Initial Observation of BWGED on Matarbari Coal Power Plant

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 Power Plant in Matarbari Islands, Maheshkhali Upazila, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Total Budget of the Coal Power Plant is USD 3.2 Billon where JICA is providing USD 2.239 Billion and USD 0.81 Billion is contributed by Bangladesh Government. Three Japanese company - Sumitomo Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and IHI Corporation have got the contract of constructing power plant while Penta-Ocean Construction Ltd., Japan achieved the contract of preparatory construction work earlier.

A Japanese consulting farm TEPSCO with cooperation of JICA Study Team conducted the Environmental Impact Assessment of Matarbari Coal Power Plant and submitted their report to Department of Environment (DOE) in June 2013, only 5 days after the approval of ‘Terms of Reference (TOR) circulated by DOE. After evaluation of EIA Report and a number of visits to the area the Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED) is expressing its concerns as a initial observation.

Initial Observations
Violation of Paris Agreement: As one of the Annex-1 Countries under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Japan is ethically and legally bounded to reduce global, we mean global, carbon emission. Only this coal power plant will emit 35,900 tonnes of Sulfur-Di-Oxide and 7,560,000 tonnes of Carbon-Di-Oxide including other destructive gases in the atmosphere every year. So, this power plant is completely contrary with the pledges of Japan in Paris Agreement and other instruments of United Nations.

Artificial Water Logging: At least 10 thousand inhabitants of the island has been suffering from artificial water logging for more around 2 months (since 5 June 2018) after two days of heavy rain because the coal power authority closed 8 sluice gates among 10 and other 2 have been closed by existing shrimp farm owners. The power plant also blocked natural water channel of Rangakhali Khal. In a discussion with Japan Centre for Sustainable Environment and Society(JACSES), the financing agency, JICA, denied to take any responsibility for this water logging saying that the water logging is a regular phenomenon of Matarbari Island. But the EIA report didn't mention any past evidence of water logging in the area. The people are living in totally inhumane situation while the responsible agencies are playing dirty game of avoidance.

Displacement: Due to land acquisition for only Matarbari Coal Power Plant (CPGCBL-JICA) around 20,000 people have been displaced from their home and occupation. Number of displaced families from own home is quite lower (# 94) because the government took mostly agricultural land and shrimp farms for the project. As a result, sharecroppers, salt farmers, crab farmers, agricultural labours and fishermen are displaced brutally from the area. Total number of occupationally displaced people are 20,534 in which salt farmer 9,929, shrimp farmer and worker 7,290, crab farmer 375 and fishermen 2,940 (Azad, 2018).

Inadequate Compensation: The Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance (1982) of the Government of Bangladesh does not mention any compensation for direct and indirect dependent individuals of land except the land owners. As a result, those that are dependent on land but are non-title holders are not legally recognized to receive compensation, which is contrary to the principles of international acquisition policies and rules.

Faulty Assessment of Compensation: Determining compensation according to the average selling price of previous 12 months has led to land owners getting less compensation from the actual market price of the land. Usually, people record lower than actual price while buying land in official documents to pay smaller registration fees and taxes. While considering this average price as compensation, the amount becomes lower than the actual market price. A comparison of compensation and market price is given bellow:
  • Dhalghata Union (Per 40 Decimal): Salt/Shrimp Farm: Compensation BDT 250 thousand: Market price BDT 500 - 600 thousand. Agriculture Land: Compensation BDT 350 thousand: Market price BDT 1.2 million. Households: Compensation BDT 3.3 million: Market Price BDT 5.0 million
  • Matarbari Union (Per 40 Decimal): Salt/Shrimp Farm: Compensation BDT 450 thousand: Market price BDT BDT 500 - 600 thousand. Agriculture Land: Compensation BDT 1.0 million: Market price 1.2 million. Households: Compensation BDT 3.3 million: Market Price BDT 5.0 million
Time Consuming Process of Compensating: The lands were taken from local people for power plants in 2013 while they were paid in 2016 only after formulation of the Resettlement Action Plan. The affected people were living in rented house for three years. But the project authorities didn't pay any compensation for this three years. Besides, the project-affected people have to face many complexities to collect necessary information/ documents in order to prepare compensation file for withdrawal of compensation. In addition, due to different types of irregularities in compensation process, they did not get their compensation in due time.

