Pakistan: Power Transmission Enhancement

Sovereign Project | 37192-012

Summary

The purpose of the PPTA is to support the Government?s strategy of increasing electricity supply to its urban and rural population. It will do this by preparing a power transmission enhancement project to ensure the transmission system delivers a sufficient and stable power supply. The project will improve system stability and reliability, and reduce losses through (i) the construction of 500 kV and 220 kV transmission lines, (ii) the construction of 500 kV and 220 kV substations, (iii) an extension of 500 kV and 220 kV substations, and (iv) preparation of a master plan on a nationwide transmission system. A similar intervention for the distribution system has been included in the 2007 ADB lending program.

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Project Name Power Transmission Enhancement
Project Number 37192-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4665-PAK: Power Transmission Enhancement
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The purpose of the PPTA is to support the Government?s strategy of increasing electricity supply to its urban and rural population. It will do this by preparing a power transmission enhancement project to ensure the transmission system delivers a sufficient and stable power supply. The project will improve system stability and reliability, and reduce losses through (i) the construction of 500 kV and 220 kV transmission lines, (ii) the construction of 500 kV and 220 kV substations, (iii) an extension of 500 kV and 220 kV substations, and (iv) preparation of a master plan on a nationwide transmission system. A similar intervention for the distribution system has been included in the 2007 ADB lending program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The power sector is currently undergoing reforms and restructuring, which are fully supported by ADB. In the transition phase, sector sustainability needs to be ensured. By providing liquidity for augmentation and expansion projects as well as for major maintenance work, the proposed project will contribute to economic sustainability of the sector. To achieve the economic growth targets the Government has set, the power sector needs to increase its generation capacity, efficiency and coverage. The project will also increase the confidence of commercial financiers in financing long-term transmission and distribution assets in Pakistan during the transition from integrated power utilities to unbundled privatized entities.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
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 11 person-months of international and 29 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. A consulting firm or consortium will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement Recruitment of consulants is expected to take place in August 2005.
Responsible ADB Officer Rune Stroem
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water and Power(OLD dont use.No loans)Block A Secretariat Bldg.
Islamabad,
Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 30 May 2005 to 09 Jun 2005
MRM -
Approval 04 Oct 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 21 Jun 2006

TA 4665-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2005 22 May 2006 22 May 2006 31 May 2006 20 Dec 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 04 Oct 2005 489,859.52

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