A series of power giants from India and China have expressed their interests in implementing a number of national gridline projects in Bangladesh under public-private partnership (PPP) model, official confirmed.
“We have already received board approval from the board recently for implementing transmission lines under PPA,” said a senior official.
He said at least six Chinese companies and series of Indian companies including Adani Transmission Ltd have already shown their interest in implementing transmission projects in Bangladesh.
“We need at least 3-4 months for preparing documents and appointment of consultant for inviting bids for the work,” said the official, adding that the PGCB plans to initiate two transmission projects under PPP.
Earlier, the PGCB selected four transmission projects under PPP including the Bhola-Chowmuhani 230KV double circuit line; Sreepur-Bhaluka 230KV double circuit line; Sitakunda-Hathazari 132KV double circuit line and Bagerhat-Bhandaria 132kv double circuit line projects. Of the projects, two will be selected for PPP.
A several private companies also expressed their interests in implementing some power gridline projects under unsolicited deals.