The TA is a project preparatory TA which will assess the economic and technical feasibility of electricity trade between Central Asia and South Asian countries through an initial project to export 100MW from Tajikistan/Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The project itself will support the Pakistan Government's strategy of increasing demand for electricity. The project will enable Tajikistan to earn revenues through better utilization of hydro eelectric resources and Afghanistan will be able to earn wheeling charges through the transmission line going through to Pakistan and have access to additional source of electricity.
|Project Name||Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA is a project preparatory TA which will assess the economic and technical feasibility of electricity trade between Central Asia and South Asian countries through an initial project to export 100MW from Tajikistan/Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The project itself will support the Pakistan Government's strategy of increasing demand for electricity. The project will enable Tajikistan to earn revenues through better utilization of hydro eelectric resources and Afghanistan will be able to earn wheeling charges through the transmission line going through to Pakistan and have access to additional source of electricity.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Afghanistan, Kyrgz Republic, Tajikistan, Pakistan|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will engage international consultants for 54 person-months and national consultants for 81 person-months. The international consultants will have extensive experience in preparing a project of this nature. Specialists in transmission technology, substations, system operation, economic assessment, and social and environmental impact assessment will be required. The national consultants will have expertise in these areas in addition to being abreast of developments in their countries and areas of specialization. Phase 1 is expected to take 3.5 months and phase 2, 15.0 months.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Liston, Jim|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||24 Oct 2006|
|Fact Finding||26 Oct 2006 to 28 Oct 2006|
|Approval||15 Jan 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||11 Jan 2007|
|Last PDS Update||06 Sep 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Jan 2007||-||15 Jan 2007||31 Jul 2008||31 Jul 2009||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,000,000.00||15 Jan 2007||2,556,966.02|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Central Asia-South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project||TA Completion Reports||Nov 2010|
|Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Aug 2009|
|Preparing the Central Asia--South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2006|
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