Regional: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation

Sovereign Project | 52070-001

The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will prepare development master plans and enhance capacity development for the energy sector's regional cooperation and integration (RCI) under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program. It will cover Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Acharya, Jiwan S.
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation
Project Number 52070-001
Country / Economy Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Myanmar
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9584-REG: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 1.50 million
TA 9584-REG: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Large hydropower generation - Oil and gas transmission and distribution

Transport / Multimodal logistics

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will prepare development master plans and enhance capacity development for the energy sector's regional cooperation and integration (RCI) under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program. It will cover Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

The TA will support the implementation of the SASEC Operational Plan, 2016-2025, which SASEC member countries endorsed in 2016. In 2017, SASEC finance ministers endorsed the SASEC Visionthe overarching framework and long-term strategy to support partnership among member countriesat a meeting in Delhi. SASEC officials agreed upon the flagship initiatives in the SASEC Vision at a subsequent meeting in Yokohama. The initiatives highlighted energy security and connectivity across the SASEC subregion to enhance cross-border power trade and improve regional gas supply value chains. To promote these activities, SASEC members accepted the need for TA when the Asian Development Bank (ADB) presented the concept at the SASEC nodal official meeting in Singapore in March 2018.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Regional energy cooperation on power and gas supplies will benefit from lowering the energy costs of individual countries, improving energy security, and contributing to climate change mitigation. For these purposes, ADB and the SASEC countries agreed on the SASEC Operational Plan, 2016-2025. The plan indicated possible investment project pipelines and energy operational priorities to (i) improve interconnections in order to access large electricity and natural gas sources; (ii) harness unused regional indigenous hydropower potential; (iii) develop low-carbon alternatives including solar and wind; and (iv) facilitate bilateral and regional coordination mechanisms and knowledge sharing, such as technology transfer development practices toward a regional power trading market. The SASEC Vision subsequently highlighted regional power and gas cooperation as the flagship initiatives.
Impact

Investment in cross-border energy trade and cooperation increased.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Cross-border energy projects and/or programs ready for investment support prioritized.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Development master plan for cross-border power trade prepared.

Development master plan for regional gas cooperation prepared.

Knowledge on advanced energy technologies increased.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Implementation is ongoing; 21 individual consultants have been engaged; several workshops on cross border power trade have been organized. The first workshop was organized to discuss a regional transmission interconnection between India and Sri Lanka. An Inception Meeting was held in Sri Lanka last Dec 2018.
Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide
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 ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Acharya, Jiwan S.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Apr 2018
Fact Finding 14 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
MRM -
Approval 10 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Sep 2022

TA 9584-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Sep 2018 - 10 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 14 Sep 2022 1,396,615.38

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.


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.



The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Social Safeguards Specialist (Social Data Reporting) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Nov 2022 02 Dec 2022
Safeguards Specialist ( Social and Involuntary Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2022 14 Nov 2022
Social National Safeguard Expert (FPIC Gender and Social Inclusion Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Sep 2022 15 Sep 2022
Social Safeguard Expert (FPIC Communications and Conflict Management Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Sep 2022 15 Sep 2022
National Social Safeguard (FPIC) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2022
Social Safeguard Expert with IT Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Sep 2022 07 Sep 2022
Social Safeguards Specialist (Indigenous Peoples Expert & FPIC Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Aug 2022 05 Sep 2022
National Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2022 24 Aug 2022
National Social Safeguards Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Aug 2022 13 Aug 2022
National Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jul 2022 07 Jul 2022
National Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Jun 2022 27 Jun 2022
National Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 May 2022 12 May 2022
National Power Trade Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2022 15 Apr 2022
Study on Economic Analysis derived for regional cooperation in electricity in SASEC region Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2022 08 Feb 2022
Energy Sector Policy and Regulatory Specialist (Gas and Clean Energy) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Feb 2022 08 Feb 2022
Detailed technical transmission interconnection study Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2022 04 Feb 2022
International Power System Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jan 2022 03 Feb 2022
International Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2021 01 Dec 2021
Social Safeguard Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2021 25 Nov 2021
International Knowledge Product Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jul 2021 14 Jul 2021
Electricity Roadmap Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2019
Knowledge Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jan 2019 21 Jan 2019
Senior Programs Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018
Cross Border Power Trading Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Gas Sector Financial and Commercial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Senior Advisor (Transmission) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Sector Policy and Regulatory Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Hydropower Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Gas Market Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Gas Sector Development Specialist and Workshop Facilitator (Gas Sector Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Transmission Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Sector Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Senior Advisor (Hydropower) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Sector Development Specialist and Workshop Facilitator (Power Sector Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Gas Sector Policy and Regulatory Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan

None currently available.