Absence of Rehabilitation: No rehabilitation plan has been implemented till now although the people was displaced four years earlier.

Faulty Public Consultation: There were terms and conditions for local and national level public consultation for the Matarbari project in the site clearance letter, but there is no mention about national public consultation in the EIA report. Public opinion-taking process at the local level was also faulty. Two stakeholder meetings mentioned in the EIA were not held in the project area. The minutes of the meeting attached in the EIA report did not incorporate views of all participants. In these stakeholder meetings, the respective authority did not display information about the project, especially about the negative impacts of the project.

Public Participation Denied: There were a very few people were invited and attended the consultation meetings. Even who were participated claimed that their comments were not written in meeting minutes which were attached with the report. In addition, powerful political party leaders and administration had threatened to file cases and take legal actions against those who opposed the power plant.

Violation of Procedures: The EIA report was submitted for approval to the DOE only 5 days after the approval of ‘Terms of Reference (TOR) circulated by DOE. Similarly, the first stakeholder meeting for Matarbari EIA was held before the approval of TOR. According to the local people, it was pre-decided that the power project would be established in the places and rest of the procedures were mere formality. Land acquisition was completed and handed over to the implementing agencies by evicting land and shrimp farm owners without giving prior notice as required under section 6 and 7 of the Land Acquisition Act 1982.

Faulty Labor and Influx Management: The EIA report assured maximum employment in the power plant for the local people. It is already proved that employment facilities in coal-fired power plant are only available for the technically equipped persons. For this reason, the power plant will not be able to provide employment for a large number of unemployed people who lost their employment due to land acquisition. Even one of the affected people has not been provided employment opportunities till the date except a few number of daily labors in construction work (Cox's Bazar News, 2018).

Conflict of Interest: The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of Matarbari Coal Power Plant had been conducted by a Japanese company named TEPSCO with cooperation of JICA Study Team. There are high possibilities of Conflict of Interest in the process of EIA. As JICA Study Team worked directly with TEPSCO with due credit in the report, it is highly possible that the report is biased in favour of JICA.

Violation of Law by Approving the EIA: Matarbari is an island in the Bay of Bengal and highly populated area (6,667 per km2). According to the Environmental Conservation Act 1995 (amendment 2010) and EIA Guideline for Industries 1997, any industry under Red Category is totally prohibited in the populated or human settlement area. Besides there were a good number of mangrove species at seashores of Matarbari which are under Forest Department. But the Department of Environment (DOE) did not seek any opinion from the Forest Department in approving site clearance of this project.

Ignored Natural Canals: There are a number of canals and creeks in the Matarbari and Dhalghata Union. But the EIA Report doesn't mention any water channels in the islands.

Long Term Industrial Plan in Matarbari Islands: JICA (15 January 2017)
Economic Interest Superseded Environment and Human Sufferings: Two locations (Hoyanok and Matarbari) were selected in the Preliminary Study for Matarbari Coal Power Project. Socioeconomic and Environmental impact in Hoyanok was lower than Matarbari-Dhalghata area. But Matarbari was finally selected considering technical and economic conveniences. According to the local people, more importance was given to costs and benefits of the project during site selection than the environmental or socioeconomic risks. Contrarily, Bangladesh National Conservation Strategy (2016 - 2031) stated that "the strong tidal and wave force of marine waters as well as the force of seasonal trade-wind along the coast also offer huge potential for renewable energy generation (Shamsuddoha and Islam, 2016).

Pollution of Ash: According to the EIA report of Matarbari Coal Power Plant, 20% ash will be generated after burning coal. To preserve this ash, a pond across 183 acres land area is supposed to be dug. According to local people, if not appropriately controlled, flying ash will create a disaster in the surrounding area. Besides the ash pond in the cyclone and flood prone area will pollute soil and ground water by mixing up with rain water and spreading beyond the plant area.

Ecologically Critical Area: The project is situated within 14 km north from Sonadia Island which is an Ecologically critical area (ECA) which is also a vital route of migratory birds from Northern and central Asia to Southeast Asia.

No Information Disclosure: Although it is a public project there are no information available on project implementation, budget, evaluation process, Even the project profile has not been disclosed in public domain both from the JICA or Bangladesh Government's part.

