India: Assam Intra-State Transmission System Enhancement Project (AIIB-000302)

Countries
  • India
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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Borrower
Government of India
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 490.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 593.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020


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Project Description
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According to the bank's website, "The project aims to strengthen the State of Assam's electricity transmission system by way of constructing new transmission sub-stations and laying new transmission lines with the associated infrastructure upgradation of existing substations and associated transmission lines, and existing ground wire to optical power ground wire (OPGW). The project will comprise three components:

Component One: Construction of about 24 new extra high voltage grid substations (400 kV, 220 kV and 132 kV) along with the associated transmission lines

Component Two: Upgradation of about 14 existing substations and associated transmission lines and existing ground wire to OPGW.

Component Three: Technical Assistance including engaging consulting services to strengthen project management during project implementation, organizing trainings and workshops on project implementation and the procurement of new testing tools to improve the capacity of the Implementing Agency and setting up Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)."

Investment Description
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Co-financing:
Government of Assam US$ 103 million

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Ltd. Client -

Contact Information
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AIIB

Pratyush Mishra

Investment Operations Specialist

Pratyush.mishra@aiib.org

Borrower

Prasanna V. Salian

Deputy Secretary
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Republic of India

pv.salian@nic.in

Implementation Agency

Hitesh Kakati

General Manager – Projects

aiibworks.aegcl@gmail.com


ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.



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