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  • Papua New Guinea
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2017-07-04
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Borrower or Client: Government of Papua New Guinea
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  • Energy
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 60.90 million
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Project Cost (USD): $ 60.90 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-01
Disclosure Date: 2017-03-30
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 2

Project Description
The components proposed for financing under the requested PFR are: Component 1: Rehabilitation of two hydropower plants: (i) Yonki Toe of Dam (YTOD) hydropower plant, and (ii) Warangoi hydropower plant, which are currently operating below their full capacities. After rehabilitation, these plants will be capable of operating at their rated capacity of 28.0 MW-18 MW YTOD, and the 10 MW Warangoi plant. Moreover, the proposed rehabilitation will extend the economic life of these plants by another 20 to 25 years and ensure that they are brought to current standards. Component 2: Construction of Ramazon run-of-river small hydropower plant with a preliminary capacity of 3 MW. The project will include construction of a (i) concrete weir, (ii) 5 km pipeline, (iii) penstock, (iv) powerhouse, and (v) new access road from the existing road to the powerhouse and internal roads within the project area. IMPACT Improved economic condition of the population in the targeted provincial centers.
Investment Description
Contact Information
Energy Division of the Department of Petroleum and Energy P.O. Box 494 Waigani, NCD Papua New Guinea ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
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