North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (WB-P127974)

  • India
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Specific Location
Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jun 24, 2016
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Republic of India
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 470.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 952.20 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 30, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Aug 13, 2012

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Project Description

This project provides funding for the expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the North Eastern Region of India (Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Nagaland) and develops institutional capacity for efficient operation of the electricity sector. The components of the project include upgrading old and constructing new 220 kilovolts,132 kilovolts, 66 kilovolts, and 33-kilovolt lines and associated substations in each of the six participating states. 

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Contact: Rohit Mittal
Title: Senior Energy Specialist
Tel: 5785+754 / 9

Name: Republic of India
Contact: Department of Economic Affairs

Implementing Agencies
Name: Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL)
Contact: C D Saio
Title: Director (Distribution)
Tel: (91-364) 259-0289

Name: Electricity Department, Manipur
Contact: N Dwijen Singh
Title: Superintending Engineer
Tel:(91-385) 245-0050

Name: Assam State Electricity
Contact: Board Bikash Paul
Tel:(91-361) 273-9520

Name: Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL)
Contact: K. Chakrabarti
Title: Director (Technical)
Tel: (91-381) 231-8001

Name: Department of Power, Nagaland
Contact: K. Miachieo
Title: Additional Chief Engineer

Name: Power & Electricity Department, Mizoram
Contact: L Pachuau
Title: Chief Engineer (Distribution)
Tel: 91-389-2311025


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