Papua New Guinea: Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities

Sovereign Project | 41504-024 Status: Active

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Project Name Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities
Project Number 41504-024
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0288-PNG: Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities
Government of New Zealand US$ 2.50 million
Grant 9163-PNG: Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project at procurement stage. Major equipments for transformers and low voltage distribution lines have been procured and currently being delivered to project sites.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Project at procurement stage. Major equipments for transformers and low voltage distribution lines have been procured and currently being delivered to project sites.

2. Consultant completed scope of work for community-based contracting.

3. Community contracting is being prepared and socialized with the communities

4. Initial project site consultations conducted for community capacity building and training.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project design has included extensive consultation with stakeholders, including government officials, power utility representatives, NGOs and power customers. All components have been proposed by national counterparts.
During Project Implementation The Project will be implemented in consultation with, and the participation of, consumers, communities, government officials, NGOs, and international development partners. Component A will include extensive community consultation regarding selection of communities to receive power distribution and development of community civil works contracts. The Project Management Unit will be located within PPL to ensure Project ownership extends to system operation and maintenance. Component B will include considerable stakeholder consultation and awareness raising with the communities. Local entrepreneurs and microfinance bodies will participate in the community awareness raising workshops.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The total input from international and national consultants will be 10 months and 12 months, respectively. The individual consultants (including national and international consultants) will be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) using the individual consultant selection (ICS). Consulting services will be engaged to provide implementation, management and monitoring services for the Project. ICS is considered a suitable procurement method as there are a limited number of consultants required (2 international, 2 national), with discrete activities which do not require significant coordination.
Procurement All procurement under the Project will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The procurement method for equipment will be international competitive bidding (ICB) and shopping procedures. The procurement method for community based civil works contracts will be direct selection.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Syed Hussain Haider
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
PNG Power Limited
P.O. Box 1105, Boroko, NCD,
Papua New Guinea

Timetable

Concept Clearance 26 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 02 May 2011 to 06 May 2011
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2015

Grant 0288-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Apr 2012 24 Jun 2013 04 Oct 2013 30 Jun 2015 20 Jul 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Apr 2012 0.00 2.48 99%
Counterpart 1.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.50 19 Apr 2012 0.00 1.74 70%

Grant 9163-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Apr 2012 31 Oct 2012 31 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2015 20 Jul 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Apr 2012 0.00 1.80 72%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.50 19 Apr 2012 0.00 1.28 51%

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
Improved Energy Access to Rural Communities Environmental Assessment and Measures May 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

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