Pakistan: Preparing the Power Distribution Enhancement Multitranche Financing Facility

Sovereign Project | 38456-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The purpose of the PPTA is to support the Government?s strategy for continued poverty reduction through sustained economic growth by assisting in the preparation of a power distribution enhancement project to ensure a sufficient and stable power supply through the distribution system in Pakistan. The project will also improve system stability and security, reduce losses, and improve the reliability of supply through (i) the construction and upgrading of 132 kV, 66 kV, 32 kV, and 11 KV distribution lines, (ii) construction of 132 kV substations and 66 kV substations, (iii) extension of 132 kV and 66 kV substations, (iv) and installation of and upgrading of the metering systems, meters, and billing and collection systems.

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Project Name Preparing the Power Distribution Enhancement Multitranche Financing Facility
Project Number 38456-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4876-PAK: Preparing the Power Distribution Enhancement Multitranche Financing Facility
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The purpose of the PPTA is to support the Government?s strategy for continued poverty reduction through sustained economic growth by assisting in the preparation of a power distribution enhancement project to ensure a sufficient and stable power supply through the distribution system in Pakistan. The project will also improve system stability and security, reduce losses, and improve the reliability of supply through (i) the construction and upgrading of 132 kV, 66 kV, 32 kV, and 11 KV distribution lines, (ii) construction of 132 kV substations and 66 kV substations, (iii) extension of 132 kV and 66 kV substations, (iv) and installation of and upgrading of the metering systems, meters, and billing and collection systems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The power sector is currently undergoing reforms and restructuring, 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 larger maintenance work, the proposed project will contribute to achieving sustainability in the sector. To achieve the economic growth tragets 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 during the transmission period.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

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 A total of 15 person-months of international and 73 person-months of domestic consulting services are expected following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The TA will be implemented over a 6-month period. There will be 3 teams of domestic consultants working with a designated number of Discos, and one team of international consultants that would assist the domestic consulting teams and cumulate the information provided by the domestic teams and conduct the activities toward overall project formulation.
Procurement TBD

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rune Stroem
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pvt.) Limited
Muhammad Aslam Ch., Technical Director
edtpepco@hotmail.com
403-WAPDA House Shahra-i-Quaid-i-Azam Lahore-54000, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2006 to 17 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Apr 2010

TA 4876-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2006 25 Jan 2007 25 Jan 2007 31 Jul 2007 31 Jul 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 27 Nov 2006 817,408.03

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