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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

The Norwegian development cooperation with Bangladesh goes back to the 1980s. In the period from 1997–2005, Norway contributed to strengthening the energy management within the government. During this period, the NPD provided technical assistance in establishing and strengthening HCU. The current Norwegian financed project “Institutional Strengthening of Hydrocarbon Unit – Phase II” carries on important aspects of the previous project.

In 2006, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh signed the agreement “Bangladesh Gas Transmission and Development Project” with a total financial frame of USD 413 million. The Norwegian supported project “Institutional Strengthening of Hydrocarbon Unit – Phase II” is a component of this agreement, which focuses on building capacity in the MOEMR for the management of mineral resources through HCU. The project is implemented in the form of ten consulting missions covering among Other things exploration and extraction of oil and gas resources, refining and marketing, and monitoring and supervision.

 

Photo: G.M.B. Akash

Photo: G.M.B. Akash

 

ACTIVITIES IN 2010

As of December 2010 two consultancy missions had been completed and five were appointed and under progress. The three remaining missions were in the final stage before appointment of a consultant or in a phase were modalities for implementation were still under discussion.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010

The different consultancy missions are in various stages of completion. At this stage it is therefore not yet possible to assess project achievements related to key objectives.

 

Photo: G.M.B. Akash

Photo: G.M.B. Akash


06.07.2011