Nepal: Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project

Sovereign Project | 43281-022 Status: Closed

ADB is helping Nepal design a 140-megawatt hydropower project to be located on the Seti River in Tanahu district.  The project will conduct a detailed engineering study that will focus on geological and hydrological risk assessments through rock tests and hydraulic model simulation to establish engineering design parameters

Project Details

Project Officer
Shiihara, Takeshi South Asia Department Request for information
  • Nepal
  • Grant
  • Energy
Project Name Detailed Engineering Study for the Upper Seti Hydropower Project
Project Number 43281-022
Country 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
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project completed in Jun 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Detailed engineering design (for civil, electrical and mechanical works) and additional studies completed.
Geographical Location

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shiihara, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Nepal Electricity Authority
Mr. Mahesh P. Acharya
[email protected]
Nepal Electicity Authority 831 Dharmabhakta Marg, Sifal, Kalopul, Kathmandu-7, 5117, Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
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 02 Sep 2010 2.50 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Sep 2010 2.50 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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