Pakistan: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program- Project 1

Sovereign Project | 38456-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is supporting Pakistan’s power sector reforms, which are designed to improve electricity supply and expand coverage in rural areas. The project will add circuit and transformer capacity, reduce power losses, and refurbish distribution networks.

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Project Name Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program- Project 1
Project Number 38456-023
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2438-PAK: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program- Project 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.83 million
Loan 2439-PAK: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program- Project 1
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
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome -- The loan was closed on 30 June 2012 as extended. The loan account closed on 3 January 2014. Over 180 sub-projects including rehabilitation, augmentation and expansion of distribution system were completed under the project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

180 sub projects (including additional scope) have been commissioned.

More than 24.33 Km of Transmission Lines have been commissioned.

Actual progress to be validated during PCR.

Consultancy firm is hired and fielded since June 2012 and is working. Two VOs have been approved under the consultancy contract due to increase and decrease in input of consultants on 17 July 2013 and 7 May 2015, respectively. The third variation is submitted to ADB and is under review. The contract will continue until the main MFF closes in 2018.

Geographical Location The Project will be in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, and Quetta

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Borrower shall, and cause the DISCO to, ensure that (a) the Project is carried out in accordance, with the Borrower's environmental laws and regulations, the ADB's Environment Policy (2002), the EARF, including updates thereto agreed with ADB, and respective IEEs, summary IEEs, and EMPs included in the IEEs; (b) all mitigation and monitoring measures identified in the respective EMP are incorporated into detailed design of the Subproject and implemented during the construction and operation of the Project facilities; (c) all contracts under the Subprojects contain provisions on compliance with these requirements; (d) the implementation of the EMPs is monitored and evaluated internally and externally; and (e) results of such monitoring and evaluation are reported to ADB.
Involuntary Resettlement The Borrower shall, and cause the DISCO to, ensure that (a) all land acquistion and resettlement activities under the Investment Project are implemented in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of the Borrower, the ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995), the LARF, and the respective LARPs, including any updates thereto agreed with ADB; (b) sufficient funds are made available, as necessary, for the efficient and timely implementation of activities specified in the respective LARP; (c) no notice to proceed is given to a contractor for commencement of construction works under the Subproject, until all compensations specifid in the respective LARP have been paid to the affected persons; (d) the implementation of the LARPs is monitored and evaluated internally and externally; and (e) results of such monitoring and evaluation are reported to ADB.
Indigenous Peoples The Borrower shall, and cause the DISCO to, ensure that (a) all Subprojects affecting indigenous people are constrcuted and operated in accordance with the requirements of the Borrower's applicable laws and regulations, ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) as specified in the IPDF, and detailed in the respective IPDPs (or LARPs), and (b) the implementation of the IPDPs is monitored and evaluated internally and externally; and (c) results of such external monitoring and evaluation are reported to ADB.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder analysis has been undertaken. All stakeholders have been actively involved in order to reduce the likelihood of grievances and to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly. For the selection of unskilled labor in the project area, the contractors will consult with local township labor officials, local village leaders, and tribal assembly of elders; and will ensure that labor is hired on a nondiscriminatory basis.
During Project Implementation All stakeholders have been actively involved in order to reduce the likelihood of grievances and to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly. For the selection of unskilled labor in the project area, DISCOs have discussions with the contractors and local township labor officials, local village leaders, and tribal assembly of elders; to ensure that labor is hired on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consulting services shall be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Firms carrying out consulting services will be selectedusing the quality- and cost-based selection method. Individual consultants will be recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB. Because of the continuation of a number of tasks during implementation, it is envisioned that single source selection may be used for certain assignments with the prior approval of ADB.
Procurement

All good and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Procurement packages being developed for each of the eight power distribution companies, and related procurement activities will be undertaken by each distribution company. International competitive bidding will be used for the supply of goods and works being funded under the Investment Program. ICB will be used for goods contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $1 million or more, and for works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of $5 million or more.

Because of the urgent nature of the subprojects, the Government and the DISCOs have requested ADB approval to carry out advance contracting for procurement of works and goods for each tranche. The Government has also requested retroactive financing of up to 20% of the loan amount for each tranche under the Investment Program.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lei Zhang
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pvt.) Limited
Khalid Hussan Rai
EDTPEPCO@HOTMAIL.COM
407-WAPDA House, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
Gujranwala Electric Power Company
565-A, Model Town, GT Road Gujranwala, Pakistan
Multan Electric Power Company
MEPCO Complex, Khanewal Road Multan, Pakistan
Faisalabad Electric Supply Company Limited
West Canal Road, Abdullah Pur, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Quetta Electric Supply Company
Zarghoon Road Quetta, Pakistan
Hyderabad Electric Supply Company
Wapda Office complex, Hussainabad Hyderabad, Pakistan
Islamabad Electric Supply Company
Islamabad, Pakistan
Lahore Electric Supply Company
22-A, Queens Road Lahore, Pakistan
Peshawar electric Supply Company
WAPDA House, Sakhi Chesma, Shami Road Peshawar, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2438-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Sep 2008 29 Nov 2008 13 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2012 - 03 Jan 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 275.83 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.83 12 Sep 2008 170.35 0.00 99%
Counterpart 75.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Sep 2008 171.89 0.00 100%

Loan 2439-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Sep 2008 29 Nov 2008 13 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 12 Sep 2008 8.21 0.00 93%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Sep 2008 5.72 0.00 65%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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