Bangladesh’s Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited has invited international competitive bids for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 400 kV and 132 kV transmission lines. The contract is part of the “Enhancement and Strengthening of the Power Transmission Network in the Eastern Region Project”, which is being funded by the World Bank. It aims to improve the reliability of electricity supply and reduce load shedding in the eastern region, covering Greater Comilla, Noakhali and part of Greater Chittagong. The $718.06 million project involves the construction of 13 gas-insulated switchgear substations and 230 kV four-circuit backbone transmission lines through the Greater Comilla region, and four short distance, 132 kV double-circuit lines to connect the new 400/230 kV, 230/132 kV and 132/33 kV substations to the existing ones in the Comilla and Noakhali areas. The project will provide new electricity connections to about 275,000 households and 16,000 agricultural consumers. The last date for the submission of bids is September 30, 2019.