The Asian Development Bank is working with Tajikistan to improve quality of life during winter in the remote areas by improving utility services. The project is establishing a cost-effective community-based micro-hydropower supply system in remote rural areas.
|Project Name||Community-based Rural Power Supply Project (formerly called Community-based Electricity Supply in Remote Areas)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The objective of the Project is to improve quality of life during winter in the remote rural project areas by improving utility services during the winter season. The outcome of the Project is to establish and prove sustainable and cost-effective community-based micro-hydropower supply system in remote rural areas. The expected outputs are (i) rehabilitation or upgrading of maximum six viable community-based energy organizations; (ii) implementation of maximum six pilot micro-hydropower projects each having about minimum 200 kilowatt capacity and strenghtening of distribution networks; (iii) supply of energy in pilot project areas, and (iv) greater awareness of energy saving in pilot project areas. Each micro-hydropower project would have a capacity of minimum 200 kW and would supply electricity to approximately 400 households.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project requires flexibility in developing the appropriate organizational mechanisms and community-accessible technology before its full scale expansion. The proposed activities require the close involvement of the local communities and officials in the villages. It would not be possible to organize such interfaces under a regular loan without first establishing a viable implementation model. The Project will demonstrate the effectiveness and sustainability of the community-based micro-hydropower system and provide the resources required to develop and adapt the concepts to Tajikistan circumstances to replicate the project impact on poverty reduction.|
|Impact||Improved quality of life during winter in remote rural areas by improving electric supply services.|
|Description of Outcome||Establishment and provision of sustainable and cost-effective community-based micro-hydropower supply system in remote rural areas.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Physically completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||The outputs will be (i) identification of six viable community-based energy organizations (CBOs); (ii) strengthening of distribution networks and rehabilitation or upgrading of a maximum of six pilot micro-hydropower projects, each with a minimum capacity of 200 kilowatt (kW); (iii) supplying energy in pilot project sites; and (iv) improving awareness of energy saving in the pilot project sites. Each micro-hydropower project will supply electricity to about 400 households.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Project was closed on 30 November 2009. Works on both Lyangar MHP was Dijik MHP have been completed. Lyangar MHP commissioned successfully on 26 November 2009.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||IEE prepared for the MHP subprojects.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||No involuntary resettlement involved in the project.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No indigenous people involved in the project.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholder consultation was not conducted during project design since project sites were only identified during first phase of the project.|
|During Project Implementation||Stakeholders were consulted on MHP development, tariff structure, MHP operation (including training), energy efficiency, etc.|
The total input of international and domestic consultants will be 16 and 197 months, respectively.
1. Component A: Participatory Site Selection and Community Mobilization
International Consultant team: (person-months in parentheses)
(i) Hydropower specialist (team leader) 3 person-months; (ii) Economist - (0.75));
(iii) financial specialist - (0.5); (iv) environmental specialist - (0.5); (v) social development specialist - (1.25); and (vi) legal expert - (0.75)
(i) 2 civil engineers - (6 person-months total); (ii) 2 electro-mechanical engineers - (6 person-months total); (iii) one hydrologist engineer - (3); (iv) one geologist/geotechnical specialist - (3); (v) 2 power economists (6 person-months total); (vi) financial analyst (3); (vii) 2 environmental specialists (6 person-months total); (viii) lawyer (3); and (ix) 4 social development specialists (15 person-months total)
2. Component B: Capacity Building of Community-Based Organization (CBO) through establishment of Micro-Hydropower System
(i) hydropower specialist (team leader) (3 person-months); (ii) social development specialist (3)
The domestic consultants (total 132 person-months) will assist the international consultant in design, construction, and commissioning of the pilot projects
3. Component C: Energy Conservation Demonstration Project
(i) energy specialist (1 person-month) and (ii) energy conservation specialist (domestic consultant - 1 person-month)
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mtchedlishvili, Levan G.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Energy
Mr. Pulod Mukhiddinov
6 Rudaki Avenue Dushanbe, Tajikistan
|Concept Clearance||11 Mar 2005|
|Fact Finding||07 Oct 2005 to 15 Oct 2005|
|Approval||15 Mar 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||06 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||28 Feb 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Mar 2006||23 May 2006||23 May 2006||31 Jul 2007||30 Nov 2009||31 May 2011|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||15 Mar 2006||0.00||1.84||92%|
|Cofinancing||2.00||15 Mar 2006||0.00||1.84||92%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Community-Based Rural Power Supply Project: Implementation Completion Memorandum||Implementation Completion Memorandum||Sep 2016|
|Community-Based Rural Power Supply Project||Grant Assistance Reports||Feb 2006|
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