Pakistan: Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 37192-023

Summary

The Tranche 1 comprise 20 subprojects: (i) addition or augmentation of 29 Transformers at existing 500 kV and 220 kV substations; (ii) 2 new 220 kV substations and associated transmission lines; and (iii) 287 km of transmission lines.

The Investment Program Support Component will strengthen the capacity of NTDC in project management, planning, design, implementation and operation and maintenance activities.

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Project Name Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 1
Project Number 37192-023
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2289-PAK: MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement PFR1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 128.75 million
Loan 2290-PAK: MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement PFR1
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Tranche 1 comprise 20 subprojects: (i) addition or augmentation of 29 Transformers at existing 500 kV and 220 kV substations; (ii) 2 new 220 kV substations and associated transmission lines; and (iii) 287 km of transmission lines.

The Investment Program Support Component will strengthen the capacity of NTDC in project management, planning, design, implementation and operation and maintenance activities.

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 Enhanced power transmission operations and management
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Augmented, rehabilitated, and expanded transmission system
Progress Toward Outcome

Loan 2289: A loan review mission was fielded from 16 to 19 April 2012 and an action plan agreed to complete the remaining project scope by the loan closing date. The loan closing date has been extended by 2.5 years to 30 June 2012, due to the significant delay of Bandala Grid Station and SVC subprojects. In addition to the 19 subprojects, 2 subprojects were added because of substantial loan savings. On Borrower's request, one subproject (Installation of SVC at New Kot Lakhpat Grid Station, Lahore) was shifted to Loan 2396 through minor change approved on 3 April 2012. As of loan closing, 18 of the 20 subprojects have been completed. Procurement and delivery of equipment for all the packages have been completed, and installation of equipment for two subprojects (Bandala grid station, and D. G. Khan-Loralai transmission line) was in progress. Bandala grid station energized in June 2014. DG Khan-Loralai Transmission Line was energized in August 2014.

The loan closed on 30 June 2012 and the loan account closed on 8 February 2013. Three cancellations were effected on 7 February 2011 ($67 million), 2 April 2012 ($16 million), and 8 February 2013 ($14.3 million).

Loan 2290: The loan remains open until loan closing or by 31 December 2016 to support the Program. In December 2014, ADB gave no objection to recruit additional resettlement consultants to update the LARPs for Tranche 3.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Transmission lines and substations commissioned
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Of the 20 subprojects, 18 have been completed and 2 are in progress and are expected to be completed by end-September 2013.

Subprojects in progress are:

(1) new 220 kV Bandala grid station with transmission line, and (2) 220 kV line D.G. Khan-Loralai. These two ongoing subprojects are to be financed wholly by NTDC.

Commissioning of 2 transformers is remaining and to be completed by Sept 2013

Commissioning of one remaining sub-project is scheduled for Sep 2013

Geographical Location The whole country of Pakistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects NTDC ensured that the (i) subprojects were constructed and operated following national and local environmental procedures and guidelines and with ADB's Environment Policy (2002); (ii) subprojects were designed, constructed, and operated following the environment management plans (EMPs) as reflected in the initial environment examinations and the Environment Assessment Review Framework; (iii) EMPs were incorporated in bidding documents and civil work contracts, and implemented; and (iv) environmental performance reports were submitted to ADB during construction.
Involuntary Resettlement NTDC submitted the DDRs, SRPs and external monitoring reports for 18 subprojects which were approved by ADB. All land and ROW required for subprojects are made available in time. RP and LARF are being implemented promptly and efficiently as per laws and regulation of GoP, and ADB Policy. RPs has been/are being updated as per design, full consultation of APS, and disclosed in time. The commencement of civil works is subjected to ADB's review/approval of RP in case of updating. Contractors' activities are as per RP and LARF. No land is acquired for the purpose of any Subproject under the emergency acquisition provisions of the Borrower's Land Acquisition Act 1894, as amended from time to time.
Indigenous Peoples NTDC reported that there are no indigenous peoples in the Project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Not included in the design of the project.
During Project Implementation Consultation is undertaken with all stakeholders during project reviews, including contractors, consultants, general public in the Project area.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants were engaged for, among others, (i) preparation of subprojects, (ii) detailed design, and (iii) construction supervision and contract management following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Consulting firms were selected through international competition using the quality- and cost-based selection method. Individual consultants were recruited for safeguards assessments and monitoring. It is envisioned that, because of the continuation of a number of tasks during implementation, single-source selection may be used for certain assignments with the prior approval of ADB.
Procurement Goods and works were procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) was used for goods contracts of $1 million or more, and works contracts estimated of $5 million or more.
Responsible ADB Officer Megan Wolf
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Transmission & Despatch Company LimitedMr. Rasul Khan MahsudCEO@NTDC.COM.PKWAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2006 to 16 Aug 2006
MRM 14 Sep 2006
Approval 13 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2015

Loan 2289-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2006 16 Jan 2007 11 May 2007 30 Dec 2009 30 Jun 2012 08 Feb 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 184.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 128.75 13 Dec 2006 128.75 0.00 100%
Counterpart 56.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2006 128.75 0.00 100%

Loan 2290-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2006 16 Jan 2007 11 May 2007 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 13 Dec 2006 5.04 0.00 51%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2006 3.89 0.00 40%

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