The Investment Program will enhance the efficiency of the overall power distribution system and provide an adequate and reliable power supply to a greater number of industrial, commercial and residential customers, through funding of investment requirements within each of the eight power distribution companies in Pakistan.
|Project Name||MFF - Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The Investment Program will enhance the efficiency of the overall power distribution system and provide an adequate and reliable power supply to a greater number of industrial, commercial and residential customers, through funding of investment requirements within each of the eight power distribution companies in Pakistan.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The power sector is undergoing reforms and restructuring, 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 larger maintenance work, the proposed project will contribute to achieving sustainability in the sector. To achieve the economic growth tragets 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 and distribution assets during the transmission period.|
|Impact||Increased and reliable access to electricity services in PAK.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved power distribution infrastructure and management.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
A total of 180 sub projects (including additional scope) have been commissioned under Tranche 1. More than 24.33 Km of Transmission Lines have been commissioned. Actual progress to be validated during PCR.
Implementation of Tranche 2 subprojects is in progress. Out of 131 subprojects, 86 have been completed and remaining are expected to be completed by 30 June 2015. For Tranche 3 and 4, bidding is ongoing. Both tranches are on track.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Power distribution systems rehabilitated, augmented and expanded.
2. Distribution companies (DISCOs) institutionalized and strengthened.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
180 sub projects (including additional scope) have been commissioned under Tranche 1. Details to be validated during PCR. More than 24.33 Km of Transmission Lines have been commissioned.
86 subprojects for Tranche 2 have been commissioned. Remaining to be completed by 30 June 2015. 90.4 km of Transmission Lines have been commissioned and remaining to be completed by 30 June 2015
Facility Management consultant has been hired by PEPCO to prepare, implement and monitor (including social safeguards) all tranches under the MFF. A consulting firm has been mobilized since 27 June 2012 to perform these tasks.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Borrower shall, and cause the DISCO to, ensure that (a) the Project is carried out in accordance, with the Borrower's environmental laws and regulations, the ADB's Environment Policy (2002), the EARF, including updates thereto agreed with ADB, and respective IEEs, summary IEEs, and EMPs included in the IEEs; (b) all mitigation and monitoring measures identified in the respective EMP are incorporated into detailed design of the Subproject and implemented during the construction and operation of the Project facilities; (c) all contracts under the Subprojects contain provisions on compliance with these requirements; (d) the implementation of the EMPs is monitored and evaluated internally and externally; and (e) results of such monitoring and evaluation are reported to ADB.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Borrower shall, and cause the DISCO to, ensure that (a) all land acquistion and resettlement activities under the Investment Project are implemented in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of the Borrower, the ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995), the LARF, and the respective LARPs, including any updates thereto agreed with ADB; (b) sufficient funds are made available, as necessary, for the efficient and timely implementation of activities specified in the respective LARP; (c) no notice to proceed is given to a contractor for commencement of construction works under the Subproject, until all compensations specifid in the respective LARP have been paid to the affected persons; (d) the implementation of the LARPs is monitored and evaluated internally and externally; and (e) results of such monitoring and evaluation are reported to ADB.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The Borrower shall, and cause the DISCO to, ensure that (a) all Subprojects affecting indigenous people are constrcuted and operated in accordance with the requirements of the Borrower's applicable laws and regulations, ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) as specified in the IPDF, and detailed in the respective IPDPs (or LARPs), and (b) the implementation of the IPDPs is monitored and evaluated internally and externally; and (c) results of such external monitoring and evaluation are reported to ADB.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholder analysis has been undertaken. All stakeholders have been actively involved in order to reduce the likelihood of grievances and to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly. For the selection of unskilled labor in the project area, the contractors will consult with local township labor officials, local village leaders, and tribal assembly of elders; and will ensure that labor is hired on a nondiscriminatory basis.|
|During Project Implementation||All stakeholders have been actively involved in order to reduce the likelihood of grievances and to ensure that benefits are distributed fairly. For the selection of unskilled labor in the project area, DISCOs have discussions with the contractors and local township labor officials, local village leaders, and tribal assembly of elders; to ensure that labor is hired on a nondiscriminatory basis.|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services will be required for, among others, (i) preparation of subprojects, (ii) detailed design, and (iii) construction supervision and contract management. Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007). Consulting firms will be selected through international competition using the qualtiy- and cost-based selection method. individual consultants will be recruited for specific assignments in accordance with ADB's procedure. It is envisioned that, because of the continuation of a number of tasks during implementation, single-source selection may be used for certain assignments with the prior approval of ADB.|
|Procurement||Procurement will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for goods and works. ICB will be utilized for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of or more than $1 million and works contracts estimated to cos tthe equivalent of more than $5 million.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pvt.) Limited
Saleem Arif, Senior Advisor
403-WAPDA House Shahra-i-Quaid-i-Azam Lahore-54000, Pakistan
|Concept Clearance||09 May 2007|
|Fact Finding||05 Jun 2007 to 21 Jun 2007|
|MRM||01 Aug 2007|
|Approval||03 Sep 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||19 Feb 2008|
|Last PDS Update||22 Sep 2015|
MFF Facility Concept 0021-PAK
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2,855.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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