Georgia: GEO: Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project

Nonsovereign Project | 47919-014 Status: Active

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Project Name GEO: Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project
Project Number 47919-014
Borrower/Company ADJARISTSQALI GEORGIA LLC
Country Georgia
Location
Approval Number 7407/8281
Type or Modality of Assistance
7407 Loan USD 74.85 million Committed
7407/8281 Loan USD 15.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Enzo Gregori
Project Sponsor(s) Tata Power
International Finance Corporation
Clean Energy Invest AS
Description
Objectives and Scope The project is expected to accelerate development of Georgia's hydropower sector by catalyzing more private sector investment and increasing cross-border energy trading in the region.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2020 namely: inclusive growth; environmentally sustainable growth; and regional integration. The project is in line with ADB''s first country partnership strategy (CPS), 2014-2018, which is being prepared for circulation to the board. The CPS mentions importance of upgrading and developing energy infrastructure. The project is also consistent with the country operations business plan (COBP) 2014-2016, which emphasizes financing of renewable energy projects through nonsovereign operations.

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category A for environmental aspect under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Potential risks and impacts on the environment include construction and operation activities that could lead to issues of biodiversity, water quality, geology, and health and safety.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category A for involuntary resettlement under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project facilities will require acquisition of about 100 hectares of agricultural land, mainly undeveloped grazing land belonging to about 315 households in two municipalities of Khulo and Shuakhevi. The borrower is preparing a Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan (LALRP).
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified category C for indigenous people under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Initial information from the ESIA indicates that the project will not have any impact on Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Stakeholder Engagement Plan is developed. The consultation has been conducted with stakeholders, including affected peoples, municipalities, NGOs. The consultation will be continued during implementation phase of the project.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance 11 Mar 2014
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 31 Mar 2014
Approval -
PDS Creation Date 26 Jun 2013
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Project Data Sheet (ქართული) Translated PDS May 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Apr 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis May 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (June-December 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Shuakhevi Hydropower Cascade Corrective Action Plan Implementation Audit (Part 2) Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Detailed Livelihood Restoration Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Shuakhevi Hydropower Cascade Corrective Action Plan Implementation Audit Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan Implementation Audit Report - Shuakhevi Hydropower Scheme Social Compliance Audit Report May 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Environment and Social Impact Assessments Apr 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Mar 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environment and Social Compliance Audit Report - Part 1 (Draft) Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Jun 2013
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - Part 1 (Draft) Environment and Social Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environment and Social Compliance Audit Report - Part 2 (Draft) Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports Jun 2013
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - Part 2 (Draft) Environment and Social Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - Part 5 (Draft) Environment and Social Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - Part 3 (Draft) Environment and Social Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Adjaristsqali Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - Part 4 (Draft) Environment and Social Impact Assessments Jun 2013

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