India: MFF - Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept)

Sovereign Project | 43464-013 Status: Active


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Project Name MFF - Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 43464-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0062-IND: MFF - Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission (Facility Concept)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 350.00 million
TA 7875-IND: Himachal Pradesh Power Sector Capacity Development and Implementation Support
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) TA consultants have been engaged and fielded.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The tranche 1 and tranche 2 projects ares environment category B. The civil construction work is limited to building foundations for the transmission towers, and substations, and the subprojects do not come within any environmentally sensitive area. Based on the environmental assessment and surveys, associated potential adverse environmental impacts are minimal and can be mitigated through implementation of the EMP. An adequate budgetary provision in both the tranche 1 and the tranche 2 project covers the environmental mitigation and monitoring requirements, and the EMP is part of the construction contracts. The EA will supervise the construction contracts and EMP implementation, and quarterly progress reports of its implementation will be submitted to ADB. Overall, the major social and environmental impacts associated with the tranche 1 project are limited to the construction period and can be mitigated to an acceptable level by implementation of recommended engineering measures and environmental practices. A similar result is expected for tranche 3 based on investigations conducted to date. This will be confirmed during tranche 3 full due diligence.
Involuntary Resettlement The tranche 1 and tranche 2 project are involuntary resettlement category B. Census surveys and consultations were undertaken in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Both tranches 1 and 2 will entail minimum private land acquisition. There are no structures or buildings to be affected and no physical displacement is foreseen. Regarding gender issues, the loan agreements include a standard assurance related to core labor standards for contractors (including equal pay for equal type of work), and an awareness program on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and human trafficking.
Indigenous Peoples The tranche 1 and tranche 2 projects are indigenous peoples category C, and future tranche 3 is expected to be the same.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the preparatory stages of each tranche under the Facility, consultations will be carried out with various stakeholders and government officials concerned. Local communities, especially all the affected persons, will be consulted as part of the social and resettlement studies and surveys. Public consultations as per Indian laws and regulations as well as ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009 will be conducted for each subproject.
During Project Implementation Environmental Management Plans and Resettlement Plans devised for each loan tranche will be followed during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require the services of individual consultants in the fields of transmission system engineering, transmission system planning, environment and social safeguards, financial management, economic and financial analysis, and human resource management. Detailed terms of reference (TOR) are covered in Appendix 2. ADB will recruit the consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The Government of Himachal Pradesh, through HPPTCL, will provide office accommodate and transport as required, as well as counterpart office staff to be made available. Disbursements will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended).
Procurement HPPTCL has a procurement unit with a full-time staff of eight personnel, headed by a procurement professional with 20 years of procurement experience. Its tender committee, which will evaluate bids and make recommendations for award, consists of one representative each from (i) the Contract Services Department; (ii) the Materials Management Services, Engineering, Erection, and Construction Department; and (iii) the Finance Department. Proper record-keeping procedures are in place, and HPPTCL's board of directors grants final approval of all procurement transactions. HPPTCL staff have participated in ADB-sponsored procurement seminars, and ADB provided support to HPPTCL in preparing bidding documents in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.
Barowalia House, Khalini, Shimla 171002, Himachal Pradesh, India


Concept Clearance 14 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 04 May 2011 to 13 May 2011
MRM 17 Jun 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2016

MFF Facility Concept 0062-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 437.85 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 350.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 87.85 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

TA 7875-IND

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 - 0.00

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