Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1 (ADB-47015-001)

  • Pakistan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 24, 2014
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Ministry of Finance
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 400.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,003.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 13, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 31, 2016

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Project Description

This goal of this program is to support the government's 2013 National Power Policy plan to implement short-term stabilization measures and begin long-term power sector restructuring for sustainability. The project also influences policy on a number of matters including: ensuring implementation follows NERPA rules, reducing discretionary policy decisions and lags in tariff approval and implementation, improving market access for private sector participation in energy, reducing losses and improving payment rate for distribution companies, improving efficiency on the demand side, and strengthening energy conservation. It also influences the policy to manage generation costs using least-cost planning and ensure the generation plants comply, increase gas supply and allow direct contracting in the gas market, commercialize and improve performance at public power companies, institutionalize operations of the Central Power Purchasing Agency, and increase accountability and transparency in the power sector.

Investment Description

The financing of this project is as follows:
ADB: US$ 400 million
World Bank: US$ 600 million
Japan International Cooperation Agency: US$ 49 million

Contact Information

Ministry of Finance
Economic Affairs Div.
Rm. 308 Block "C" Secretariat Bldg
Islamabad, Pakistan


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