41155-013: Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

Nepal: Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41155-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Nepal improve its capacity to supply electricity and engage in cross-border energy trade with India. The project will support the expansion of Nepal’s electricity transmission capacity, strengthening of distribution systems including those along the Tamakoshi-Kathmandu transmission line, and rehabilitation of selected small hydropower plants.

Project Details

Project Officer
Manandhar, Pushkar South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project
Project Number 41155-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0270-NEP: Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 19.00 million
Loan 2808-NEP: Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 56.00 million
TA 7923-NEP: Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project components are under implementation and moving towards achieving the outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Construction of Second circuit on the 132 kV transmission line between Kohalpur and Mahendranagar completed and currently under operation.

Construction of 132 kV substations between Kohalpur and Mahendranagar completed.

Contract for Tamakoshi Barabise has been signed on 27 Sep 2016 and contractor has been mobilized. For Barahbise- Kathmandu TL contract has been signed on 13 June 2017 and contractor has been mobilized.

Upgradation work of Chapali grid substation completed.

Distribution systems rehabilitation work completed in all location except at Mirmi.

Construction of distribution systems along the planned Tamakoshi Kathmandu transmission line mostly completed.

Rehabilitation work for Sundarijal HP ongoing.

Funding for rehabilitation work for Tinau HP cancelled by ADB due to delay in Procurement.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Amuwa, Bagmati Zone, Bahrabise, Belbari, Bheri Zone, Bhimeshwor, Bhurigaun, Butwal, Chandragadhi1, Chapali, Dhading, Gaddachauki, Gaur, Gorkha, Janakpur Zone, Jorpati, Kanchanpur, Kathmandu, Khimti, Kohalpur, KrishnaNagar1, Mahakali Zone, Mahendranagar, Mirmi, Nijgarh, Parasi, Seti Zone, Sundarijal, Syanja, Taulihawa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The initial environment examinations were prepared following ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the governments environmental impact assessment guidelines, and related national policies and legislation. Public consultation and information disclosure requirements have been met. Alignment of transmission lines has avoided any environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas. Out of the total length of the Tamakoshi (Khimti)-Kathmandu line, 16 kilometers have been reported to pass through some forest areas in Chanrawati Watershed area. Any loss of vegetation within the right-of-way will be directly offset by reforestation activities consistent with the requirements of the government. The NEA will ensure that ongoing reforestation initiatives within the Chanrawati Watershed will not be affected. Installation of the second circuit for the Kohalpur-Mahendranagar line will not have any significant impacts as existing right-of-way will be maintained. Decommissioned equipment and materials from the rehabilitation of distribution substations and the small hydropower plants are not expected to cause any risk to community health and safety as these will be stored on site until they can be safely reused and redistributed to other substations. Disposal of unusable equipment will comply with national and international requirements such as the Stockholm Convention.

The environmental management plan (EMP) includes mitigation measures, monitoring, and adequate budgetary provisions for its implementation. The EMP will be part of the bidding documents and the NEA will supervise the construction contracts and EMP implementation. Monitoring reports will be submitted semiannually by the NEA to ADB. EMPs will be updated if unanticipated impacts are identified during implementation. Third-party services will be utilized for monitoring and mitigation activities as necessary.

Initial Environmental Examination(IEE) is approved for Tamakoshi-Kathmandu 220/ 400kV Transmission Line Project by Government Of Nepal.

Involuntary Resettlement A detailed resettlement plan will guide the resettlement process and describe the nature of impacts, range of and eligibility for entitlements, income and livelihood restoration, rehabilitation assistance, and compensation for losses incurred. The resettlement plan details the institutional arrangements for implementation, a procedure for grievance redress, a structure for periodic and regular monitoring and reporting of project activities, detailed cost and budget estimates, and a time-bound implementation schedule. The resettlement plan will be updated as needed and publicly disclosed to interested stakeholders on the ADB and NEA websites.
Indigenous Peoples No adverse impacts on indigenous groups are expected from project activities. People using or living along the transmission line will be temporarily impacted and restricted to using affected land for agricultural purposes. Affected persons will be eligible for compensation in line with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement requirements. Project-affected peoples will be consulted on a regular basis as needed, in a timely, open, transparent, and culturally sensitive manner and in the local language.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted during project preparation with relevant stakeholder groups (i.e., Ministry of Energy, Nepal Electricity Authority, local authorities, civil society groups, the communities living around the facilities funded under the loan, electricity consumers who benefitted from the project and any associations representing them) through field visits and workshops.
During Project Implementation Regular meetings with the executing agency and implementing agency-Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) being done. Regular missions to review the progress, identify the issues and ways to resolve them are being carried out. Under TA, stakeholder communication, participation and consultation are being done.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A consulting firm has been recruited, using ADB's Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method, to provide support for the 220/400kV Tamakoshi (Khimiti)-Kathmandu Transmission Line and capacity building for staff of the Nepal Electricity Authority. Consultant for the design and implementation of Part C (i.e., the rehabilitation of Sundarijal HPP (640KW) and Tinau HPP (1MW) has been recruited based on the procedures acceptable to ADB for recruiting individual consultants.

A national NGO and an international Technical Advisor have been engaged under the TA project in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement

All procurement to be financed under the ADB will be carried out in accordance with ADBs Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding procedures are/ will be used for all the components.

Out of 11 packages, 8 contracts have been awarded and other packages are at various stages of procurement.

Responsible ADB Officer Manandhar, Pushkar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Nepal Electricity Authority
Sanepa, Lalitpur
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2017

Grant 0270-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2011 23 Mar 2012 21 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 19.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 19.00 15 Nov 2011 17.99 0.00 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Nov 2011 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0271-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2011 23 Mar 2012 21 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 28.05 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Nov 2011 0.00 24.25 97%
Counterpart 28.05 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Nov 2011 0.00 11.48 46%

Loan 2808-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2011 23 Mar 2012 21 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 56.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 56.00 15 Nov 2011 35.91 0.00 72%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Nov 2011 19.74 0.00 39%

TA 7923-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2011 21 Dec 2011 21 Dec 2011 28 Feb 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 15 Nov 2011 207,595.49

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Procurement of Plant for Barhabise- Kathmandu 400/ 220 Kv and 132 Kv Transmission Line Project (TDTKT LP 073/74-01 Loan 2808 21 Jun 2017 Larsen & Turbo Limited Mount Poonamalle Road, Manapakkam P.B No:797, Chennai 600089, India Nepal Electricity Authority Turnkey 22733977 7070221