Nepal: Subregional Electricity Transmission Capacity Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 44219-013

Summary

The Sub-regional Transmission Capacity Expansion Project (Project) is included in COBP 2013-2015 and Regional COBP 2012-2014, and is scheduled for consideration by ADB's board in 2014. Transmission network strengthening and expansion, in conjunction with current hydropower generation development, is a precondition to reducing load shedding and increased cross border electricity trade. The Project targets the strengthening and expansion of transmission systems and enables Nepal to further benefit its abundant hydropower resources.

The proposed S-PPTA will help finalize the scope of subprojects to be included in the Project, and make initial assessment on technical, financial, economic, environmental and social aspects of the selected subprojects, which will be the necessary inputs for further processing the Project in next stage.

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Project Name Subregional Electricity Transmission Capacity Expansion Project
Project Number 44219-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8272-NEP: Subregional Electricity Transmission Capacity Expansion Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The Sub-regional Transmission Capacity Expansion Project (Project) is included in COBP 2013-2015 and Regional COBP 2012-2014, and is scheduled for consideration by ADB's board in 2014. Transmission network strengthening and expansion, in conjunction with current hydropower generation development, is a precondition to reducing load shedding and increased cross border electricity trade. The Project targets the strengthening and expansion of transmission systems and enables Nepal to further benefit its abundant hydropower resources.

The proposed S-PPTA will help finalize the scope of subprojects to be included in the Project, and make initial assessment on technical, financial, economic, environmental and social aspects of the selected subprojects, which will be the necessary inputs for further processing the Project in next stage.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Expanded electricity transmission capacity of selected routes in Nepal.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved readiness of the Nepal Sub-regional Transmission Capacity Expansion Project (Project)
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Defined scope of the Project and completed initial assessment report on technical, financial and safeguards aspects of the selected subprojects
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultant recruitment initiated.
Geographical Location
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 ADB will engage 4 international and 4 national consultants on an individual basis through competitive selection process in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time), and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging individual consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang Lei
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)P. O. Box 5352
Kathmandu
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8272-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2012 - 13 Dec 2012 31 Mar 2014 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 13 Dec 2012 193,202.10

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