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June 14, 2018

Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Bangladesh: Contributing to the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh

photosigning ceremony

On June 14, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed loan agreements with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Dhaka, the capital city, to provide Japanese ODA loans of up to a total of 200.371 billion yen for six projects.

A summary of the six Japanese ODA projects provided by the loan agreements is as follows:

(1) Matarbari Port Development Project (E/S) (loan amount: 2.655 billion yen)
(2) Jamuna Railway Bridge Construction Project (I) (loan amount: 37.217 billion yen)
(3) Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line 5) (E/S) (loan amount: 7.358 billion yen)
(4) Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (III) (loan amount: 79.271 billion yen)
(5) Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project (IV) (loan amount: 67.311 billion yen)
(6) Health Services Strengthening Project (loan amount: 6.559 billion yen)

Details for the projects are provided below.

(1) Matarbari Port Development Project (E/S)
(a) Objective and Summary
The project will strengthen the cargo handling capacity of Bangladesh by constructing a multipurpose deep-sea port for containers, general cargo and the like in the Matarbari area of Cox’s Bazar District, Chittagong Division, in southeastern Bangladesh, thereby contributing to an acceleration of the flow of goods domestically and with neighboring countries.
(b) Executing Agencies
1. Chittagong Port Authority
Address: Bandar Bhaban, Chittagong-4100, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-3-12510870, fax: +880-3-12510889
2. Roads and Highways Department, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Address: Sarak Bhaban, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-8879299, fax: +880-2-8879199
(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: May 2024 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): June 2018

(2) Jamuna Railway Bridge Construction Project (I)
(a) Objective and Summary
The project will meet the demand for rail transportation and improve the road capacity and safety of an existing bridge by constructing a new dedicated railway bridge, parallel to the existing Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, in the basin of the Jamuna River, which flows through central Bangladesh. This measure will contribute to efficiency in the transportation network within the country and with neighboring countries.
(b) Executing Agency
Bangladesh Railway
Address: Railbhaban, 16 Abdul Gani Road Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9561200, fax: +880-2-9565734
(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: November 2023 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): Already hired
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Construction Works
Release date: September 2018

(3) Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line 5) (E/S)
(a) Objective and Summary
The project will construct a mass rapid transit system (MRT Line 5) connecting the east and west portions of Dhaka and strengthen the public transportation network, thereby contributing to economic development and an improved urban environment through alleviated traffic congestion.
(b) Executing Agency
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited
Address: 71-72 Old Elephant Road, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-55138099, fax: +880-2-9358589
(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: December 2028 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): October 2018

(4) Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (III)
(a) Objective and Summary
The project will construct a mass rapid transit system (MRT Line 6) in Dhaka, thereby meeting the urban transportation demand in Dhaka, contributing to economic development and an improved urban environment with alleviated traffic congestion.
(b) Executing Agency
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited
Address: 71-72 Old Elephant Road, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-55138099, fax: +880-2-9358589
(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: June 2022 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): Already hired
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction: Already contracted

(5) Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project (IV)
(a) Objective and Summary
The project will construct an ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant with a rated output of 1,200 megawatts (600 megawatts×two units) in the Matarbari area of Cox’s Bazar District, Chittagong Division, in southeastern Bangladesh, thereby meeting the rapidly rising demand for power in Bangladesh while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. These measures will contribute to economic development and to the alleviation of climate change.
(b) Executing Agencies
1. Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited
Address: CPCBL, Uniqne Heights Level 17, 117 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Eskaton Garden Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9180788, fax: +880-2-9348306
2. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited
Address: IEB Bhaban 3rd Floor & 4th Floor, 8/A Ramna, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9338529, fax: +880-2-9348306
3. Roads and Highways Department, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Address: Sarak Bhaban, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-8879299, fax: +880-2-8879199
(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: July 2024 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): Already hired
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction: Already contracted

(6) Health Services Strengthening Project
(a) Objective and Summary
The project will strengthen non-communicable disease control and the access of the urban poor in Dhaka to health services through improvements to primary- and secondary-level health facilities in Bangladesh, thereby contributing to the health promotion of the people in Bangladesh.
(b) Executing Agency
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Address: Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-8113088, fax: +880-2-8113088
(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: June 2022 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services: No hiring of consultants is planned for this project
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Procurement of Suppliers for NCDs Screening Equipment
Release date: October 2018

Project title Amount (million yen) Annual interest rate (%) Repayment
period
(years)
Grace
period
(years)
Procurement
Project Consulting services
Matarbari Port Development Project (E/S) 2,655 0.01 30 10 General untied
Jamuna Railway Bridge Construction Project (I) 37,217 1.00 0.01 30 10 General untied
Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line 5) (E/S) 7,358 0.01 30 10 General untied
Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (III) 79,271 1.00 0.01 30 10 General untied
Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project (IV) 67,311 1.00 0.01 30 10 General untied
Health Services Strengthening Project 6,559 0.90 30 10 General untied

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