Town Electrification Investment Program, Tranche 1 (Addtional Financing) (ADB-41504-026)

  • Papua New Guinea
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 9, 2015
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Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Hydropower
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 23, 2015

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Project Description

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.

Investment Description

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.

Contact Information

Executing Agency:
Energy Div of the Dept of Petroleum and Energy
P.O. Box 494
Waigani, NCD
Papua New Guinea

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