International Coalition for Green Development on the Belt and Road (ICGDBR)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) or UN Environment started a process to develop International Coalition for Green Development on the Belt and Road (ICGDBR) in response of Belt and Road (B&R) or One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative of China after a subcommittee meeting and signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UNEP and Chinese Government. The UN Environment has already undertaken a Green Belt and Road Strategy for the period of 2018-2020.

Now the UNEP has invited 41 countries (Ministry of Environment or Equivalent), 8 International Agencies, 7 Chinese Ministries, 29 Chinese Academies & Research Institutions, 18 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), 47 Business & Industries and 8 Financial Institutions to join the coalition. The list of invitees are as follows:

Ministries of Environment or Equivalent
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41 Countries: Austria, Belarus, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, The Netherlands, New Zealand, The Kingdom of Norway, Pakistan, The Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom (UK), Uzbekistan and Vietnam

[Strategically important neighbors of China like Bangladesh, India, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea is excluded from the invitation list]

Ministries from China
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7 Chinese Ministries: International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA), Ministry of Commerce (MOC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MOIIT), Ministry of Natural Resources (MONR), Ministry of Transport (MOT) and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

International Organizations
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8 International Organizations: Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Nuclear Energy Agency of OECD (NEA-OECD): 

Academy & Research Institute
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29 Chinese Institutions: Beijing Normal University (BNU), The Charhar Institute (TCI), China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD under MOHURD, China), China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center (CAEC under MEE, China), China Information Safety Academy (CISA), China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), China International Technology Transfer Center (CITT), Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP under MEE, China), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES under MEE, China), Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (CIFS), Development Research Center of the State Council of China (DRCSCC), Energy Research Institute (ERI under MEE, China), Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO under MEE, China), Jilin University (JLU), Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES under MEE, China), Nanjing University (NJU), National Development Research Center, China (NDRC), National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC), Peking University (PKU), Renmin University (RMU), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), South China Institute of Environmental Sciences (SCIES under MEE, China), Tongji University (TJU), Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI under MOT, China), Tsinghua University (TGU), University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), World Resources Institute (WRI)

Civil Society Organizations
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18 Civil Society Organizations: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), Bloomberg Foundation (BF), China Banking Association (CBA), China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD), China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association (CECRPA), China Environment Chamber of Commerce (CECC) of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), Energy Foundation (EF), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Qiaonyu Foundation (QF), Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), SEE Conservation (SEE), Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation (MCF), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Wetlands International (WI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Business & Industries
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47 Companies: Alibaba, Beijing SDL Technology (BST), The Belt and Road Environmental Technology Exchange and Transfer Center (BRETET - Shenzhen), Bossco, Broad Air Group (BAG), BYD, Canvest Environmental Protection Group (CEPG), China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), China-ASEAN Demonstration Base for Environmental Technology and Industry Cooperation (CADBETIC - Yixing), China-ASEAN Demonstration Base for Environmental Technology and Industry Cooperation (CADBETIC - Wuzhou), China Baowu Steel Group Corporation (CBSGC), China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEPG), China Everbright International Limited (CEIL), China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), China Resources, China Xinxing Group (CXG), Dahua Technology, Delta Aluminum, Dongguan Water Investment Group (DWIG), Elion Group, Esquel Group of Companies (EGC), Feili Group, Guangzhou Goaland Energy Conservation Tech (GGECT), Huawei, Hubei Carbon Exchange Center (HCE), Hunan Yonker Environmental Protection (HYEP), IER Environmental Protection and Engineering Technology Company (IEPETC), iSoftStone, JdCom, Poten Enviro, Shenlian Environmental Protection Group (SEPG), Shenzhen Energy, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR), Sinopec, Sound Group, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), SunEee, Tsinghua Tongfang, Twenty-First Century Science and Technology Development Company (TCSTDC), Unis, Wal-Mart, Xu Wei New District (CECW), Yingshi Technology, Yunnan Water Investment Company (YWIC), Zhongguancun Demonstrative Park on Environmental Technology (ZDPET) 

Bank & Financial Institution
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8 Financial Institutions: Ant Financial Services Group (AFSG), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China Development Bank (CDB), The Export Import Bank of China (Exim Bank, China), Industrial Bank Company Limited (IBCL), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), People's Bank of China (PBC), Silkroad Foundation

Matarbari LNG Power Plant (Mitusi: Japan)

