South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power Transmission and Distribution System Strengthening Project: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | June 2020

The project will complete the reinforcement and modernization of the power supply system in Kathmandu in Bagmati Province. This project will also begin strengthening distribution systems outside of Kathmandu in a systematic and phased manner starting with the Bharatpur metropolitan area of Chitwan district in Bagmati Province and Pokhara of Kaski district in Gandaki Province, where supply interruptions are frequent and prolonged. The project will also support Province 2, where the quality of electricity supply is poor and about 20% of households are still without access to the national grid. Further, the project will strengthen transmission lines for evacuation of hydropower to the main load center in Kathmandu and other load centers, while excess power is traded with neighboring countries.

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors.

This document dated June 2020 is provided for the ADB project 50059-003 in Nepal.

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