Pakistan : Second Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 48078-002

The objective of the proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) is to improve Pakistan's power transmission infrastructure and management. To achieve this objective, the investment program includes: (i) staged physical investments in the transmission system to increase transmission capacity, improve efficiency and energy security, and evacuate additional sources of power; and (ii) nonphysical investments to support institutional efficiency, cost recovery, competition, transparency and good governance within the sector.

Project Name
Second Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program
Project Number
48078-002
Country / Economy
  • Pakistan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0092-PAK: MFF Second Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 800.00 million
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The objective of the proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) is to improve Pakistan's power transmission infrastructure and management. To achieve this objective, the investment program includes: (i) staged physical investments in the transmission system to increase transmission capacity, improve efficiency and energy security, and evacuate additional sources of power; and (ii) nonphysical investments to support institutional efficiency, cost recovery, competition, transparency and good governance within the sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A reliable and sustainable energy sector is essential to the economic growth and wellbeing of Pakistan. Load shedding has become common and severe, leading to civil strife and factory closures. Over one-third of the population does not have access to grid electricity which lessens opportunities for inclusive growth. Chronic power shortages are estimated to have reduced gross domestic product (GDP) growth by at least 2% in 2012 and 2013, and are considered the major cause of the slowdown in large-scale manufacturing, which grew at only 1.1% in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and 4.1% in FY2013.

This proposed investment program will continue to support NTDC to improve power transmission infrastructure and management in Pakistan by building on the work completed under the Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program (MFF-0007).

Impact

Energy market transparency and efficiency improved

Transmission infrastructure and management improved.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Coverage reliability and quality of the power transmission service in Pakistan improved.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Rehabilitation, augmentation and expansion of the high voltage transmission network.

NTDC and CPPA-G operations and management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Categorized B.
Involuntary Resettlement
Categorized A.
Indigenous Peoples
Categorized C.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
All consumers (urban, rural, industrial, agricultural, commercial and domestic) connected to the grid are potential beneficiaries; however, their direct participation cannot contribute to the project design.
During Project Implementation
Those affected directly by any required land acquisition and resettlement will be closely consulted in preparation of the land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) or due diligence reports (DDR) for each subproject as applicable, and will be provided the opportunity to participate in its implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
The recruitment of consultants will follow ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time), using quality- and cost-based selection method with 90:10 quality/cost weighting.
Procurement
Projects will be procured through international competitive bidding following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM)

Timetable

Concept Clearance
15 Jun 2014
Fact Finding
11 Apr 2016 to 22 Apr 2016
MRM
03 Jun 2016
Approval
23 Aug 2016
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
23 Aug 2016

Funding

MFF Facility Concept 0092-PAK

Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 1,010.00
ADB 810.00
Counterpart 200.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards - 0.00 0.00 %
Cumulative Disbursements - 0.00 0.00 %

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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