Pakistan: Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 37192-033 Status: Active

Summary

Pakistan's power system continues to operate under stressed conditions. The transmission network, the power system's backbone, requires renovation and expansion in order to meet the objective to supply reliable and high-quality power and meet rising demand from industrial, commercial, agricultural, and domestic customers. Investments under the project will continue to address the immediate priorities of the primary transmission system improvement, dealing with the capacity shortfalls that currently result in regular system outages and supply interruptions to customers. These investments are consistent with the Government's strategy to achieve the following outcomes: (i) a more efficient power system; (ii) high-quality power supply through a more reliable and stable system; (iii) greater geographic coverage of power supply; and (iv) greater access to affordable electricity, by bringing hydroelectric and coal-fired thermal energy to load centers.

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Project Name Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 2
Project Number 37192-033
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2396-PAK: MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program PFR2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 165.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Pakistan's power system continues to operate under stressed conditions. The transmission network, the power system's backbone, requires renovation and expansion in order to meet the objective to supply reliable and high-quality power and meet rising demand from industrial, commercial, agricultural, and domestic customers. Investments under the project will continue to address the immediate priorities of the primary transmission system improvement, dealing with the capacity shortfalls that currently result in regular system outages and supply interruptions to customers. These investments are consistent with the Government's strategy to achieve the following outcomes: (i) a more efficient power system; (ii) high-quality power supply through a more reliable and stable system; (iii) greater geographic coverage of power supply; and (iv) greater access to affordable electricity, by bringing hydroelectric and coal-fired thermal energy to load centers.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Power is an essential commodity for growth and expansion and in turn for the economic and social development of Pakistan. Historically, power generation has received much more attention than transmission. This Investment Program seeks to (i) rehabilitate, augment, and expand parts of the system to meet current generation capacities; (ii) expand and augment the system to cope with future power generation stations; and (iii) ensure continued operation and maintenance in accordance with best international practices.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Primary transmission systems rehabilitated, augmented and expanded.
Progress Toward Outcome Out of the 10 subprojects, 9 subprojects have been energized as of the previous loan closing date on 31 Dec 2014. Loan was extended to 29 Feb 2016 to complete the remaining activities under ADB-14 and ADB-49B, and process outstanding payments for these and other contracts. The remaining lots under ADB-56 were cancelled from the loan.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Substation constructed and rehabilitated.

Transmission line commissioned.

Augmentation and system stabilization.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

As of the previous loan closing in Dec 2014, substations substantially done. Loan extended to 29 Feb 2016 to complete installation of telecoms equipment for T.T. Singh and Okara substations. DG Khan substation commissioned in July 2014.

Jarwar-Sadiqabad transmission line commissioned on 24 June 2009.

SVC at Lahore (ADB-14) delayed. After a court case between the contractor and subcontractor, works resumed in Feb 2015. Loan was extended to 29 Feb 2016 to complete the works.

Geographical Location All over Pakistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The 10 subprojects are far apart, and therefore, there is no significant potential for cumulative impacts in the design, construction, or operational phases. NTDC ensured that the (i) subprojects were constructed and operated following national and local environmental procedures and guidelines and ADB's Safeguard Policy; (ii) subprojects are 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. An independent monitoring agency acceptable to ADB conducted monitoring and evaluation of environmental and social safeguards.
Involuntary Resettlement Of the 10 subprojects, four were assessed to trigger ADB's Safeguard Policy. None of these subprojects, however, required housing relocation, or severely affected more than 200 people. A due diligence report documenting land acquisition modalities and circumstances was prepared. Under civil works contracts, all LARFs and RPs were complied with per ADB Policy and Government procedures. All payments were made prior to commencing civil works for all subprojects. NTDC submitted 7 due diligence reports which were approved by ADB. The contract for External Monitoring Consultants under Tranche 1 was extended to cover monitoring for Tranche 2.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous peoples were affected in any of the subprojects.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder analysis was undertaken. All stakeholders have been actively involved to reduce grievances and to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly.
During Project Implementation The forms of public consultation and participation during implementation were information sharing and consultations.

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Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the Facility shall be procured in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers, February 2007, as amended from time to time.
Procurement All goods and services to be financed will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, February 2007, as amended from time to time.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited
*Mr. Ameer-ur-Rehman
CEO@NTDC.COM.PK
Rm. 414, WAPDA House, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e Azam, Lahore

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Nov 2008
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2396-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2007 20 May 2008 17 Apr 2009 31 Dec 2013 29 Feb 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 221.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 165.00 17 Dec 2007 160.95 0.00 98%
Counterpart 56.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2007 156.21 0.00 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program PFR2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program PFR2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 2: Final Report on Social Safeguards Compliance Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program PFR2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
MFF Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 2: Mid Term Report on Social Safeguards Compliance Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program PFR2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program, Tranche 2: Sub Project No. 21 Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2009
Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Subproject No. 8 Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Jarwar Resettlement Plans Dec 2007
Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Subproject No. 01 Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Okara Resettlement Plans Nov 2007
Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Subproject No. 7 Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Rohri Resettlement Plans Nov 2007
Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2: Subproject No. 5 Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for D.G. Khan Resettlement Plans Nov 2007

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