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Pakistan: MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37192-013 Status: Active

The Investment Program will finance investments and accordingly support social and economic prosperity and growth. The inadequate supply of electricity has become a bottleneck for economic growth, affecting all consumer groups and social classes. The investment program will address current bottlenecks, improve future performance, and increase efficiency and effectiveness through technical and non-technical improvements.

Furthermore, the Investment Program will encourage energy efficiency improvements and developments, as well as provide institutional capacity for (i) implementation and monitoring support, and (ii) project preparatory activites for both the Investment Program's subprojects and other NTDC undertakings.

 
Project Name MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program
Project Number 37192-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0007-PAK: MFF - Power Transmission Enhancement
Ordinary capital resources US$ 790.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 790.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Investment Program will finance investments and accordingly support social and economic prosperity and growth. The inadequate supply of electricity has become a bottleneck for economic growth, affecting all consumer groups and social classes. The investment program will address current bottlenecks, improve future performance, and increase efficiency and effectiveness through technical and non-technical improvements.

Furthermore, the Investment Program will encourage energy efficiency improvements and developments, as well as provide institutional capacity for (i) implementation and monitoring support, and (ii) project preparatory activites for both the Investment Program's subprojects and other NTDC undertakings.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The power sector is currently undergoing reforms and restructuring, which are fully supported by ADB. In the transition phase, sector sustainability needs to be ensured. By providing liquidity for augmentation and expansion projects as well as for major maintenance work, the proposed project will contribute to sustainability of the sector and economic growth. To achieve the economic growth targets the Government has set, the power sector needs to increase its generation capacity, efficiency and coverage. The project will also increase the confidence of commercial financiers in financing long-term transmission assets in Pakistan during the transition from an integrated power utility to unbundled independent and eventually privatized entities.
Impact Improved power transmission infrastructure and management.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reliable and quality power transmitted in PAK and service coverage expanded.
Progress Toward Outcome NTDC Operations and Management Strengthening being complied with. ADB loans under Tranche 3 and 4 were closed on 31 Dec 2016. MFF availability period has been extended 31 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2019 to allow AFD loan to finance completion of Tranche 4, in order to achieve the MFF's output and outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Transmission networks improved through rehabilitation, augmenetation and expansion of systems.

NTDC operations and management strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Capacity of NTDC is improved by establishment of dedicated ADB PMU and dedicated staff being placed in PMU.

More than 50 NTDC Staff being trained time to time for system planning and programming by consultants.

658 km transmission lines including 500/220/132 kV have been added through Tranche 1-3 by Oct 2018. Additional 600km 500kV transmission line will be commissioned in Q1 2019 under Tranche 3. Another 195km 220 kV transmission lines will be commissioned in Q2 2019 under Tranche 4

9 substations (13,515 MVA) added to network through Tranche 1-3. Expansion of 4 substations under Tranche 3 will be completed in Q1 2019. 4 new 220 kV substations (2,500 MVA) and expansion of 3 existing 500kV substations (750MVA) will be commissioned in Q2 2019 under Tranche 4.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects NTDC confirmed that all contracts for civil works have EMP as part of the project and all ongoing contracts are being monitored by the PMO.
Involuntary Resettlement NTDC has submitted the LARPs, DDRs, SRPs and external monitoring reports for most of the subprojects which were reviewed, commented and cleared for implementation by Social Safeguard Unit, PRM.
Indigenous Peoples Clause included in all bidding documents. NTDC has reported that there are no indigenous people in the Project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All stakeholders participation during project design was ensured and consultations held.
During Project Implementation All stakeholders are participating during loan review missions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting Services are financed for, among others, (i) preparation of subprojects, (ii) detailed design, and (iii) construction supervision and contract management. Consulting firms are selected through international competition using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method. Individual consultants are recruited following Government procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement Procurement under the Investment Program follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) is used for supply contracts estimated to cost $1 million and above, and works contracts estimated to cost $5 million and above.
Responsible ADB Officer Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2006 to 16 Aug 2006
MRM 14 Sep 2006
Approval 12 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 19 Nov 2018

MFF Facility Concept 0007-PAK

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3,930.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1,600.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 2,330.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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