Project Details
Power Rehabilitation, Phase II
Summary:The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to assist the Government of Tajikistan and the national electricity utility Barki Tajik in reducing the power deficit in the Southern Grid in winter months.

This includes examining the feasibility of rehabilitating (i) four hydropower plants on the Vakhsh River: Baipaza, Golovnaya, Perepadnaya and Centralnaya HPPs; and (ii) transmission and distribution facilities in the Khatlon Region.

Expected Outcome:The purpose of the TA are
Part A: (i) assess the needs in terms of rehabilitation of the Vaskhsh cascade and of the transmission and distribution system in Khatlon Region; (ii) screen and ranked the hydropower plants in terms of economic benefits and others;

Part B: (i) study the rationale, the technical justification and design of the project; (ii) carry out the economic and financial viability of the Project; (iii) prepare the Project cost estimate and Project packaging, including a detailed implementation schedule for each project component; (iv) recommend measures to enhance the poverty impact of the project; (v) evaluate the soundness of the financial governance procedures; (vi) incorporate appropriate environmental impact mitigation measures and prepare resettlement plan as needed; and (vii) establish a set of monitorable indicators and a monitoring mechanism.

Expected Outputs:
Date Approved:2005
Expected Completion:2006
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $500,000
Government of Tajikistan: $125,000
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page