Recent Movements of Local People
23 November 2017: Demonstration with shroud dress in protest of eviction from home without compensation
22 January 2018: Human Chain demanding resettlement with dignity
16 March 2018: Submission of memorandum to the Prime Minister with appeal to select actual land owners for compensation
28 March 2018: Local Union Parishad Chairman (elected representative of local government) appealed to different departments for adequate compensation and resettlement of the people under his territory
5 April 2018: Procession against corruption in distribution of compensation
12 April 2018: Human Chain demanding adequate compensation
15 April 2018: Submission of Memorandum to DC  Office demanding compensation for actual owner of the lands
12 July 2018: Protest against corruption in distribution of compensation
15 July 2018: Common people met Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO)  of Maheshkhali and demanded adequate compensation for their lands and livelihoods which they lost.

Demands of BWGED
  • To limit the global warming at 1.5 degree Celsius in the line of Paris Agreement, Japan must stop this coal power plant and all future plants in Bangladesh.
  • Immediate distribution of compensation for the affected peoples for their sufferings, loss of livelihoods and occupational displacement.
  • Immediately open the natural water channels and sluice gates so that the people can recover their normal life after removal of water stagnant. 

Hasan Mehedi
Focal Point, Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED)
7 August 2018

People Trapped in Water Logging by JICA Funded Coal Power Plant

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 receding. However, local authorities of the power plant project and a few shrimp farm owners blocked the embankment again, causing the water to remain stagnant.

After the water logging, the affected community people appealed to the local government (Union Parishad) but they have no resource to support the communities. Therefore, the UP appealed to Upazila level for emergency response, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) for immediate reconstruction of damaged embankments, CPGCBL for compensation to recover the damage. But supports are yet to come. Contrarily, JICA replied that they are responsible for this water logging because there were earlier evidence of water logging in the area. But there are no historical record of water logging in Matarbari-Dhalghata area. Even nothing mentioned in the EIA Report or any other assessments which can prove that the earlier water logging cases are true.

Japan based Sumitomo Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and IHI Corporation got the EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contract from Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd. (CPGCBL) on 27th July 2017 and started construction of power plant on 28 January 2018. A number of newspapers reported on 26 June that the embankment (which is also used as local road) is in risk of breaching and the area can be flooded by sea water at any time (The Daily Inani, 2018). But none of the contractor, executing agencies or financier took it seriously.

The JICA Authority also told that they started working only in 2018 which is not true because Penta-Ocean Construction Limited won the contract from CPGCBL and started working no later than 2 September 2018 (Nikkei Asian Review, 2017). Local people complained that the company started land filing since May 2017 when they even didn't get any contract from project authorities. People's complain is valid because Penta-Ocean got approval in principle in early 2016 (JICA, 2016a). Penta-Ocean's local franchise Azam Enterprise also proves that they started working in September 2017.

Affected Communities
All the roads of Matarbari and Dhalghata Union has been submerged under saline water. So, mobility, even in emergency has been collapsed in the communities. Thousands of community people lost their jobs as the agricultural lands are submerged. These farmers will not be able to grow crops for next few years due to excessive salinity which has been sucked by the soil during the water logging. Agricultural labors and farmers are in serious situation now.

Damage in Brief 
Villages: 5 Villages (Bandi Shikdar Para, Pashchim Shikdar Para, Purba Shikdar Para, Razghat, Sairer Deil)
Households: 2,000 Households (Approx.)
Population: 10,500 (Approx.)
Death Toll: 3 Persons
Latrines: 850 Latrines
Tube well: 65 Tube wells (out of (40 in Dhalghata and 150 in Matarbari Union) (UDMCM, 2014)
Shop: 6 Shops
Markets: 2 Markets among 3 (Fakira Haat, Mogedeil Bazar Haat and Natun Bazar Haat in Matarbari Union)
Agricultural Land: 70 Acres (with cultivated vegetables and paddy)
Shrimp Farms: 100 Acres
Schools: 2 Primary Schools
Roads: 31 Kilometers
Ponds: 17 (with cultivated fishes)

Recent Updates
  • Meanwhile a number of International and National NGOs started working on humanitarian response. Actionaid Bangladesh with its local partners and Start Fund supported around 1,000 affected people with food and non-food items including cash. 
  • Local Disaster Management Committees conducted a damage assessment and submitted to the Government for emergency support. 
  • Upazila administration initiated to cut an alternative outlet to reduce water logging

Emergency Needs
  • A campaign to create pressure on the funding and executing agencies for emergency humanitarian response and redesign the project to avoid blocking water channels;
    Shaming Japan internationally for financing in coal as one of the Annex-1 Countries which is ethically and legally bounded to reduce carbon emission drastically.
  • Emergency humanitarian support from different corners to recover normal life of the affected communities.

