Project Name Outer Islands Electrification
Project Number 32036-013
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1887-MLD: Outer Islands Electrification
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project aims to achieve balanced economic growth and equitable regional development, and thereby reduce poverty and vulnerability in the selected outer islands and also reduce the significant population pressures on the capital of Male.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project supports the Government's policy for regional development and poverty reduction through improved electricity supply in the outer islands where the majority of the country's poor reside and the economic and social development has been constrained due to poor electricity supply.

The Project supports the new focus and has been inclued in ADB's lending program for 2001 and was prepared under ADB project preparatory TA completed in January 2001. The Project is an integral part of the least-cost development plan for the power sector, and is accorded high priority by the Government.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Batch 1 Subproject (10 islands) and Batch 2 Subproject (9 islands), across the country.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of about 30 person-months of international consulting services and 93 person months of domestic consulting services are required for the Project, which will be provided under two separate consulting services contracts. An international consulting firm, who will be encouraged to associate with individual domestic consultants, will be recruited to assist MAA, MEB, and MPND with implementation of their respective parts of the Project. A domestic legal consultant will be recruited to provide legal advisory services to AGO. MAA, in coordination with MEB, and MPND will recruit the international consulting firm, and AGO, in consultation with MOFT will engage the domestic legal consultant. All consultants will be recruited and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Use of Consultants and other arrangements for the engagement of domestic consultants satisfactory to ADB. All consultants will be required to coordinate their activities with one another to ensure smooth coordination under the Project.
Procurement Procurement of goods and services financed by the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Andrew Jeffries
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Aminath Ali Manik
Ameenee Magu
Republic of the Maldives
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 25 Mar 2001 to 09 Apr 2001
MRM 17 May 2001
Approval 18 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 06 May 2010

LoanĀ 1887-MLD

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2001 26 Apr 2002 25 Jul 2002 31 Dec 2005 31 Dec 2009 30 Aug 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.00 18 Dec 2001 9.31 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2001 9.48 0.00 100%

This project data sheet was generated from on 09 October 2015