Nepal: Project Preparatory Facility for Energy

The Project Preparatory Facility will contribute to Nepal's improved energy security and make it a potential energy exporter. This will be achieved by supporting project preparatory activities for the Sun Koshi 2, Sun Koshi 3, and Dudh Koshi Hydropower Projects and a second 400-kilovolt transmission line project across Nepal's border with India. The facility will also provide public-private partnership project development services.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

24 Sep 2013

Grant

Nepal

Energy

Ongoing

$26.25 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Feasibility studies including initial environmental examinations (IEEs), environmental impact assessments (EIAs), and social impact assessments (SIAs) of Sun Koshi 2 and Sun Koshi 3 projects

Feasibility study, including IEE/EIA/SIA, and updated detailed engineering studies of Dudh Koshi project

Feasibility study, including IEE or EIA and SIA, for a second India-Nepal 400-kilovolt cross-border transmission line

FINANCING

$21 million (Asian Development Bank)

$5.25 million (Government of Nepal)