Nepal: Restructuring of Nepal Electricity Authority

Sovereign Project | 37196-012

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Project Name Restructuring of Nepal Electricity Authority
Project Number 37196-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4492-NEP: Restructuring of Nepal Electricity Authority
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description This will be a follow-on TA to the TA on Power Sector Reforms in Nepal (2003) that conducts a general feasibility study of various options for restructuring NEA and improving efficiency of the power sector. This TA is to prepare detailed plans for restructuring and measures to improve sector efficiency according to the agreed on general model for reform, and implement these plans. This restructuring will create an enabling framework that will promote a more commercial orientation and improved efficiency of power supply operations, and it will attract more private investment in the sector, both for equity ownership and lending.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's country strategy for Nepal, as described in the 1999 country operational strategy, has the overarching objective of achieving a sustainable reduction in poverty, by promoting employment opportunities and increasing rural incomes from faster and broad-based economic growth. Building effective institutions needed to implement socioeconomic development in a market economy is critical to achieving this objective. Capacity building must take precedence over levels of assistance, including the formulation of long-term institutional development strategies. This TA will be important step forward in the institutional restructuring of electricity supply, which is now almost entirely contraolled by the state-owned NEA, and improved efficiency, and more private investment in this sector. The TA is included in the 2004 country assistance program.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Throughout Nepal
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 The skills and duration of the required consultants will be determined during the fact-finding mission.
Responsible ADB Officer Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Irrigation
Mr. Lekh Man Singh, Joint Secretary
Office of the Secretary Singhadurbar, Kathmandu Nepal
Concept Clearance 12 Aug 2003
Fact Finding 27 Oct 2004 to 05 Nov 2004
Approval 18 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Sep 2007
Last PDS Update 08 Sep 2010

TA 4492-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2004 17 Jun 2005 17 Jun 2005 30 Nov 2005 31 Dec 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 18 Dec 2004 338,426.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Restructuring of Nepal Electricity Authority TA Completion Reports Nov 2011
Restructuring of Nepal Electricity Authority Technical Assistance Reports Jan 2005

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