Maldives: Outer Islands Electrification
The Project aims to achieve balanced economic growth and equitable regional development, and thereby reduce poverty and vulnerability in the selected outer islands and also reduce the significant population pressures on the capital of Male.
South Asia Department
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|Project Name||Outer Islands Electrification|
|Country / Economy||Maldives
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Project aims to achieve balanced economic growth and equitable regional development, and thereby reduce poverty and vulnerability in the selected outer islands and also reduce the significant population pressures on the capital of Male.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project supports the Government's policy for regional development and poverty reduction through improved electricity supply in the outer islands where the majority of the country's poor reside and the economic and social development has been constrained due to poor electricity supply.
The Project supports the new focus and has been inclued in ADB's lending program for 2001 and was prepared under ADB project preparatory TA completed in January 2001. The Project is an integral part of the least-cost development plan for the power sector, and is accorded high priority by the Government.
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|Consulting Services||A total of about 30 person-months of international consulting services and 93 person months of domestic consulting services are required for the Project, which will be provided under two separate consulting services contracts. An international consulting firm, who will be encouraged to associate with individual domestic consultants, will be recruited to assist MAA, MEB, and MPND with implementation of their respective parts of the Project. A domestic legal consultant will be recruited to provide legal advisory services to AGO. MAA, in coordination with MEB, and MPND will recruit the international consulting firm, and AGO, in consultation with MOFT will engage the domestic legal consultant. All consultants will be recruited and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Use of Consultants and other arrangements for the engagement of domestic consultants satisfactory to ADB. All consultants will be required to coordinate their activities with one another to ensure smooth coordination under the Project.|
|Procurement||Procurement of goods and services financed by the Project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jeffries, Andrew|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Aminath Ali Manik
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 2001|
|Fact Finding||25 Mar 2001 to 09 Apr 2001|
|MRM||17 May 2001|
|Approval||18 Dec 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||27 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||06 May 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 2001||26 Apr 2002||25 Jul 2002||31 Dec 2005||31 Dec 2009||30 Aug 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||8.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||8.00||17 Jun 2022||9.48||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Jun 2022||9.48||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Maldives: Outer Islands Electrification (Sector) Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2013|
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Maldives Energy: Providing Electric Power in the PacificRound-the-clock electricity in the Maldives can be both a lifesaver and life-changer on remote islands, where until recently it only occasionally lit up the evenings.
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