Basic Information
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Location: Dhalghata and Matarbari Union, Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh
Capacity: 500-600 Megawatt
Category: LNG Based Power Plant
Fuel: Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) (Imported)
Land Acquisition: Undisclosed
Project Period: Undisclosed
ESF Risk Category: Undisclosed
Financier: Undisclosed
Sponsor: Government of Bangladesh (GOB) 
Contractor: Mitsui and Company Private Limited (Japan)
Budget: Undisclosed
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News Clppings
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26 Jul 2018: Mitsui to build LNG power plant in Matarbari: The Daily Dhaka Tribune
10 Nov 2017: Joint venture to produce 600MW in Matarbar: The Daily Star
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Energy Update News (জ্বালানি বিষয়ক সংবাদ)

04 Sep 2018: Can Bangladesh overcome its energy deficit?: The Economist
04 June 2018: Power producers queue up to build plants: LNG-based power: The Daily Independent
20 Feb 2018: Primary Energy and Power Infrastructure: Where do we stand? by Ijaz Hossain: The Daily Star
15 Feb 2018: The superior choice: Bangladesh and India should build solar farms, not coal plants, on both sides of the border: Saleemul Huq and Daniel M. Kammen: The Daily Star
24 Jan 2018: No alternatives to halt betting on dirty coal!: Zulker Naeen: The Financial Express
21 Jan 2018: Little progress in large coal-fired power plant projects: The Dhaka Tribune
12 Jan 2018: Meet the Coal Power Plants: How China is bankrolling Bangladesh's fossil-fuel-driven energy sector despite moving to green energy itself: The Daily Star
26 Sep 2017: Debunking the myth of clean coal by Manoj Misra: The Daily Star
13 Dec 2017: The burden of imported energy: It's time for Bangladesh to reduce dependence on imported energy and take offshore gas exploration seriously by Badrul Imam: The Daily Star
22 May 2017: Dependency on Imported Energy Source: How much is too much: Badrul Imam: The Daily Star
09 Feb 2017: Bangladesh bets on coal to meet rising energy demand: Climate Home News
18 Oct 2016: Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power: The Daily Star
18 Oct 2016: Bangladesh Giants Tie Up with Chinese Investors for Coal Based Power Plants: SteelMint
12 Apr 2016: Bangladesh has big and controversial coal plans: End Coal
09 Mar 2016: Ecnec approves power project to benefit rural people: The Daily Star
03 Jan 2016: Land disputes key-factor: Coal-fired mega power plants limping: The Daily New Nation
02 Nov 2015: Bangladesh to seek $13bn Chinese loan for 24,000mw power plants: The Daily Dhaka Tribune
31 May 2014: Government interested to take loan from China: Dhaka Tribune
02 Jun 2009: Bangladesh's untapped coal potential by Mark Muller with Roger Moody: The Daily Star

Bhola Integrated Power Plant (Bhola IPP)

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Maheshkhali Coal Power Plant (BPDB-Huadian)

Basic Information
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Project Name: Maheshkhali Coal Power Plant (BPDB-Huadian) also known as Chittagong Coal-2. It is a part of proposed Maheshkhali Power Complex
Location: Maheshkhali Islands, Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh 
Distance from Cox's Bazar: 15 km (Areal); 30 km (Road)
Distance from Ukhia: 42 km (Areal); 56 km (Road)
Capacity: 600 X 2 = 1,200 Megawatt
Category: Ultra Super Critical Coal Power Plant
Fuel: Coal (Imported)
Land Acquisition: Undisclosed
Project Period: Undisclosed
ESF Risk Category: Undisclosed
Financier: Undisclosed
Borrower: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
Sponsor: Huadian Hong Kong Limited
Contractor: Mitsui and Company (Asia Pacific) Private Limited, Japan
Budget: Undisclosed

Date of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): August 2017


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News Clippings
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15 May 2018: China Huadian to build 1,320-MW TPP in Bangladesh: AsiaElec - Asia Power
10 May 2018: US$2bn Bangladesh coal-fired power plant plans confirmed: Energy Industries Council (EIC)
09 May 2018: $2bn coal-fired power plant set for Bangladesh: Power Engineering International
08 May 2018: China Huadian awarded Bangladesh coal-fired: IJ Global.com
07 May 2018: BD-China JV to build coal-fired power plant: The Financial Express
06 May 2018: Deal for 1,320MW coal-fired power plant today: The Daily Independent
29 Apr 2014: China, Bangladesh sign power plant deal: Global Times 

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