Pakistan: Hydropower Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 49055-001

The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is necessary to: (i) review the technical, economic and financial viability of the sub-projects and ascertain the project rationale,

scope, cost, schedule, implementation arrangements, risks and mitigation measures; (ii) ensure the compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and identify mitigation

measures; and (iii) assist the project executing agency in the IPP solicitation and selection process, PC-I approval and procurement of contractor and project implementation consultant.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tareen, Adnan
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Pakistan
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Hydropower Development Investment Program
Project Number 49055-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9185-PAK: Hydropower Development Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.75 million
TA 9185-PAK: Hydropower Development Investment Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
TA 9185-PAK: Hydropower Development Investment Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is necessary to: (i) review the technical, economic and financial viability of the sub-projects and ascertain the project rationale,

scope, cost, schedule, implementation arrangements, risks and mitigation measures; (ii) ensure the compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and identify mitigation

measures; and (iii) assist the project executing agency in the IPP solicitation and selection process, PC-I approval and procurement of contractor and project implementation consultant.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The provincial government of KPK plans to develop 21 run-of-the river hydropower plants (HPP) with feasibility study for most of them already completed, with a total potential of 3,600 MW over a period of 10 years with key focus on attracting IPPs. The investment program is structured to facilitate investments in the development of hydropower plants by utilizing both public and private sector investments and leveraging ADB funds through syndication and other financial structures. ADB catalytic financing in the long-term will support and create a business-friendly environment making HPP projects bankable for the private sector to mobilize and invest through debt or equity.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the PPTA stage, the consultation and participation process will involve a stakeholder analysis followed by subsequent consultations with various groups. It is planned to conduct consultations with local government, CSOs and private sector companies. A series of focus group discussions and consultation will be undertaken with all stakeholders as part of poverty assessment, the socio-economic analysis, gender analysis and preparation of resettlement planning documents.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Two consulting firms will be recruited to undertake project due diligence, prepare feasibility reports required by the government, and draft bidding documents. One of the consulting firms will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection method, with standard technical proposal. Another consulting firm will be hired to prepare the environmental impact assessment report and social safeguard documents, using quality-based selection method.

Three international individual experts were hired to comprise the Dam Safety Panel, tasked to review and ensure independent due diligence and international safety and quality standards in the studies. An individual national project coordinator has also been hired to provide administrative and coordination support for this project.

Also, a national consultant will be hired to assess social development and gender aspects of the project, and to support the executing agency to recruit project implementation consultant.

Responsible ADB Officer Tareen, Adnan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization
Plot # 38, Sect B-2, Phase-5, Hayatabad, Peshawar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2020

TA 9185-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 May 2018 31 Aug 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,800,000.00 29 Sep 2021 2,698,597.73

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Dam Engineering/Dam Safety/Seismic Engineering Exper Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2017 01 May 2017
Hydraulics/Hydrology Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2017 01 May 2017
Engineering Geology/Rock Mechanics Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2017 01 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9185 28 Feb 2017 Aqualogus - Engenharia e Ambiente, LDA (Portugal) in Association with M/S Zeeruk International Pvt. Ltd. (Pakistan) | Rua Do Mar Da China, N.º 1 Escritório 2 das Nações, 1990-137 Lisboa, Portugal Pakhtunkhwa Energy Developement Organization 943,781.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9185 15 Feb 2017 Hagler Bailly Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (Pakistan) | 39, Street 3, E7, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan Pakhtunkhwa Energy Developement Organization 279,946.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.