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|PDS Creation Date||28 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||20 Oct 2014|
|Project Name||Rural Electrification, Distribution and Transmission Project|
|Geographical Location||The rural electrification schemes are located in the Eastern, Central and Western Regions of Nepal.|
|In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.|
|Subsector||Electricity transmission and distribution|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1732||Asian Development Fund||50,000|
|Loan||8199||OPEC Fund for International Development||10,000|
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Environmental impacts fo the Project will be minor. From the initial stages of study and planning, careful consideration has been given to the 132kV transmission as well as 33kV subtransmission routes alignment to avoid environmentally sensitive areas and places of historical and religious importance. A resettlement plan had been prepared by NEA and published in ADB website.
Consultations with affected persons had been carried out by NEA.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The main objective of ADB's overall operational strategy in Nepal is to achieve a sustainable reduction of poverty. This Project is part of ADB's overall strategy of improving the governance and efficiency of the power sector, promoting a more commercial orientation and increased participation by the private sector in power supply, and expanding rural electrification in support of projects to enhance rural incomes. The Project is included in ADB's 1999 country assistance plan for Nepal.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 28|
Four packages of consulting services will be required and financed under the Project loan. (1) Design and implementation of the transmission reinforcement will require about 10 person months of international consultants. (2) The design and implementation of computerized billing systems will require about 9 person-months of international consultants and 22 person months of local consultants. (3) The inspection and revaluation of NEA s fixed assets, and establishing computer-based records for these, will require about 20 person months of international consultants and 36 person months of local consultants. (4) Assistance to NEA with establishment of distribution district profit centers, to establish profit center accounting procedures and employee incentives for improved performance and efficiency, will require about 9 person months of international consultants and 22 person months of local consultants.
Distribution and rural electrification materials & equipment; conductors; towers; insulators; hardware; construction of substation; and erection of transmission lines.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||02 Mar 1999 to 17 Mar 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||14 Jun 1999|
|Approval||21 Dec 1999|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1732||21 Dec 1999||13 Jul 2000||14 Mar 2002||30 Jun 2005||31 Dec 2008||19 Dec 2008|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|21 Oct 2014||Loan 1732||37,687||0||99.00%|
|21 Oct 2014||Loan 1732||38,164||0||100.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srinivasan Janardanam (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Energy Division, SARD|
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)
Mr. S. K. Pradhan
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/29471-013/documents|