India's bureaucratic red tape holds up transmission projects for Bangladesh's Rooppur Nuclear Plant

Uncertainty looms large over the timely execution of a slew of power transmission projects aimed at facilitating electricity evacuation from the upcoming 2,400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh

Oct 14, 2020
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Uncertainty looms large over the timely execution of a slew of power transmission projects aimed at facilitating electricity evacuation from the upcoming 2,400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh. The reason — the Indian financing agency is taking "excessive time" to give a go-ahead for the bidding process, reports UNB.
 
Official sources at Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) said the state-owned power transmission body took up the projects to facilitate power evacuation from RNPP, the country’s maiden under-construction nuclear power project, with support from the Indian Line of Credit (LoC).

Dhaka signed a $1.06 billion loan agreement with New Delhi in 2017 over financing of these projects, with a target to implement them within 2022, as the 1,200 MW first unit of RNPP aims at starting commercial production from the first half of 2023.

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/10/14/india-s-bureaucratic-red-tape-holds-up-transmission-projects-for-rooppur-nuclear-plant

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