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Investment Potentials in Bangladesh Power Sector

Bangladesh has been experiencing an annual average GDP growth rate of 6 percent for almost two decades. Even during the global economic turmoils, it has managed a growth rate of over 6 percent, helped by robust domestic and foreign demands in the recent past and steady flow of remittances for nonresidents. It’s the second largest garment exporter in the world.  Its macro fundamentals are sound and the rating agencies have held on to their assessments.


Bangladesh is an investor friendly country. There has never been an instance nationalization of FDI nor any case of default in payment. Its incentive package for FDI and for power sector in particular, is one of the most competitive. Its capital account is freely convertible for FDI. The Independent Power Policy of Bangladesh has been able to attract FDI since 1990s and the track records on all counts have been excellent.

From GOB’s power sector Road Map, following investment potentials can be identified:

 Coal based power plants, including secured access to coal supply

  • Natural gas/LNG based power plants
  • Renewable energy projects  
  • Cross-border power projects including  Hydro power plants
  • Projects to enhance energy efficiency, energy conservation and DSM
  • Projects for transmission and distribution capacity expansion
  • US$ 40 billion investment will be required for  new generation
  • US$ 8 billion would be required for transmission network

 Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Ltd. (BIFPC) requires US$ 1.00 billion investment in 1320 MW Coal Based Power Plant in Khulna.

Key Facts of Bangladesh:

Official Name

:

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Political System

:

Parliamentary Democracy

Population

:

160 million

Area

:

147,570 sq. km

Time Zone;

:

GMT+6 Hours

GDP total

:

USD 173.82 billon (Year 2014)

GDP Per Capita

:

USD 1466

Total Exports

:

BDT 192.13 billon (January 2016)

Total Imports

:

BDT 266.99  billon (January 2016)

Foreign Reserve

:

USD 28060 million (March 2016)

Major Ports

:

Chittagong, Mongla

Currency

:

BDT (1 BDT = USD 0.013)

Dialing Code

:

+880

 

 

Conclusion

The Government of Bangladesh is committed to realizing its ‘Vision’ and fulfill its election pledge to the people. It needs support from development partners, multinational financial institutions, foreign investors and international power sector players. Bangladesh is a proven case of secured investment in power sector offering a win-win situation for all parties involved.

 

 


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