Pakistan: PATRIND HYDROPOWER PROJECT

Nonsovereign Project | 44914-014

Summary

PATRIND HYDROPOWER PROJECT

The Project involves construction and operation of a 147 MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric power generation facility between the Kunhar and Jhelum rivers near Muzaffarabad on a BOOT basis for a period of 30 years from the commercial operations date.

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Project Name PATRIND HYDROPOWER PROJECT
Project Number 44914-014
Borrower/Company STAR HYDRO POWER LIMITED
Country Pakistan
Location near Muzaffarabad
Approval Number 7339/2792
Type or Modality of Assistance
7339/2792 Loan USD 97.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Large hydropower generation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Shinya Kondo
Project Sponsor(s) KOREA WATER RESOURCES CORPORATION
Description

PATRIND HYDROPOWER PROJECT

The Project involves construction and operation of a 147 MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric power generation facility between the Kunhar and Jhelum rivers near Muzaffarabad on a BOOT basis for a period of 30 years from the commercial operations date.

Objectives and Scope The Project addresses Pakistan's growing energy deficit by adding 147 MW power generation capacity and promote more efficient use of indigenous and renewable energy resources. The Project will also promote private sector participation in the country's hydropower sector under the Power Policy 2002. In addition, the Project stimulates local employment and economic activities.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2020 which emphasizes investment in infrastructure to achieve high sustainable economic progress, connect the poor to the markets, and increase their access to basic productive assets, as part of ADB's support for achieving inclusive growth. Strategy 2020 puts particular emphasis on expanding energy supplies and promoting energy efficiency through supply-side measures. Strategy 2020 also emphasizes private sector development and private sector participation. The Project will fit with these priorities as it will add new electric generation capacity to the country through private sector participation in developing clean energy sources.

The Project remains fully consistent with the ADB Energy Policy 2009, under which support to renewable energy generation has been identified as a key priority.

ADB's support for the Project is in line with the Country Partnership Strategy for Pakistan during 2009-13 which particularly emphasizes the importance of energy sector development (particularly clean energy), private sector participation in infrastructure development, and expansion of ADB's private sector operations in the hydroelectric sector. The Project is a logical continuation of the initiatives of ADB's operations in Pakistan's power sector development and reform that is designed to promote an adequate and well-regulated, market-oriented power sector.

Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The potential impacts during the construction phase include soil erosion, water pollution, effect on ambient air quality caused by vehicle exhaust and dust, noise pollution, safety hazards and public health concerns for the nearby communities. These are being addressed through established sound engineering design and mitigation measures as well as environmental management practices in the construction process. Key environmental issues during the operation phase include downstream flow variations, waste disposal, safety hazards for the plant staff. Impacts on water resources and aquatic ecology from reduction of flow in the Kunhar River reach between the weir and the confluence to the Jhelum River will be addressed by allowing a minimum flow of 2 cubic meters per second from the headpond to minimize stress on aquatic flora and fauna. The Project's environmental management plan provides the mitigation as well as monitoring measures to deal with these issues and impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project entails (i) displacement of 39 households, (ii) permanent and temporary land acquisition of 44.07 hectares involving approximately 94 landowners, (iii) around 624 economic trees, and (iv) one small water mill of rudimentary construction. The land acquired covers the headpond, powerhouse sites, weir area, construction camps and other project components. The headpond area is regularly flooded due to narrow river gorge at Patrind, making cultivation very irregular; even uncertain. People affected by land acquisition do not primarily depend upon this land as a source of income, and they are known to earn their livelihood from other economic engagements. In 2014, additional 0.19 hectares of primarily wasteland (0.17 hectares) from 3 families and river bed area (0.02 hectares) will also be permanently acquired. Acquisition of additional land will not affect any residential or commercial structures, businesses or livelihoods.
Indigenous Peoples The population in the Project area is local people belonging to settled districts, and it is neither characterized by ethnic diversity nor does it have any indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Community consultations started, as early as June 2006, during the preliminary stage of project preparation. The consultations involved the potential stakeholders such as landowners, shopkeepers, religious leaders and relevant public representatives and officials of government line departments. The overall response from the stakeholders was positive, although concerns for further clarification were raised, which included land acquisition, traffic hazards, employment, project benefits and cooperation with the community. Recent consultations were conducted during the 1st quarter of 2011 to update the data based on the status of current project design. In February 2014, SHPL conducted public consultation/survey with those affected by the additional land requirement.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 19 Apr 2010
Due Diligence 02 Sep 2010
Credit Committee Meeting 28 Mar 2011
Approval 11 Oct 2011
PDS Creation Date 09 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Patrind Hydropower Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation) Translated PDS Sep 2014
Patrind Hydropower Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2011

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January - March 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report: Supplementary Information (January - March 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (April - June 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report: Supplementary Information (October - December 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (October - December 2012) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2013
Patrind Hydropower Project: External Monitoring Report (November 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2012
Patrind Hydropower Project Resettlement Plans Oct 2012
Patrind Hydropower Project: Part 4 - Fish Study Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project: Part 5 - Vegetation Study Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project: Part 1 Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project: Part 2 Addendum to the EIA Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project: Part 3 - Environmental Management Plan Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project (Draft) Resettlement Plans Mar 2011
Patrind Hydropower Project Environmental Impact Assessment (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2010

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