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Investment Potentials in Bangladesh Power Sector

Bangladesh has been experiencing an annual average GDP growth rate of over 7 percent for the last couple of years. 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 of 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 lucrative, Its capital account is freely convertible for FDI. The Independent Power Policy of Bangladesh has been able to attract FDI since 1996 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
  • About US$ 17 billion invested during 2009 to 2018
  • US$ 150 billion investment will be required for  new generation by 2041
  • US$ 31 billion would be required for transmission network by 2041
  • US$ 35 billion would be required for distribution network by 2041
  • Average US$ 9 billion would be required each per year

 

 

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 274.1 billon (Year 2018)

GDP Per Capita

:

USD 1751

Total Exports

:

USD 36.7 billion

Total Imports

:

USD 59.3 billion

Foreign Reserve

:

USD 32235.7 million (February 2019)

Major Ports

:

Chottagram, Mongla

Currency

:

BDT (1 BDT = USD 0.012)

Dialing Code

:

+880

 

 

Conclusion

The Government of Bangladesh is committed to realizing its ‘Vision’ to turn it into a middle income country by 2021 and reach a develop country by 2041. 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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