Development and Aid

5 reasons why Government of Japan should not support Matarbari coal-fired power project (Phase 2)

Contribution day:April 17, 2020

The Government of Japan is currently considering an Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Matarbari coal-fired power project (Phase 2) in Bangladesh. JACSES published the material “5 reasons why Government of Japan should not support Matarbari coal-fired power project (Phase 2).” 5 reasons are:

  1. Supporting the project is not consistent with the Japan’s Long-term Strategy under the Paris Agreement (approved by the Cabinet in June 2019).
  2. Supporting the project is not consistent with the Japan’s Strategic Energy Plan (approved by the Cabinet in July 2018).
  3. The actual reserve margin in Bangladesh consistently exceeds the targeted reserve margin until 2041, therefore there islow demand for building a new coal-fired power plant.
  4. Building a new coal-fired power plant is not consistent with the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Bangladesh.
  5. Matarbari coal-fired power project (Phase 1) has not been meeting JICA’s Guidelines for Environmental and Social Considerations.

 

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