Bangladesh: United Ashuganj Energy Ltd-01/Dhaka

Date Filed
26 May 2016
Status
Closed
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Bangladesh

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Complaint Overview

Complainant

Affected residents of the vicinity of the Project

Concerns

Noise and air pollution, community health and safety

Cross-Cutting Issues
Resource Efficiency Community Health and Safety Air

Project Information

Region
South Asia
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
United Ashuganj Energy Ltd 33479
Company
United Ashuganj Energy Ltd
Sector
Infrastructure
Department
Infrastructure
Category
A
Commitment

Debt US $20.5 million

Synopsis

Complaint

IFC has an active project with United Ashuganj Energy Limited, a subsidiary of United Enterprises & Co. Ltd. The project consists of the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 195MW combined cycle reciprocating gas engine power plant in Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria, approximately 90 km to the Northeast of Dhaka (the “Project”). 

CAO received a complaint filed on behalf of affected residents of the vicinity of the Project, alleging that the Project is causing air and noise pollution and subsequent health issues for residents. The complaint also raises concerns related to the management of hazardous waste. 

CAO Action

CAO found the complaint eligible in June 2016, and conducted an assessment to discuss options for addressing the complaint with the relevant parties. During the assessment process, the complainants and the IFC client expressed their willingness to engage in a voluntary dispute resolution process facilitated by CAO.

As a result of CAO’s dispute resolution process, the parties reached an agreement in December 2016 to address the complaint issues. The agreement has been kept confidential at the parties’ request. CAO monitored the implementation of the agreement, as agreed by the parties, and upon completion of the monitoring phase, CAO issued a conclusion report in September 2017. The report summarizes the dispute resolution process, and marks the closure of the case. See “view documents” for documents related to this case.

Status

This case is now closed following monitoring of the agreement reached by the parties.  

Status as of September 15, 2017

Case Documents

  • Dispute Resolution

    Assessment Report(s)
    CAO Assessment Report
    Dec 01, 2016
    English
    CAO Assessment Report
    CAO Assessment Report
    Dec 01, 2016
    Bangla
    CAO Assessment Report
    IFC's Response to CAO Assessment Report
    Dec 01, 2016
    English
    IFC's Response to CAO Assessment Report
    Agreement(s)
    Joint Statement
    Dec 13, 2016
    English
    Joint Statement
    Joint Statement
    Dec 13, 2016
    Bangla
    Joint Statement
    Close-out Report(s)
    Conclusion Report
    Aug 01, 2017
    English
    Conclusion Report
    Conclusion Report
    Aug 01, 2017
    Bangla
    Conclusion Report