Nepal: Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project

Sovereign Project | 43281-022 Status: Approved


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Project Name Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project
Project Number 43281-022
Country Nepal
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0215-NEP: Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased generation capacity to sustain inclusive growth
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The ensuing physical project for the Upper Seti hydropower development financed and implemented
Progress Toward Outcome Project completion date extended to 30 September 2015 to ensure coordinated work between the project supervision consultant (PSC) and the detailed study consultant. PSC commenced service in Jul 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1) Detailed Engineering Studies (DES):

Design specification for civil works (dam and water ways)

Design specification for facilities (powerhouse and transmission)

Detailed engineering design parameters and drawings

2) Attached PPTA:

Financial and economic assessment

Institutional arrangements

Environment and social safeguard assessment and feasible planning for implementation

Sector assessment

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Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Detailed engineering design for civil, electrical and mechanical works are ongoing.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultant team of the Detailed Engineering Study will consist of the following experts: Civil Design Engineer (Head Works) (international, 5.0 person-months; national, 7.0 person-months), Civil Design Engineer (Waterway and Powerhouse) (international, 3.5 person-months; national, 6.0 person-months), Hydraulic Model Test Expert (international, 2.5 person-months), Geologist (international, 3.0 person-months), Rock Mechanical Expert (international, 4.0 person-months), Hydromechanical Engineer (international, 3.0 person-months; national, 3.0 person-months), Electromechanical Engineer (international, 3.0 person-months), and Transmission and Electrical Engineer (international, 2.0 person-months; national, 3.0 person-months).
Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Shiihara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Nepal Electricity Authority
Mr. Mahesh P. Acharya
Nepal Electicity Authority 831 Dharmabhakta Marg, Sifal, Kalopul, Kathmandu-7, 5117, Kathmandu, Nepal
Concept Clearance 15 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 23 Feb 2010 to 04 Mar 2010
MRM 30 Apr 2010
Approval 02 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 11 Sep 2015

Grant 0215-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 23 Dec 2010 23 Mar 2011 31 Mar 2013 31 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.50 02 Sep 2010 2.39 0.00 96%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Sep 2010 2.34 0.00 94%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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