Sri Lanka : Power Sector Reforms and Financial Sustainability Program (Subprogram I) (ADB-56332-001)

Regions
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Sri Lanka
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Borrower
Government of Sri Lanka
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Sectors
  • Energy
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2024


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Project Description
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As stated by the ADB, the proposed programmatic approach and policy-based loan (PBL) for the Power Sector Reforms and Financial aims to consolidate the electricity industry reforms implemented under the Electricity Act 2009 by unbundling Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) into wholly-owned corporate entities for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, implementation of fully cost reflective tariffs, facilitate an enabling environment for market liberalization, and strengthen renewable energy investment activities in the country.
The program outputs contribute to ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities by Strengthening Governance and Institutional Capacity and enhancing environmental sustainability. The program is also consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy pillars 1 and 2, and three thematic pillars .

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The ADB categorized the project risk as follows:

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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ADB Team Leaders:

Jaimes Kolantharaj - Senior Energy Specialist

Sajid Raza - Senior Financial Management Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies:

Address: The Secretariat, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 112 484 500 / +94 112 484 600 / +94 112 484 700
Fax: +94 112 449 823
Email: info@mo.treasury.gov.lk
Website: https://www.treasury.gov.lk/web/ministry-of-finance/section/ministry-of-finance

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