Nepal : Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project

Sovereign Project | 43281-022

Project Name Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project
Project Number 43281-022
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0215-NEP: Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Increased generation capacity to sustain inclusive growth

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

The ensuing physical project for the Upper Seti hydropower development financed and implemented

Progress Toward Outcome

Project completed in Jun 2016.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1) Detailed Engineering Studies (DES):

Design specification for civil works (dam and water ways)

Design specification for facilities (powerhouse and transmission)

Detailed engineering design parameters and drawings

2) Attached PPTA:

Financial and economic assessment

Institutional arrangements

Environment and social safeguard assessment and feasible planning for implementation

Sector assessment

Tender documents

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Detailed engineering design (for civil, electrical and mechanical works) and additional studies completed.
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Madi River
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultant team of the Detailed Engineering Study will consist of the following experts: Civil Design Engineer (Head Works) (international, 5.0 person-months; national, 7.0 person-months), Civil Design Engineer (Waterway and Powerhouse) (international, 3.5 person-months; national, 6.0 person-months), Hydraulic Model Test Expert (international, 2.5 person-months), Geologist (international, 3.0 person-months), Rock Mechanical Expert (international, 4.0 person-months), Hydromechanical Engineer (international, 3.0 person-months; national, 3.0 person-months), Electromechanical Engineer (international, 3.0 person-months), and Transmission and Electrical Engineer (international, 2.0 person-months; national, 3.0 person-months).
Responsible ADB Officer Shiihara, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Nepal Electricity Authority
Tanahu Hydropower Limited
Concept Clearance 15 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 23 Feb 2010 to 04 Mar 2010
MRM 30 Apr 2010
Approval 02 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2016

Grant 0215-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Sep 2010 23 Dec 2010 23 Mar 2011 31 Mar 2013 30 Jun 2016 19 Jan 2017
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.50 17 Jun 2022 2.50 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 2.50 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2010