Daudkandi power station

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Daudkandi power station is a cancelled power station in Daudkandi, Comilla, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Daudkandi power station Daudkandi, Comilla, Chittagong, Bangladesh 23.5333, 90.7167 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 660 MW - - -
Unit 2 cancelled - 660 MW - - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Meghna Group; Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd Meghna Group; Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd
Unit 2 Meghna Group; Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd Meghna Group; Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source: Imported


  • Source of financing: China


In October 2016, it was reported Meghna Group inked deals with Chinese state-owned Power Construction Corporation (PowerChina) to produce 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW) of coal-fired electricity at Daudkandi in Comilla, at a cost of US$1.75 billion. The Chinese government was expected to arrange the funding and the stake in the power plants would be mutually decided by the two parties. The proposals were going to be sent to Bangladesh Power Development Board and the power ministry for approval.[1][2]

However, with no known developments since 2016, the project appears to be shelved or abandoned. In addition, in November 19, 2020, The Daily Star reported that Bangladesh's power, energy and mineral resources ministry had finalized an energy plan that cancelled all coal plants except five under construction. The Daudkandi power station was expected to be formally cancelled as a result, although it was not confirmed.[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. Refayet Ullah Mirdha, "Beximco, Meghna tie up with Chinese investors for power," Daily Star, October 18, 2016
  2. "Meet the coal power plants," The Daily Star, January 12, 2018
  3. Roy, Pinaki (2020-11-19). "Future not coal power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2020-11-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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