Payra Power Plant

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The Payra Power Plant is a proposed 1,320 megawatt coal-fired power station to be built in Kalapara Upazila of Patuakhali District in southern Bangladesh.[1][2] It is a joint venture between the North-West Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (NWPGCL) and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC).[3]


On 19 March 2015, a deal was signed between NWPGCL and the CMC to set up the Payra Power Plant.[4] The joint venture was named Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL).[4] On 29 March 2016, BCPCL signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with consortium of NEPC &CECC for the installation of the power plant.[5]


The plant will consist of two units, each with a capacity of 660 MW.[6] The estimated cost is around US$1.56 billion.[7] The plant will be built on an area of 397-hectare.[8] The first unit will come into commercial operation on December 2019.

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  1. ^ Aminur Rahman Rasel (12 October 2015), "Payra coal power plant to be commissioned in 2019", Dhaka Tribune
  2. ^ "Deal inked with China for mega power plant", The Independent, Dhaka, 30 March 2016
  3. ^ "1320MW Payra Power Plant's EPC signed - Energy Bangla". 2016-03-29. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  4. ^ a b "Deal on Payra power plant today". The Daily Star. BSS. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  5. ^ "Chinese consortium signs deal to construct Bangladesh's 1.56-bln-USD power plant". Xinhua. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh-China JV to construct $1.56 bln power plant in southern Bangladesh". Reuters. 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  7. ^ "Sino-Bangla JV signs deal to build Payra power plant". The Financial Express. Dhaka. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  8. ^ Aminur Rahman Rasel (28 March 2016). "Payra 1,320MW coal-based plant deal to be inked today". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2016-07-15.

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