Deal #7531

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Sonagazi Municipality, Bangladesh

Latitude
22.8491794
Longitude
91.3927559
Facility name
100 MWp Solar Photovoltaic (PV) based Grid Connected Power Generation Plant
Target country
Bangladesh
Location description
Bangladesh's largest solar and wind power project is set to be established on one thousand acres in Sonagazi's extensive pasture near the Bay of Bengal. Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (an organization of the Bangladesh Electricity Development Board under the Department of Power) is a government organization through which land acquisition work has already begun to establish this project on a thousand acres of land in Char East Bardhali Mouja of Char Chandia Union in Sonagazi upazila.
Comment on location
Bangladesh's largest solar and wind power project is set to be established on one thousand acres in Sonagazi's extensive pasture near the Bay of Bengal. Land acquisition work has already begun to establish this project on a thousand acres of land in Char East Bardhali Mouja of Char Chandia Union in Sonagazi upazila.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
1214.057
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[current] 404.686
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[current] 404.686
Comment on land area
Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (an organization of the Bangladesh Electricity Development Board under the Department of Power) is a government organization through which land acquisition work has already begun to establish this project on a 404.686 ha of land.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Renewable Energy
Comment on intention of investment
According to the experienced Mahal, the problem of electricity is becoming the main problem of the country as the industrial factories are being built day by day. At present, successful implementation of this huge power generation project from renewable energy will reduce Bangladesh's dependence on imported energy and solve many problems of power generation. As a way of carbon reduction and alternative source of energy supply, Govt. took this investment decision.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Through this (power subsidiary), the project has been started on 404.686 ha of land in the eastern Bardhali Mouja of Charchandia Union in Sonagazi upazila. In the meantime, the acquisition of land has been completed. Under the supervision of the Power Cell under the Department of Power and with the financial support of the World Bank, an international consultant is being appointed to conduct feasibility studies for the production of solar power at that site. Periodically, the scope will increase, company officials said.

Implementation status

Implementation status
Project not started
Comment on implementation status
As a way of carbon reduction and alternative source of energy supply, Govt. took this investment decision. Project has not started yet.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Operating company

Name of investment project
100 MWp Solar Photovoltaic (PV) based Grid Connected Power Generation Plant
Comment on investment chain
(EGCBL) Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (an organization of the Bangladesh Electricity Development Board under the Department of Power) is the Implementing agency of the project.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Government Website.

Data source #2

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Government Website.

Data source #3

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Government Website.

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
􀂆ফনীেত 􀂆সৗর ও বায়ুশি
Date
2015-12-26
Comment on data source
Online newspaper

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
নবায়নেযাগ
Date
2015-11-29

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2019-08-29
Comment on data source
Online newspaper.

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
Date
2018-11-28
Comment on data source
Online newspaper.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Other
Comment on former land owner
Local people.

Former land use

Former land use
Other
Comment on former land use
As the land is salty, it is of no use.

Former land cover

Comment on former land cover
No specific data found.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Comment on crops
No specific data source found on crops area, yield and export.
Comment on livestock
No specific data source found on livestock area, yield and export. When the project will be completed it will create fishing opportunities.
Comment on resources
No specific data source found on resources area, yield and export.

Water extraction envisaged

Comment on water extraction envisaged
No specific data source found.

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
Feni river.

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

Application of Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)
No

Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (PRAI)

Application of Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (PRAI)
No

Overall comment

Overall comment
The largest solar and wind power project in Bangladesh is set to be established on 404.686 ha of land in Sonagazi in the foothills of the Big Feni River near the Bay of Bengal. Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Through this (power subsidiary), the project has been started on one thousand acres of land in the eastern Bardhali Mouja of Charchandia Union in Sonagazi upazila. In the meantime, the acquisition of land has been completed. Under the supervision of the Power Cell under the Department of Power and with the financial support of the World Bank, an international consultant is being appointed to conduct feasibility studies for the production of solar power at that site. Periodically, the scope will increase, company officials said. Small population and salty land which is not suitable for farming. So, to make the best use of this land without affecting the locals Govt. took this project. Fish farming suitable land. So, there will be a system for fish farming in the project. World Bank has shown interest for financing the project. Green Climate Fund will also invest funds. The electricity generated from this project will be directly added to the national grid.

Jan. 27, 2020, 5:53 a.m.

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