37192-013: MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37192-013 Status: Active
Project Name MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement
Project Number 37192-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0007-PAK: MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement
Ordinary capital resources US$ 790.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Overall MFF performance is On Track. Tranche 1 (Loan 2289) is closed. Tranches 2 (Loan 2396) is completed, except for two subprojects which are proposed to be continued under Tranche 3 (Loan 2846). Tranche 4 (Loan 3203) was declared effective on 6 March 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Tranche 1 - Loan 2289 was financially closed in February 2013, with 18 of the 20 subprojects completed. The Bandala grid station and DG Khan-Loralai Transmission Line were energized in June and August 2014, respectively.

Loan 2290 remains open until loan closing or by 31 December 2016 to support the Program with project preparatory, project supervision, and safeguards consultants.

Tranche 2 - All of the grid stations and transmission lines under 9 of the 10 subprojects were energized. NTDC requested to finance the remaining expenditures for the pending subproject to install static var compensators (SVC) under Tranche 3.

Tranche 3 - Two of the four subprojects are ongoing. The remaining contracts are expected to be awarded in 2015.

Tranche 4 - Procurement for the 10 subprojects are ongoing. All contracts are expected to be awarded in 2015. NTDC committed to finance any expenditures incurred beyond loan closing (31 December 2016).

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects NTDC has confirmed that all contracts for civil works have EMP as part of the project and are being monitored by the PMO.
Involuntary Resettlement NTDC has submitted the LARPs, DDRs, SRPs and external monitoring reports for most of the subprojects which were reviewed, commented and cleared for implementation by Social Safeguard Unit, PRM.
Indigenous Peoples Clause included in all bidding documents. NTDC has reported that there are no indigenous people in the Project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All stakeholders participation during project design was ensured and consultations held.
During Project Implementation All stakeholders are participating during loan review missions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting Services are financed for, among others, (i) preparation of subprojects, (ii) detailed design, and (iii) construction supervision and contract management. Consulting firms are selected through international competition using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method. Individual consultants are recruited following Government procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement Procurement under the Investment Program follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) is used for supply contracts estimated to cost $1 million and above, and works contracts estimated to cost $5 million and above.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Lei
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited
Mr. Muhammad Shabir Chaudhry, Chief Executive
[email protected]
WAPDA House Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore, Pakistan
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0007-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,965.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 800.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 1,165.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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