A donors consultative meeting for Dorjilung HPP was held in Thimphu on July 3, 2023. The development partners from the World Bank Group, ADB, JICA, EIB, OPEC Fund for Development, Saudi Fund for Development, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and SAARC Development Fund attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the DPR for Dorjilung was presented and informed that the DPR update is ongoing with assistance from WBG. Development partners have expressed their interest in financing the project. Once the DPR is updated, there would be similar consultative meetings with the donors with the expectation of firm commitment from the partners.
On the off-take arrangement, there is an evolution of integration of the energy sector with Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN). The bilateral agreement between Bhutan and Bangladesh is scheduled for signing in September 2023 for trading 1,500 MW of power. The event was jointly organised by MoF, DGPC and WBG.