Biddut Bhaban, 1 Abdul Gani Road Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd. (DPDC) SCADA Bhaban (2nd Floor) Kataban, Sonargaon Road Dhaka 1000 Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB) PGCB@CITECHCO.NET;_WEBSITE:WWW.PGCB.ORG IEB Bhaban (4th Floor) Ramna,Dhaka, Bangladesh ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main