This will be a follow-on TA to the TA on Power Sector Reforms in Nepal (2003) that conducts a general feasibility study of various options for restructuring NEA and improving efficiency of the power sector. This TA is to prepare detailed plans for restructuring and measures to improve sector efficiency according to the agreed on general model for reform, and implement these plans. This restructuring will create an enabling framework that will promote a more commercial orientation and improved efficiency of power supply operations, and it will attract more private investment in the sector, both for equity ownership and lending.
|Project Name||Restructuring of Nepal Electricity Authority|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||This will be a follow-on TA to the TA on Power Sector Reforms in Nepal (2003) that conducts a general feasibility study of various options for restructuring NEA and improving efficiency of the power sector. This TA is to prepare detailed plans for restructuring and measures to improve sector efficiency according to the agreed on general model for reform, and implement these plans. This restructuring will create an enabling framework that will promote a more commercial orientation and improved efficiency of power supply operations, and it will attract more private investment in the sector, both for equity ownership and lending.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's country strategy for Nepal, as described in the 1999 country operational strategy, has the overarching objective of achieving a sustainable reduction in poverty, by promoting employment opportunities and increasing rural incomes from faster and broad-based economic growth. Building effective institutions needed to implement socioeconomic development in a market economy is critical to achieving this objective. Capacity building must take precedence over levels of assistance, including the formulation of long-term institutional development strategies. This TA will be important step forward in the institutional restructuring of electricity supply, which is now almost entirely contraolled by the state-owned NEA, and improved efficiency, and more private investment in this sector. The TA is included in the 2004 country assistance program.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The skills and duration of the required consultants will be determined during the fact-finding mission.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Cabral Wijayatunga, Priyantha|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Ministry of Irrigation
Mr. Lekh Man Singh, Joint Secretary
Office of the Secretary Singhadurbar, Kathmandu Nepal
|Concept Clearance||12 Aug 2003|
|Fact Finding||27 Oct 2004 to 05 Nov 2004|
|Approval||18 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||14 Sep 2007|
|Last PDS Update||08 Sep 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Dec 2004||17 Jun 2005||17 Jun 2005||30 Nov 2005||31 Dec 2008||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||400,000.00||18 Dec 2004||338,426.00|
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