India : Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 50001-004

The proposed small-scale project preparatory technical assistance (S-PPTA) is not included in the 2016 pipeline of ADB's India country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018. The formal inclusion of the intended loan program will be confirmed with the Government of India in 2016. The S-PPTA will jumpstart due diligence and preparatory work for a loan or series of loans to fund the pipeline. Consultation missions fielded on 10-11 December 2015 and 11-14 January 2016 to discuss project preparation activities and obtain additional information, underscored the need to begin due diligence and preparatory work.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Ogino, Kaoru
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name
Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Investment Program
Project Number
50001-004
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9076-IND: Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Investment Program
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Oil and gas transmission and distribution

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The proposed small-scale project preparatory technical assistance (S-PPTA) is not included in the 2016 pipeline of ADB's India country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018. The formal inclusion of the intended loan program will be confirmed with the Government of India in 2016. The S-PPTA will jumpstart due diligence and preparatory work for a loan or series of loans to fund the pipeline. Consultation missions fielded on 10-11 December 2015 and 11-14 January 2016 to discuss project preparation activities and obtain additional information, underscored the need to begin due diligence and preparatory work.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The S-PPTA will help prepare the project to support GITLs pipeline construction requirements. The S-PPTAs outputs will be due diligence on financial management, financial and economic analysis, technical analysis, and safeguards (environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples). ADB intends to hire consultants as soon as possible, and conduct another mission to finalize the project/program concept for ADBs concept paper approval process, followed by further due diligence.
Impact

Enhanced natural gas transmission system capacity in India. ('Vision 2030 Natural Gas Infrastructure in India)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

A well-prepared tranche 1 investment project supporting India's green energy corridor investment initiative completed.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Due diligence on environment, social and poverty, financial management, financial and economic analysis, and technical analysis completed.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Stakeholder engagement will occur during project preparation as well as implementation.
During Project Implementation
Stakeholder engagement will occur during project preparation as well as implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Four international consultants for 8.5 person-months and one national consultant for 2 person-months will be recruited. ADB will engage the consultants on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2015, as amended from time to time), and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging individual consultants. Disbursements under the S-PPTA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2015, as amended from time to time). The consultants will prepare inception, draft final, and final reports. Outline terms of reference are given in Attachment 1. Lump-sum payments/output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services under the TA.
Procurement

No major procurement is expected. Any procurement of

goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB

Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time

to time).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Ogino, Kaoru
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
08 Feb 2016
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
19 Mar 2018

Funding

TA 9076-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Feb 2016 - 08 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2017 31 Mar 2018 30 Jun 2018
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
30 Aug 2022 88,097.04

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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

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.