Tajikistan: Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement Project

Sovereign Project | 47017-003 Status: Active

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Project Name Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement Project
Project Number 47017-003
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0417-TAJ: Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 54.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project outcome will be achieved as envisaged. Project progress is satisfactory.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Lot 1: Bid opening held as scheduled on 28 March 2016. Six (6) bids were received and opened.

Lot 2: The PDSI contract was signed on 28 December 2015 and became effective on 16 February 2016. The detailed design is ongoing. Line route was done and submitted to BT. Finalization of LARP is expected in April; thus the construction is expected to start at the end of April 2016.

Geographical Location Tajikistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Classified as category B under ADB's Special Safeguards Policy (SPS). The Project will entail permanent and temporary land acquisition, including impacts to crops and trees. The initial environmental examination and environmental management plan (EMP) were prepared by Barki Tojik in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). There are two legally protected areas and one important bird area located in the project area or its proximity. An approximately 1.5 km section of the transmission line passes outside the northern boundary of the Say Vota Botanical Reserve (International Union for Conservation of Nature category 4) conserving juniper. The environmental field survey found that no significant impacts on the reserve are expected. 20 The Rudaki substation and the power line in Panjakent are located in close proximity to the Sarazm Important Bird Area. The mitigation measures proposed in the project design include bird diverters to prevent collision of birds with conductors, and bird spikes that have been effective on other transmission lines in Tajikistan. The Zarafshan Complex Reserve (International Union for Conservation of Nature category 4) is 3 km from the project area and is not impacted by the project. Other anticipated adverse environmental impacts of the project are 19 World Bank. 2005. Energy Loss Reduction Project, 2005 2014. Tajikistan. The International Union for Conservation of Nature is an international organization dedicated to finding pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges related to soil erosion, noise and dust generation during construction, and electromagnetic fields during operation. Adequate mitigation measures were designed and will be implemented through the EMP. The safeguard capacity of the PMU is limited; therefore, the EMP includes

training of PMU personnel in environmental management. Public consultations were conducted in the project area from 25 to 28 July 2014. The initial environmental examination and the EMP were disclosed on the ADB website on 16 September 2014.

Involuntary Resettlement

Classified as category B under ADB's Special Safeguards Policy (SPS). The Project will entail permanent and temporary land acquisition, including impacts to crops and trees. Based on the project's preliminary design, approximately 0.70 hectares of farmland will be permanently acquired, and approximately 20 hectares will be temporarily acquired for various activities such

as stringing towers and building access roads. The temporary land acquisition will have an impact on crops and trees. Entitlements for the various impacts, such as permanent land acquisition, crop and tree loss, and allowances for vulnerable and severely affected persons, have already been defined in the draft land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP), which

was disclosed on the ADB website on 16 September 2014. Once the final design is available, a more detailed survey of impacts will be undertaken to determine the extent of actual involuntary resettlement impacts. Public consultation with the potential affected persons and the general public has been undertaken for purposes of the draft LARP. Another round of public

consultations will be done during the finalization of the LARP.

Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples safeguards. The project will not impact indigenous people or any similar groups during construction and operation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultation will be carried out.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultation will be carried out if necessary.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bouadokpheng Chansavat
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Tajikistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Company
Mr. Ismoilzoda Mirzo Ibrohim, Chairman
barki_tojik@tajnеt.соm
734026, Dushanbe I. Somoni Str., 64

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 01 Sep 2014 to 17 Sep 2014
MRM 08 Oct 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

Grant 0417-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2014 27 Jan 2015 24 Apr 2015 31 Mar 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 67.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 54.00 02 Dec 2014 27.26 0.00 50%
Counterpart 13.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Dec 2014 5.45 0.00 10%

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