Hasan Mehedi
Focal Point, Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED)
28 August 2018

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
EPC 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 (IsDB): Project Loan: USD 300.00 Million 
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR): Grant (TA 9164): USD 1.5 Million
Bangladesh Government: Contribution: USD 338.50 Million

Project Number: 50161-003 (Rupsha 800-Megawatt Combined Cycle Power Plant Project) 
Project Number: 50161-004 (Khulna 800 MW LNG Based Power Plant Project: TA 9164)
Date of Submission: March 2016
Proposal of TA: July 2016
Date of Approval: 26 Jun 2018

Project Related Documents
  1. Gender Action Plan (GAP): May 2018
  2. Report and Recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors: May 2018 
  3. Resettlement Plan (Component 1: Power Plant): March 2018 
  4. Resettlement Plan (Component 2: Gas Supply): March 2018 
  5. Resettlement Plan (Component 3: Power Transmission): March 2018 
  6. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Vol. 1: Power Plant): February 2018 
  7. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Vol. 2: Gas Supply): February 2018 
  8. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Vol. 3: Power Transmission): February 2018
  9. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Annexes): February 2018
  10. Initial Poverty and Social Analysis (IPSA) [under South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)]: December 2016 
  11. Initial Poverty and Social Analysis (IPSA) (as Khulna 800 MW LNG Based Power Plant Project: Project # 50161-004): November 2016

Contact Persons
Aziz A. Yusupov
South Asia Department
Asian Development Bank
Manila, The Philippines

News Clippings
03 Aug 2018: $500m ADB loan for Khulna power plant: The Daily New Nation
27 Jun 2018: ADB approves $500m for 800MW power plant in Bangladesh: The Power Technology
21 May 2018: Khulna 800MW power project awaits ECNEC nod: The Energynewsbd 

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

  1. Component 1: Scaling-up Investment in Improved Cook-stoves: GCF USD 18,000,000.00; WB/IDA USD 10,100,000.00; Local Beneficiary USD 42,170,000.00: Total USD 70.27 Million
  2. Component 2: Technical Assistance to Enhance Supplier Capacity and Demand: GCF USD 574,444.93; WB/IDA USD 2,836,454.27: Total USD 3.41 Million
  3. Project Management Costs: GCF USD 1,425,555.07; WB/IDA USD 6,663,545.73: Total USD 8.49 Million
  4. Contingency: WB/IDA USD 400,000.00

  1. International Development Association (IDA): Soft loan: USD 20.00 Million
  2. Local Beneficiaries: Contribution to Buy Improved Cook-stoves: USD 42.17 Million
  3. Green Climate Fund (GCF): Grant: USD 20.00 Million

COAST Trust, Gana Unnyan Kendra (GUK), Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), Jago Nari, Khan Foundation, Maleya Foundation, Trinamul Unnayan Sangstha (TUS)

Project Objective: To reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, solid fuel use for cooking and Household Air Pollution (HAP) in Bangladesh by creating a sustainable market for higher efficiency cook-stoves in the country. The widespread introduction of Improved Cook-Stoves (ICS) will have significant health benefits on rural population in Bangladesh by reducing the exposure of households to HAP and creating a safe indoors environment, which will primarily benefit women and children.

Specific Objectives
Component 1: To leverage private-sector finance through purchases made by end users equivalent to the total size of the Project.
Component 2: To provide technical assistance to enhance supplier capacity on the one hand and increase the demand for ICS among end users on the other hand.

