• Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Baish Pukur, Upazila (Sub-district) Dimla; District Nilphamari; Rangpur Division
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 8, 2020
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Bangla Sun Solar Limited (BSSL)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.05 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 0.04 MLN
Converted using 2020-09-08 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Dec 12, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank's website, "The project is a 50-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Nilphamari district, which is being developed by Scatec Solar through a SPV named Bangla Sun Solar Limited (BSSL). The project is located in village Baish Pukur, Upazila (Sub-district) Dimla; District Nilphamari; Rangpur Division of North Bangladesh using more than 100 hectares of privately purchased land. The development activity of the project has been started from 2019 and is expecting to generate electricity from 2021.

By implementing the proposed Covid-19 CD project, the underlying PV Project and its employees in Headquarter, local or project site level will acquire more knowledge on the management and mitigation measures of COVID-19, key strategies of business operation and restarting in and post emergency through organizing training and peer learning sessions. This improved knowledge can be transferred to the project stakeholders and community through advocacy and consultations, using of print medias etc. The supply of PPE will enable the service providers to continue uninterpreted service delivery and enabling people's access to safe water and hand washing facilities will help to mitigate further spreading of COVID-19 in the project area and neighborhoods."

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors
  • Bangla Sun Solar Limited (Client)
Contact Information


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