Nepal: Tanahu Hydropower Project

Sovereign Project | 43281-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Nepal develop a 140-megawatt hydropower plant to be located on the Seti River in Tanahu district.  The project will build the medium-sized plant with water storage facilities and transmission system. It will also provide rural electrification and community development in the area, and a reform and restructuring plan for the national utility, the Nepal Electricity Authority.

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Procurement Notices See also: Operational Procurement

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Procurement Documents


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Project Name Tanahu Hydropower Project
Project Number 43281-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2990-NEP: Tanahu Hydropower Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 120.00 million
Loan 2991-NEP: Tanahu Hydropower Project (ADF Hard-term)
Asian Development Fund US$ 30.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Large hydropower generation

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 Review mission fielded in Sep 2015 to discuss with EA, Project Supervision Consultant (PSC) and Detailed Engineering Study (DES) consultants the project engineering, design, and bid documents preparation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Contract with PSC signed in Jun 2015. Consultants commenced work in July 2015.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Please see:

http://www.adb.org/Documents/RRPs/?id=43281-013-3

Involuntary Resettlement

Please see:

http://www.adb.org/Documents/RRPs/?id=43281-013-3

Indigenous Peoples

Please see:

http://www.adb.org/Documents/RRPs/?id=43281-013-3

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Please see:

http://www.adb.org/Documents/RRPs/?id=43281-013-3

During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services At the request of the government and THL, consultants under Part D will be recruited directly by ADB under the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The project's construction period is projected at 7 years, which includes about 1.5 years for project site development (building access roads and a bridge to reach the main construction site) and the execution of safeguard plans.
Procurement Procurement packages will be split into four parts: part A will cover main headworks; part B will procure equipment and other powerhouse facilities; part C will secure transmission and rural electrification lines; and part D will include project supervision and other technical expertise. Part B components will be procured by JICA. Parts A and C will follow international competitive bidding in line with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Because of joint cofinancing, procurement under Part A will require a waiver. This is because it involves funding from ADFD and EIB and thus potentially procurement from non-ADB member countries.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Shiihara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
SPK228@HOTMAIL.COM
P. O. Box 2768, G. P. O. Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tanahu Hydropower Limited
UPPERSETI@WLINK.COM.NP
NEA Training Center Kharipati, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)
P. O. Box 5352
Kathmandu
Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2016

Loan 2990-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2013 22 Apr 2013 29 Aug 2014 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 191.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 21 Feb 2013 17.04 0.00 16%
Counterpart 71.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Feb 2013 2.49 0.00 2%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - Satisfactory - - -

Loan 2991-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2013 22 Apr 2013 29 Aug 2014 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 21 Feb 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Feb 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - Satisfactory - - -

TA 8329-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2013 22 Mar 2013 22 Mar 2013 31 May 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21 Feb 2013 981,539.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Amendment to Loan Agreements for Tanahu Hydropower Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Aug 2014
Tanahu Hydropower Project: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2014
Project Agreement for Tanahu Hydropower Project Project/Program Agreement Apr 2013
Tanahu Hydropower Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jan 2013
Tanahu Hydropower Project: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Action Plan Gender Action Plans Jan 2013
Tanahu Hydropower Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2013
Tanahu Hydropower Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2013

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
Tanahu Hydropower Project Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Dec 2012
Tanahu Hydropower Project Resettlement Frameworks Oct 2012
Tanahu Hydropower Project Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Oct 2012
Tanahu Hydropower Project: Rural Electrification of the Village Development Committees Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2012
Tanahu (Upper Seti) Hydropower Project: Upper Seti (Damauli)-Bharatpur 220 kV Transmission Line Project Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2010
Tanahu (Upper Seti) Hydropower Project Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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