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Bangladesh: Dhaka Power System Upgrade Project

sector: Energy | country: Bangladesh

The project completion report (PCR) identified two lessons. The executing agencies had insufficient capacity to carry out procurement, bid evaluation, and other processes, resulting in significant delays. Since this was not identified during project inception, ADB should pay more attention to capacity needs during this critical period. The change in project scope from providing consulting for the creation of a Rural Electrification Board (REB) training academy to actual construction of the training academy contributed to loan extensions. This kind of major change in scope should be avoided. This validation concurs with these lessons.

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