Pakistan: Renewable Energy Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 34339-033 Status: Closed


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Project Name Renewable Energy Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 34339-033
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2726-PAK: MFF - Renewable Energy Development Sector Investment Program PFR2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Loan: Renewable Energy Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Private Sector US$ 174.00 million
NOT DEFINED US$ 296.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Country wide

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Only category B subprojects will be eligible for the Project. The IPPs are responsible for the conduct of environmental assessments for the subprojects in compliance with the following documents: (i) ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). (ii) the REDSIP environmental assessment and reporting framework, and (iii) national environmental regulations and guidelines. For each subproject, an initial environmental examination (lEE) report and environmental management plan (EMP) with a corresponding implementation budget will be prepared.

For the sample subproject sites, the perceptible negative environmental impacts such as noise and visual intrusion are negligible, mainly because of the considerable distance between the turbines and the nearest settlements.

Involuntary Resettlement Only subprojects classified as category C projects that do not have land acquisition or through private negotiated sales without incurring right of eminent domain, under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) will be selected. The sample subprojects are located on barren unoccupied land and very little impact is expected, if any at all. The land has been leased to AEDS for the duration of the subprojects by the Sindh Government, and will be or has been subleased to the IPPs.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples plan will be implemented in conformity with: (i) all applicable laws and regulations of Pakistan, and (ii) ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995), or equivalent guidelines acceptable to ADB, if deemed necessary. All candidate subprojects are expected to be classified as category C under ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998), and a indigenous peoples' plan is not required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design For the initial projects, it is envisaged that the sites will be barren and not occupied with the nearest villages at least 5 kms away. Stakeholder consultation was performed at the initial stages during the feasibility study of the subprojects. During tafiff determination, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority held public hearings. Additional consultation will be held during the investment due diligence for the subprojects.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services No consulting services requirements are envisaged.
Procurement For each subproject, relevant goods and works financed by ADB guaranteed loans will be produced with due attention to economy and efficiency, and in accordance with procedures which meet the relevant requirements of ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time) for guarantee operations. Given that the Subprojects under consideration are privately-owned IPPs, capital expenditure will be taken into account in NEPRA's tariff determination (economy) and operational performance will be critically dependent on the quality of goods and services procured (efficiency).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Joonho Hwang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Alternative Energy Development Board
Mujahid Sadiq, Head, Int'l Assistance Mgt. Office
344-B, Prime Minister's Secretariat nister's Secretariat" Pakistan


Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding -
MRM 18 Nov 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2726-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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