Assam Power Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2 (ADB-47101-003)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 23, 2015
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Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd.
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  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 48.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 60.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 28, 2017

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Project Description

This project finances expansion of and upgrades to the power distribution system in Assam including new infrastructure: a new 33 kV/11 kC substation and lines, 137 km of 33 kV lines, 7 km of 11 kV lines, 33 kV railway line and river crossings, and seventeen 33 kV bays. It also refurbishes 955 km of 33 kV lines, 1000 km of 11 kV lines, and 1555 km of low voltage lines, replaces 204 distribution transformers and 14 km 11 kV overhead lines with underground cables, an creates an independent meter testing laboratory and an IT module to expand the revenue billing system.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd.
Assam State Electricity Board ,
4th Floor Bijuleen Bhawan Paltan Bazar,


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