ADB is supporting efforts of Pakistan to improve the reliability of electricity supply in the country. The project covers investment in the secondary transmission grid, energy loss reduction and distribution of power, spare power transformers for emergencies. It will add 5,021 megavolt-amperes of transformer capacity and improve distribution efficiency.
|Project Name||Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Conventional energy generation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The project management units (PMUs) headed by the Chief Engineers (Development) have already been established. An inception mission was fielded in June 2014. A loan review mission was fielded in May-June 2015, and an action plan was agreed with implementing agencies. A midterm review mission was fielded in December 2015 and a loan review mission was fielded in May-June 2016 and an action plan agreed to expedite implementation progress. Based on the MTR findings the contract award and disbursement projections were revised. On the request of the Borrower ADB approved the inclusion of additional subprojects for financing by utilization of surplus loan proceeds on 26 August 2015 by five DISCOs. A request through the Borrower for utilization of savings ($36.038 million) from HESCO, IESCO, LESCO and PESCO was received, reviewed and approved on 21 February 2017. A special loan review mission was fielded from 17-19 October 2016 for HESCO, QESCO and MEPCO to expedite contract award and disbursement and an action plan agreed. PRM is closely monitoring on the agreed actions. On Borrower's request the loan was extended to close on 30 June 2018. Cumulative contract awards and disbursement stand at $103.805 and $73.111, respectively. Physical implementation of works has already been started and out of 314 subprojects, 70 have been completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Status of contract awards for the procurement of goods:
FESCO 8 out of 8 lots have been awarded
GEPCO 7 out of 7 lots have been awarded
HESCO 5 out of 6 lots have been awarded
IESCO 5 out of 6 lots have been awarded
MEPCO 9 out of 12 lots have been awarded
PESCO 7 out of 13 lots have been awarded
QESCO 10 out of 11 lots have been awarded
Other lots are in various stages of the procurement process (awaiting NOA or contract signing, ongoing bid evaluation, for rebidding).
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||Due diligence was undertaken to assess the environmental implications of the project activities. The project is limited to up gradation of grid stations, which involves transformer replacement, or transformer addition and no civil works are anticipated and all replacement activities will take place within the boundaries of the existing grid stations. Accordingly, the project has been classified as C for environmental safeguards requiring no further environmental assessment. An environmental assessment review framework was prepared for the MFF in 2009, which was updated in 2012 to fulfill the requirements of ADB's SPS 2009. All subprojects are required to comply with ADB's Prohibited Investment Activities' list. Each DISCO has established an environment and social impact cell and, in compliance with the loan agreement, hired one environment specialist to implement the environmental mitigation measures detailed in the environment management plans of ongoing previous tranches.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is classifed as "C" for resettlement. All works are proposed to be carried out entirely within existing grid stations and no land acquisition resettlement impacts are anticipated. As a result, there is no need to update the approved and disclosed Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework for tranche 4 processing.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is classifed as "C" for indigenous peoples. The project will have no impact on indigenous peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||No direct consultation will be undertaken.|
|During Project Implementation||No direct consultation will be undertaken.|
|Consulting Services||There will be no recruitment of consulting services.|
|Procurement||There are eight international competitive bidding (ICB) packages covering activities such as procurement of transformers, panels, cables and allied equipment, etc. If applicable (based on the thresholds indicated in the procurement plan), individual lots under the ICB packages that did not lead to contract awards will be procured under national competitive bidding (NCB). There will be two civil works contracts under NCB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pakistan Resident Mission|
Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pvt.) Limited
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2013||30 Apr 2014||18 Jul 2014||30 Jun 2017||30 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||167.20||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||167.20||13 Dec 2013||119.27||0.00||71%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||13 Dec 2013||88.54||0.00||53%|
|Status of Covenants|
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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|PROCUREMENT OF STEEL POLES TYPE SPA, SPD AND SPG||Loan 3096||26 Jan 2017||SHAANXI JC ENGINEERING AND TRADING CO. LTD.||NO. 216, HAN GUANG NAN ROAD, JIAXIANG TOWER XI'AN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pvt.) Limited||Supply of Goods||556,500.00||556,500.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jul 2015|