The additional financing is integral to implementation of Tranche 1 subprojects; complementarity would be lost if deferred to Tranche 2. The proposed grant will be administered by ADB as part of the overall project implementation. The existing TEIP Tranche 1 Project Management Unit (PMU) will be responsible for project implementation. The proposed additional financing will include (i) extension of the three distribution grids, and (ii) rehabilitation of the Lake Hargy Hydropower Plant. The distribution grid extension will connect an additional 2,500 households in three provinces (i) West New Britain (1,200 households), (ii) Northern Province (700 households), and (iii) Autonomous Region of Bougainville (600 households). Rehabilitation of the Lake Hargy Hydropower Plant will include minor refurbishment of the power plant control systems and mechanical equipment to increase generation capacity from 600kW to 1,500 kW in order increase generation capacity to supply the proposed additional connections. The proposed additional financing will therefore expand the social and economic benefit of TEIP Tranche 1 and scale up the project benefits in new geographical areas to additional beneficiaries.
Initial funding for this project comes from a loan financing of $120 million from the Asian Development Fund and Ordinary Capital Resources, as well as from $30 million from the Government of Papua New Guinea. The additional funding for this project comes from a grant from the Government of New Zealand not exceeding $5 million.
Energy Div of the Dept of Petroleum and Energy
P.O. Box 494
Papua New Guinea
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