“Enhancement and Strengthening of Power Transmission Network in Eastern Region


The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (PGCB), with financial support from the World Bank (WB), has been implementing a project named “Enhancement and Strengthening of Power Transmission Network in Eastern Region” to meet the increasing electricity demand all over the Bangladesh. This will involve grid enhancement and strengthening work. The present assignment includes construction of thirteen GIS substations, one 230KV high capacity four circuit backbone transmission line and replacement of the Halishahar 132/33KV air substation (AIS)  by an  advanced  GIS  and  reconductoring  of  existing  Sikalbaha-Cox’s  Bazar  132KV  line with the higher capacity conductor.


The project comprises of two components. The first component, enhancement and strengthening of power network will cover the following activities: (a) new substations; (b) transmission lines; and (c) replacement of substation and reconductoring. The second component, institutional development and implementation support will cover project supervision as well as hiring of an independent procurement expert to help in the evaluation of the international competitive bids. It consists of following sub-components: (i) definition and implementation of a new corporate maintenance strategy; and (ii) technical assistance (TA) for PGCB’s institutional development and implementation support.

Date : October 2020-October 2023

Client Name: Power Grid Company of Bangladesh

Donar Name: World Bank