Pakistan : Power Transmission Strengthening Project

Sovereign Project | 56306-001

The project aims to support the Government of Pakistan's agenda to ensure national grid stability; energy security; climate resilience; increased transmission capacity to deploy sufficient, reliable, clean, and cost-effective energy for sustainable economic growth; and enhanced management of the national transmission system of Pakistan by (i) expanding the high-voltage transmission network in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces to close 500 kilovolt (kV) and 220 kV transmission lines loops; (ii) reducing transmission losses in the city of Lahore in the Punjab Province by replacing the old transmission lines; (iii) supporting the prioritized government reform of state-owned enterprises by enhancing the institutional, financial management, climate-resilient system planning and operation, and project management capacity of the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC); (iv) mainstreaming gender at NTDC's corporate and project levels and increasing income-earning opportunities and skills for loc

Project Details

Project Name Power Transmission Strengthening Project
Project Number 56306-001
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4382-PAK: Power Transmission Strengthening Sector Investment
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 15.00 million
Loan 4383-PAK: Power Transmission Strengthening Sector Investment
Ordinary capital resources US$ 235.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to support the Government of Pakistan's agenda to ensure national grid stability; energy security; climate resilience; increased transmission capacity to deploy sufficient, reliable, clean, and cost-effective energy for sustainable economic growth; and enhanced management of the national transmission system of Pakistan by (i) expanding the high-voltage transmission network in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces to close 500 kilovolt (kV) and 220 kV transmission lines loops; (ii) reducing transmission losses in the city of Lahore in the Punjab Province by replacing the old transmission lines; (iii) supporting the prioritized government reform of state-owned enterprises by enhancing the institutional, financial management, climate-resilient system planning and operation, and project management capacity of the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC); (iv) mainstreaming gender at NTDC's corporate and project levels and increasing income-earning opportunities and skills for local communities focusing on women; and (v) building capacity and awareness on climate change impacts, adaptation, and mitigation measures
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy To address the sector challenges, reduce the demand-supply gap, promote economic growth, and achieve environmental sustainability and climate resilience in the power sector, the government has substantially increased power generation and aims to raise the share of indigenous sources to more than 50% in line with Pakistan's Vision 2025, which prioritizes sufficient, reliable, clean, and cost-effective energy for sustainable economic growth and other policies. Aligned with the Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan 2021-2031 and the National Electricity Policy, 2021, the project will expand the national grid and enhance grid stability to improve energy access in the country, where only 80% of the population has access to electricity, with rural areas facing greater challenges. The project will also support women's participation in nontraditional fields, such as the energy sector. An improved and reliable climate-resilient electricity supply will further boost economic opportunities for the project's communities, particularly for women.
Impact

Increased capacity and reliability and the enhanced management of the national transmission system of Pakistan

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Supply, efficiency, and quality of the power transmission service in Pakistan improved

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

NTDC's 500 kV transmission lines network expanded

NTDC's 220 kV transmission line network upgraded and expanded

NTDC's capacity to mainstream gender equality and project community outreach strengthened

NTDC's institutional, climate-resilient system planning and operation, financial management, and project management capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lahore, Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Mukhamedova, Takhmina
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jun 2023
Fact Finding 15 May 2023 to 26 May 2023
MRM 19 Sep 2023
Approval 17 Nov 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Nov 2023

Loan 4382-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2023 15 Dec 2023 14 Mar 2024 30 Jun 2029 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 221.65 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 05 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 206.65 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4383-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2023 15 Dec 2023 14 Mar 2024 30 Jun 2029 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 235.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 235.00 05 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: Biodiversity Action Plan for Pakistan Transmission Lines of Subproject 1 (Sangal to Maira) and Subproject 2 (Maira to Islamabad West) Environmental Management Plans Dec 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 500 KV Double Circuit Transmission Lines from Maira Switching Station to Islamabad West Grid Station and Karot Switchyard to Maira Switching Station Subproject 2 Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 500 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line from Sangal to Maira Switching Station Sangal to Maira Switching Station Subproject 1 Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 220kV Mohmand Hydro Power Plant (HPP) to 220kV Jamrud Substation, Mohmand HPP to 220kV Nowshera Substation Transmission Line Construction (Subproject 4) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 220kV Bund Road Substation to 220kV NKLP Substation (Subproject 3) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: Social Compliance Audit Report Social Compliance Audit Report Jul 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 500 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line from Sangal to Maira Switching Station (Subproject 1) Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: Procurement of Goods for 500KV Double-Circuit Transmission Line from Maira Switching Station to Islamabad West Grid Station and Maira to Karot Switching Station Construction (Subproject 2) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: Jamrud-Nowshera-Mohmand Transmission Line Construction (Subproject 4) Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 220KV Double-Circuit Twin-Bundle Transmission Line Construction from Bund Road Substation to New Kot Lakhpat (Subproject 3) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 500 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line from Sangal to Maira Switching Station Sangal to Maira Switching Station Subproject 1 Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments May 2023
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: 500 KV Double Circuit Transmission Lines from Maira Switching Station to Islamabad West Grid Station and Karot Switchyard to Maira Switching Station Subproject 2 Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments May 2023

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  • 17 Nov 2023 | News Release

    ADB to Help Strengthen Power Transmission in Pakistan

    ADB has approved $250 million in loans that will help deliver reliable electricity in Pakistan by expanding and improving the power transmission network in the country’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. 

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANCY FOR MFF-II TRANCHE-4 & PTSP Firm - Consulting Active
56306-PAK: Power Transmission Strengthening Project [ADB-401C-2023] Invitation for Bids Closed
56306-001-PAK: Power Transmission Strengthening Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Power Transmission Strengthening Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2023