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Preparing the Power Distribution Enhancement Multitranche Financing Facility :  Pakistan

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TA Name Preparing the Power Distribution Enhancement Multitranche Financing Facility
Country Pakistan
TA Number 4876
Project Number 38456- 01
Thematic Classification Capacity Development
Economic growth
Private Sector Development
Description The purpose of the PPTA is to support the Government?s strategy for continued poverty reduction through sustained economic growth by assisting in the preparation of a power distribution enhancement project to ensure a sufficient and stable power supply through the distribution system in Pakistan. The project will also improve system stability and security, reduce losses, and improve the reliability of supply through (i) the construction and upgrading of 132 kV, 66 kV, 32 kV, and 11 KV distribution lines, (ii) construction of 132 kV substations and 66 kV substations, (iii) extension of 132 kV and 66 kV substations, (iv) and installation of and upgrading of the metering systems, meters, and billing and collection systems.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The power sector is currently undergoing reforms and restructuring, supported by ADB. In the transition phase, sector sustainability needs to be ensured. By providing liquidity for augmentation and expansion projects as well as for larger maintenance work, the proposed project will contribute to achieving sustainability in the sector. To achieve the economic growth tragets the Government has set, the power sector needs to increase its generation capacity, efficiency, and coverage. The project will also increase the confidence of commercial financiers in financing long-term transmission and distribution assets during the transmission period.
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
Reliable and quality power supplied and service coverage expanded.
Outputs and Timeframe Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
Power distribution systems rehabilitated, augmented and expanded - system bottlenecks removed.

Distribution companies (DISCOs) become true commercial entities.
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  Environment B
  Resettlement B
  Indigenous People B
Responsible ADB Officer Bayanjargal Byambasaikhan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact-finding 09 Mar 2006 to 17 Mar 2006
Approval 27 Nov 2006
Financing Plan / TA Utilization Top TA Amount
ADB Others Gov Total Approved Amount Revised Amount
$900,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $900,000.00 $900,000.00 $817,408.03
 Total Commitment Uncommited Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
$817,408.03 $82,591.97 $817,408.03 $82,591.97
2008 Asian Development Bank

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