The Government of Bangladesh has increased infrastructure investments since the fiscal year (FY2016). According to the government’s 7th Five Year Plan (FY2016–FY2020), infrastructure finance needs to reach 4.2% of GDP per annum, or about $14 billion (FY2019), to maintain the growth momentum.
The infrastructure sector comprises energy, power, transport, urban, education, and health sectors. More prominently, the Strategic Transport Plan 2015–2035 proposes five mass rapid transit systems, two bus rapid transit systems, three ring roads, eight radial roads, and six expressways, among others. According to the Revisiting The Power System Master Plan 2016, to meet up future demand and maintain reserve margin, the country’s generation capacity needs to increase by 74.5 gigawatts from 2020 to 2041. From 2017 to 2025, an average investment of $9–10 billion per annum is needed, for aggregated generation, transmission, and related costs. The government plans also call for increased investments in economic zones and the urban, health, and tertiary education sectors.
a. Economic Zones
c. Power & Energy
• Disseminate the need for modern, world class infrastructure for supporting Bangladesh’s future growth needs.
• Highlight the impressive development in infrastructure and the national priority/efforts /GoB program in infrastructure space.
• Highlight the investment opportunities, particularly in the areas focusing on logistics, special economic zones, power and energy.
• Highlight the necessary policy and markets actions to realize the potential.
USD 40 BILLION INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT GROWTH