Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 27 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 05 Mar 2013

Project Name Outer Islands Electrification
Country Maldives
Project/Program Number 32036-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Batch 1 Subproject (10 islands) and Batch 2 Subproject (9 islands), across the country.
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.
Sector Energy
Subsector Energy Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1887Asian Development Fund8,000
TOTAL US$ 8,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Summary Initial Invironmental Examination (SIEE) indicates that no significant adverse environmental impacts are associated with the Project, either during construction or operation. The Project was designed such that it is responsive to the communities' needs, functions on a sustainable basis, and has no adverse social impacts. The Project involves no resettlement. The Government has allocated land that did not involve resettlement.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During subproject preparation and implementation, there had been close consultations with community representatives to ensure their agreement to the technical design, institutional arrangements, and the required financial undertakings. A series of awareness campaigns had been conducted throughout the Project to ensure that the beneficiaries understand the situation.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


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.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 27
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 of goods and services financed by the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 25 Mar 2001 to 09 Apr 2001
Management Review Meeting 17 May 2001
Approval 18 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1887 18 Dec 2001 26 Apr 2002 25 Jul 2002 31 Dec 2005 31 Dec 2009 30 Aug 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
22 Oct 2014 Loan 1887 9,314 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
22 Oct 2014 Loan 1887 9,480 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1887

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Andrew Jeffries (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Aminath Ali Manik


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