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Initial Observation of BWGED on Matarbari Coal Power Plant

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Matarbari is a small offshore island under Cox's Bazar District of Chittagong Division of Bangladesh. The island is surrounded by Kutubdia Channel, Bay of Bengal and Kohelia River. The Matarbari island is divided into two administrative units of local government namely Dhalghata Union and Matarbari Union. The total population of the island is 57,814 and average density per sq. km. is 1,991 but the scenario of Dhalghata is quite tough with a density of 6,471 per sq. km. (BBS, 2014). Major occupation of the people are salt cultivation, agriculture, shrimp culture and fishing from the Bay of Bengal. Total land area of Matarbari Island is 29.03 sq. km. (7,176 acres). Out of the total area Dhalghata has only 494 acres of land while Matarbari has 6,682 acres.

A state owned company named Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to finance for a 600X2 Megawatt Ultra Super Critical (USC) Coal-fired Pow…

People Trapped in Water Logging by JICA Funded Coal Power Plant

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Around 10,000 people have been trapped by artificial water logging created by JICA funded Matarbari Coal Power Plant. Due to construction of infrastructures by construction companies without considering natural water channels, the streams, canals and creeks were blocked and drainage system has been broken. After heavy downpour of July 5 and 6 this year, the water logging took serious character.
According to the reports, the excavation of two coal power plants have been blocking all 10 sluice gates and natural drainage systems in Matarbari Union, which has further exacerbated the situation. The Matarbari Coal Power Plant situated on the Rangakhali Khal, which is a natural channel of drainage system of Matarbari and Dhalghata Islands. During construction works the contractors filled up the canal by land filling works. So the only drainage channel become congested and people fell in inhumane situation.
Locals have removed a part of the embankment on 10th July 2018 for the water to begin…

Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant (NWPGCL-ADB)

Basic Information ------------------------------------------------------------------- Name of the Project: Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Location: Khalishpur, Khulna District, Khulna (campus of former Khulna Newsprint Mills Limited, Khulna)
Distance from Khulna City: Within the City (6.9 km from downtown)

Capacity: 2X 400 = 800 Megawatt
Category: Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP)
Fuel: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - Imported
Land Acquisition:
Project Period: September 2018 – June 2022
Environmental Risk Category: A Involuntary Resettlement: B Indigenous Peoples: C

Category of Loan: Sovereign Financier: Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Borrower: North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL)
Sponsor: The Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Contractor:North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL)

Budget: USD 1,140.00 Million
Asian Development Bank (ADB): OCR Loan (Loan 3676): USD 500.00 Million Islamic Development Bank (I…

Global Clean Cooking Program – Bangladesh (GCF-FP070)

Basic Information ----------------------------------------------------------- Name of the Project: Global Clean Cooking Program – Bangladesh (FP070) Location: Whole Bangladesh Coverage: Commercially dissemination of 4 million ICS Land Acquisition: Not Applicable Project Period: 3.5 Years (1 June 2018 - 31 December 2021) ESF Risk Category: C
First Submission: 23 June 2017 Final Submission: 16 March 2018 Date of Approval:
Funding Agency: Green Climate Fund (GCF) Loan Providing Agency: International Development Association (IDA) Management Agency: The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association) National Designated Authority: Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance (MOF)  Implementing Agency: Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) and it's partners
Budget: USD 82.7 Million
DETAIL BUDGET Component 1: Scaling-up Investment in Improved Cook-stoves: GCF USD 18,000,000.00; WB/IDA USD 10,100,000.00; Local Benefic…

Banshkhali Coal Power Plant (S. Alam- Shandong)

Basic Information ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Project Name: Banshkhali Coal Power Plant (S. Alam Group) also called Chittagong Coal Power Plant Location: Banshkhali Upazila, Chittagong
Capacity: 600 X 2 = 1,200 Megawatt
Category: Ultra Super Critical Coal Power Plant
Fuel: Coal (Imported)
Land Acquisition: 2,700 Acre
Project Period: Undisclosed
ESF Risk Category: Undisclosed


Financier: Undisclosed
Borrower: S. Alam Group
Sponsor: Undisclosed Contractor: SEPCO-3 Electric Power Constitution Corporation, China and HTG Group, China

Project Related Documents -------------------------------------------------------------------------
News Clippings  ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Dec 2017: BANSHKHALI ANTI-COAL MOVEMENT: Coal Aggression and Civil Disobedience: Mowdud Rahman: The Daily NewAge 02 Feb 2017: Clash over Banshkhali power plant leaves 1 dead, 16 injured: The Daily Dhaka Tribune  02 Feb 2017: Man die…

Pekua Coal Power Plant (Mitsui-Japan-01)

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Project Name: Pekua Coal Power Plant (EGCBL-Mitsui)
Location: Pekua, Pekua Upazila, Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh
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: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCBL)
Sponsor: Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Contractor: Mitsui and Company Limited, Japan

Budget: Undisclosed

Project Related Documents
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brief on Pekua Coal Power Plant: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCBL)
News Clippings -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 08 Jun 2017: Work on 1300MW coal-fired plant at Pekua begins in 20…

Maheshkhali Coal Power Plant (BPDB-TNB-Powertek)

Basic Information ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Project Name: Maheshkhali Coal Power Plant (BPDB-TNB-Powertek)
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 Chittagong
Contractor:Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and Powertek Energy Sdn Bhd (Powertek), Malaysia

Budget: Undisclosed Project Related Documents ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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