Multitranche Financing Facility - Electricity System Strengthening and Sustainability Program (ADB-49177-002)

  • Timor-Leste
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

The proposed investment program will finance targeted investments, consistent with the Government of Timor-Leste's priorities and the objectives of the country partnership strategy. The Government of Timor-Leste has indicated its intention to attract a suitably qualified and experienced utility operator to assume management responsibility for EDTL under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement ; likely a lease or concession arrangement, but similar in essence to a performance-based management contract. The accompanying parallel technical assistance to be provided and managed by ADB's Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP) will support the government's objective of leveraging private-sector innovation and capacity to improve EDTL's commercial performance and further reduce costs.

A Multitranche Financing Facility (MFF) is proposed. The use of the MFF modality is considered appropriate, as: (i) the proposed facility will support a sequenced program of investment in distribution assets and systems, and investment in generation assets to reduce Timor-Leste's reliance on diesel fuel; (ii) the project supports Timor-Leste's Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030; and (iii) due to capacity constraints, the investments must be sequenced to focus on priority investments in distribution assets and systems and then on generation investments.

Reduced constraints on economic growth

Improved level of service and fiscal performance of EDTL

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (formerly Ministry of Public Works)
Avenida dos martires da Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste

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