Specific Outcome: Commercially dissemination of 4 million ICS
Emission Reduction: Approximately 2.9 Million Tonnes of Carbon-Di-Oxide emission avoided

  1. Component 1: Scaling-up Investment in Improved Cook-stoves
  2. Component 2: Technical Assistance to Enhance Supplier Capacity and Demand:
Updated Information

Project Related Documents
  1. Funding Proposal: Green Climate Fund (GCF) Website
  2. Gender Action Plan: Green Climate Fund (GCF) Website
  3. Gender Assessment: Green Climate Fund (GCF) Website
  4. Country Action Plan for Clean Cookstoves Bangladesh: November 2013 
  5. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rules 2016: Bangladesh
  6. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Masterplan up to 2030: Bangladesh
  7. Action Plan For Energy Efficiency & Conservation: Bangladesh

Contact Persons
Ms. Claudia Croce                                       Mr. Kazi Shofiqul Azam
The World Bank                                             Economic Relations Division (ERD)
1818 H Street NW, Washington                       Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
DC 20433, USA                                             Phone: +88029113743, +88029133489
Phone: +12024581697                                  Email:

Amit Jain                                                    Besnik Hyseni
Energy Specialist, The World Bank                  Energy Specialist, The World Bank
70 Lodi Estate, New Delhi                              1818 H Street NW
Delhi 110003, India                                       Washington DC 20433, USA
Email:                      Email:

Study Reports
  1. Arif, T., Ashraf, A., Miller, G., Mobarak, A.M., Akter, N., Ali, A.R.M.M., Sarkar, M.A.Q., Hildemann L., Dey, N.C., Rahman, M., Dwivedi, P. and Wise, P. (2011). Promotion of Improved Cookstove in Rural Bangladesh. BRAC. Dhaka: May 2011
  2. Hanna, R., Duflo, E. and Greenstone, M. (2012). Up in the Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves. Department of Economics: Working Paper. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. April 2012 
  3. Hossain, M.M.G. (2003). Improved Cookstove and Biogas Programmes in Bangladesh. Energy for Sustainable Development. Volume VII No. 2. June 2003 
  4. Matin, N., and Roe, J. (2016). What Boosts Cookstove Uptake? A Review of Behaviour Change Approaches and Techniques. Discussion brief. Stockholm Environment Institute. April 2016
  5. Miller, G. and Mobarak, A.M. (2013). Gender Differences in Preferences, Intra-Household Externalities, and the Low Demand for Improved Cookstoves. Center for Effective Global Action, University of California. January 2013
  6. Mobarak, A.M., Dwivedi, P., Bailis, R., Hildemann, L., and Miller, G. (2012). Low Demand for Nontraditional Cookstove Technologies. Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. May 2012

News Clippings
09 Mar 2018: Bettering life with clean cooking: The Daily Financial Express
21 Dec 2017: Putting Clean Cooking on the Front Burner: The World Bank 
08 Mar 2017: ‘Bondhu Chula’ for healthy living: The Daily Star
10 Apr 2016: Moyna’s manual on clean cooking: The Daily Dhaka Tribune
23 Feb 2015: $100m scheme for clean stoves: Energy Bangla 
16 Jul 2012: Cooking with clean stoves: M Nurul Islam: The Daily Star 
02 Jul 2012: Cleaner, 'Greener' Cookstoves Need Better Marketing In Bangladesh: The National Public Radio Inc., USA 
23 April 2012: The Cookstove Conundrum: Vivek Dehejia: The New York Times 
Undated: Rethinking Clean Cookstoves: J-Pal South Asia Newsletter

Similar Projects
  1. Carbon Offset Improved Cook Stoves Project (Supported by UNICEF): Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation
  2. GHG Emission Reduction through use of Bondhu Chula (Improved Cook Stoves) in Bangladesh: Carbon Initiative Forum 
  3. Improved Cooking Stoves in Bangladesh implemented by Grameen Shakti and approved by Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 
  4. Installation of 70,000 Improved Cook stoves in Selected Areas of Bangladesh (supported by India, DoE, EnDev): Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation
  5. Market Development Initiative for Bondhu Chula (Supported by GIZ, BCCT, DoE): Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation 
  6. Opportunities for Women in Renewable Energy Technology Use in Bangladesh (Phase I): Joint UNDP/World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) and Bank Netherlands Water Partnership Program (BNWPP): April 2004
  7. Promotion of Improved Cookstoves in Bangladesh implemented by GIZ, BRAC and other NGOs and funded by Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. See: Brochure 
  8. Rotary International Supported Project: Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation
  9. Rural Sales Program: CARE Bangladesh 

Pekua Coal Power Plant (Mitsui-Japan-01)

Basic Information
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
  1. Brief on Pekua Coal Power Plant: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Limited (EGCBL)

News Clippings

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

News Clippings
Contact Persons