Pakistan: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4

Sovereign Project | 38456-037 Status: Active

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 Number 38456-037
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3096-PAK: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4
Ordinary capital resources US$ 167.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

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.
Implementation Progress
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).

Geographical Location KPK,Sindh,Balochistan,Punjab

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.

Business Opportunities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pvt.) Limited
[email protected]
403-WAPDA House
Shahra-i-Quaid-i-Azam
Lahore-54000, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2017

Loan 3096-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2013 88.54 0.00 53%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - IESCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - LESCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - FESCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - MEPCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - GEPCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - PESCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - HESCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - QESCO (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3096-PAK: Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Project 4 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jan 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - HESCO (July 2014-June 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2015
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - GEPCO (July 2014-June 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2015
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Audited Project Financial Statements - PESCO (July 2014-June 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2015
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2015
Loan Agreement for Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Project 4 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Apr 2014
Project Agreement for Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Project 4 Project/Program Agreements Apr 2014

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
PTEIP - Tranche 4: MEPCO Buch Villas Grid Station Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: MEPCO Choti Grid Station Conversion Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: MEPCO Punjab Government Employees Housing Society Grid Station Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: LESCO 132 kV GIS Grid Station Punjab University Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: IESCO Conversion of 66 kV Danda Shah Bilawal Grid Station to 132 kV and New 132 kV Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: IESCO Conversion of 66 kV Jand Grid Station to 132 kV and New 132 kV Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: IESCO Conversion of 66 kV Lakarmar Grid Station to 132 kV and New 132 kV Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
PTEIP - Tranche 4: IESCO Conversion of 66 kV Tamman Grid Station to 132 kV and New 132 kV Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranches 1, 2, 3 and 4: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: LESCO Sunny View-Mcleod-Qurtaba Underground Cable Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2017
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Biannual Social Monitoring Report, MEPCO (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: LESCO Punjab University Grid Station Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: LESCO Qartaba–Mcleod Grid Stations Underground Cable Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: LESCO Sunny View–Mcleod Grid Stations Underground Cable Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2016
PDEIP - Tranche 4: 132 kV Feeding Transmission Line of Jand Grid Station Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
PDEIP - Tranche 4: 132 kV Feeding Transmission Line of Lakkarmar Grid Station Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
PDEIP - Tranche 4: 132 kV Feeding Transmission Line of Tamman Grid Station Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: LESCO Punjab University Grid Station Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: IESCO Danda Shah Bilwal Grid Station Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: IESCO Lakkarmar Grid Station Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: IESCO Tamman Grid Station Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: IESCO Jand Grid Station Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Biannual Social Monitoring Report, MEPCO (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Biannual Social Monitoring Report (LESCO) (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2015
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (HESCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (QESCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (IESCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (LESCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (FESCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (MEPCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (GEPCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013
Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 4: Resettlement Due Diligence Report (PESCO) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Contracts Awarded

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