52070-001: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation | Asian Development Bank

Regional: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52070-001 Status: Active

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
Ogino, Kaoru South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Regional Energy Cooperation
Project Number 52070-001
Country 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 Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 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 Vision the overarching framework and long-term strategy to support partnership among member countries at 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)
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 Ogino, Kaoru
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
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 11 Sep 2018

TA 9584-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Sep 2018 - 10 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 10 Sep 2018 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Advisor (Hydropower) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Sector Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Cross Border Power Trading Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Gas Sector Policy and Regulatory Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Senior Advisor (Transmission) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Gas Sector Financial and Commercial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Hydropower Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Sector Policy and Regulatory Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018
Power Transmission 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
Gas Market Specialist 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

Contracts Awarded

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