Pakistan's power system continues to operate under stressed conditions. The transmission network, the power system's backbone, requires renovation and expansion in order to meet the objective to supply reliable and high-quality power and meet rising demand from industrial, commercial, agricultural, and domestic customers. Investments under the project will continue to address the immediate priorities of the primary transmission system improvement, dealing with the capacity shortfalls that currently result in regular system outages and supply interruptions to customers. These investments are consistent with the Government's strategy to achieve the following outcomes: (i) a more efficient power system; (ii) high-quality power supply through a more reliable and stable system; (iii) greater geographic coverage of power supply; and (iv) greater access to affordable electricity, by bringing hydroelectric and coal-fired thermal energy to load centers.
|Project Name||Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||Pakistan's power system continues to operate under stressed conditions. The transmission network, the power system's backbone, requires renovation and expansion in order to meet the objective to supply reliable and high-quality power and meet rising demand from industrial, commercial, agricultural, and domestic customers. Investments under the project will continue to address the immediate priorities of the primary transmission system improvement, dealing with the capacity shortfalls that currently result in regular system outages and supply interruptions to customers. These investments are consistent with the Government's strategy to achieve the following outcomes: (i) a more efficient power system; (ii) high-quality power supply through a more reliable and stable system; (iii) greater geographic coverage of power supply; and (iv) greater access to affordable electricity, by bringing hydroelectric and coal-fired thermal energy to load centers.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Power is an essential commodity for growth and expansion and in turn for the economic and social development of Pakistan. Historically, power generation has received much more attention than transmission. This Investment Program seeks to (i) rehabilitate, augment, and expand parts of the system to meet current generation capacities; (ii) expand and augment the system to cope with future power generation stations; and (iii) ensure continued operation and maintenance in accordance with best international practices.|
|Impact||Enhanced power transmission operations and management in Pakistan.|
|Description of Outcome||Primary transmission systems rehabilitated, augmented and expanded.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Out of the 10 subprojects, 9 subprojects have been energized as of the previous loan closing date on 31 Dec 2014. Loan was extended to 29 Feb 2016 to complete the remaining activities under ADB-14 and ADB-49B, and process outstanding payments for these and other contracts. The remaining lots under ADB-56 were cancelled from the loan.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Substation constructed and rehabilitated.
Transmission line commissioned.
Augmentation and system stabilization.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
As of the previous loan closing in Dec 2014, substations substantially done. Loan extended to 29 Feb 2016 to complete installation of telecoms equipment for T.T. Singh and Okara substations. DG Khan substation commissioned in July 2014.
Jarwar-Sadiqabad transmission line commissioned on 24 June 2009.
SVC at Lahore (ADB-14) delayed. After a court case between the contractor and subcontractor, works resumed in Feb 2015. Loan was extended to 29 Feb 2016 to complete the works.
|Geographical Location||Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Ghazi Barotha, Jarwar, Lahore, Loralai, Okara, Ravi Town, Rohri, Sadiqabad, Toba Tek Singh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The 10 subprojects are far apart, and therefore, there is no significant potential for cumulative impacts in the design, construction, or operational phases. NTDC ensured that the (i) subprojects were constructed and operated following national and local environmental procedures and guidelines and ADB's Safeguard Policy; (ii) subprojects are designed, constructed, and operated following the environment management plans (EMPs) as reflected in the initial environment examinations and the Environment Assessment Review Framework; (iii) EMPs were incorporated in bidding documents and civil work contracts, and implemented; and (iv) environmental performance reports were submitted to ADB during construction. An independent monitoring agency acceptable to ADB conducted monitoring and evaluation of environmental and social safeguards.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Of the 10 subprojects, four were assessed to trigger ADB's Safeguard Policy. None of these subprojects, however, required housing relocation, or severely affected more than 200 people. A due diligence report documenting land acquisition modalities and circumstances was prepared. Under civil works contracts, all LARFs and RPs were complied with per ADB Policy and Government procedures. All payments were made prior to commencing civil works for all subprojects. NTDC submitted 7 due diligence reports which were approved by ADB. The contract for External Monitoring Consultants under Tranche 1 was extended to cover monitoring for Tranche 2.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No indigenous peoples were affected in any of the subprojects.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholder analysis was undertaken. All stakeholders have been actively involved to reduce grievances and to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly.|
|During Project Implementation||The forms of public consultation and participation during implementation were information sharing and consultations.|
|Consulting Services||All consulting services to be financed under the Facility shall be procured in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers, February 2007, as amended from time to time.|
|Procurement||All goods and services to be financed will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, February 2007, as amended from time to time.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Luo, Tianhua|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited
Rm. 414, WAPDA House, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e Azam, Lahore
|Concept Clearance||08 Sep 2005|
|Approval||17 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||11 Nov 2008|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Dec 2007||20 May 2008||17 Apr 2009||31 Dec 2013||29 Feb 2016||22 Aug 2016|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||221.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||165.00||17 Dec 2007||153.84||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Dec 2007||156.84||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|MFF-Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 2||Procurement Plans||Apr 2014|