The objectives are to enhance distribution capacity and to increase the number of rural and urban electricity consumers in Bangladesh.
The project is comprised of two components:
Component One: Provision of about 2.5 million service connections to rural consumers.
Component Two: Upgrading two grid substations and the conversion of 85 km overhead distribution lines into underground cables in north Dhaka.
For more information about project financing, please review the project summary.
The Project is classified in Category B under the Environmental and Social Policy of the Bank, and the provisions of Environmental and Social Standard 1: Environmental and Social Assessment and Management have been applied to both Component 1 and Component 2.
Raqib Ahmed Chowdhury
Investment Operations Specialist
Md. Shahriar Kader Siddiky
Economic Relations Division,
Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh