Regional: Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project

Sovereign Project | 40537-012

Summary

The TA is a project preparatory TA which will assess the economic and technical feasibility of electricity trade between Central Asia and South Asian countries through an initial project to export 100MW from Tajikistan/Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The project itself will support the Pakistan Government's strategy of increasing demand for electricity. The project will enable Tajikistan to earn revenues through better utilization of hydro eelectric resources and Afghanistan will be able to earn wheeling charges through the transmission line going through to Pakistan and have access to additional source of electricity.

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Project Name Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project
Project Number 40537-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6383-REG: Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA is a project preparatory TA which will assess the economic and technical feasibility of electricity trade between Central Asia and South Asian countries through an initial project to export 100MW from Tajikistan/Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The project itself will support the Pakistan Government's strategy of increasing demand for electricity. The project will enable Tajikistan to earn revenues through better utilization of hydro eelectric resources and Afghanistan will be able to earn wheeling charges through the transmission line going through to Pakistan and have access to additional source of electricity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 Afghanistan, Kyrgz Republic, Tajikistan, Pakistan
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples
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 TA will engage international consultants for 54 person-months and national consultants for 81 person-months. The international consultants will have extensive experience in preparing a project of this nature. Specialists in transmission technology, substations, system operation, economic assessment, and social and environmental impact assessment will be required. The national consultants will have expertise in these areas in addition to being abreast of developments in their countries and areas of specialization. Phase 1 is expected to take 3.5 months and phase 2, 15.0 months.
Responsible ADB Officer Jim Liston
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Oct 2006
Fact Finding 26 Oct 2006 to 28 Oct 2006
MRM -
Approval 15 Jan 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 06 Sep 2010

TA 6383-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jan 2007 - 15 Jan 2007 31 Jul 2008 31 Jul 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 15 Jan 2007 2,556,966.02

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