Bhutan: Green Power Development Project

Sovereign Project | 37399-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Green Power Development Project
Project Number 37399-013
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0119-BHU: Green Power Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 25.28 million
Loan 2463-BHU: Green Power Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 51.00 million
Loan 2464-BHU: Green Power Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 29.00 million
Loan: Green Power Development Project
Government of Austria US$ 55.46 million
TA 7157-BHU: Promotion of Clean Power Export Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 888,000.00
Grant 0141-BHU: Green Power Development Project
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Loan 3034-BHU: Green Power Development Project - Additional Financing
Asian Development Fund US$ 39.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome --Project completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Dagachhu Hydropower Development:

The Dagachhu hydropower plant has been operated since March 2015. No houses and buildings were relocated for the plant construction, but 25 households were compensated for partial loss of land for the construction of access roads. There are no outstanding safeguard issues.

Rural Electrification:

BPC has achieved the target number of households electrified on a grid extension sourced from hydropower electricity. Where there are very remote and economically unviable places for on-grid extensions, the solar home systems were installed. Particularly, the off-grid electrification focused on schools, clinics, and public community facilities. Because of a series of support from ADB and other donors, Bhutan is almost achieving electrification to all the households (As of the end 2014, the national electrification ratio stood at 98%).

Geographical Location Bhutan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The environmental impacts of the rural electrification infrastructure proposed by the Project were assessed by IEE in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines (2003). The overall conclusion is that through implementation of the mitigation measures, no significant negative impacts will result from the location, design, construction, or operation. The environmental management plan has properly been implemented.
Involuntary Resettlement A short resettlement plan was prepared to guide the acquisition of land (the land-for-land option was chosen by all affected people who have already identified the land they wish to be awarded) and the compensation for the loss of crops. The resettlement plan was implemented accordingly.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people will be negatively impacted.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All relevant stakeholders, including affected communities and affected people, were fully consulted during project preparation. Development of the Dagachhu hydropower component considered affected peoples' concerns and preferences during finalization of the design, particularly the alignment of access roads to minimize negative impacts, while maximizing benefits. They were consulted to define appropriate compensation rates and a course of actions including scheduling, and were requested to select cash compensation or the alternative land to be awarded as replacement for the land acquired by the Dagachhu facility.
During Project Implementation Public consultation with stakeholders continues throughout implementation of the Dagachhu hydropower component.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Not required.
Procurement

1. Engineering and Civil works for the Dagachhu hydropower component through ICB in accordance with the ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time).

2. Procurement of materials for rural electrification following ICB. All construction works and material transportation are to be outsources through national competitive bidding.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Shiihara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Druk Green Power Corporation
Mr. Chhewang Rinzin
chhewang@druknet.bt
Thimpu, Bhutan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 31 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 05 May 2008 to 23 May 2008
MRM 01 Jul 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 07 Sep 2015

Grant 0119-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2008 13 Feb 2009 21 Apr 2009 31 Dec 2013 28 Feb 2014 28 Feb 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 25.28 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.28 29 Oct 2008 24.01 0.00 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Oct 2008 24.01 0.00 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0141-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Dec 2008 13 Feb 2009 21 Apr 2009 31 Dec 2013 - 02 Apr 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Dec 2008 0.00 0.92 92%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 26 Dec 2008 0.00 0.92 92%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2463-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2008 13 Feb 2009 04 May 2009 31 Dec 2013 - 02 Apr 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 151.46 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 51.00 29 Oct 2008 51.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 45.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 55.46 29 Oct 2008 51.00 0.00 100%

Loan 2464-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2008 13 Feb 2009 04 May 2009 31 Dec 2013 - 02 Apr 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 29.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 29.00 29 Oct 2008 29.41 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Oct 2008 29.41 0.00 100%

Loan 3034-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2013 02 Oct 2013 09 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2015 28 Jul 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 40.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 39.00 30 Sep 2013 35.11 0.00 100%
Counterpart 1.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2013 35.11 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 7157-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2008 20 Nov 2008 20 Nov 2008 31 Dec 2010 30 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,488,000.00 0.00 24,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,512,000.00 29 Oct 2008 1,463,516.87
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - 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
Green Power Development Project: Social and Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Green Power Development Project: Social and Environmental Monitoring Report (March 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Green Power Development Project: Social and Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Green Power Development Project: Social and Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Green Power Development Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2008
Green Power Development Project Resettlement Planning Documents Jun 2008

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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