43281-013: Tanahu Hydropower Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project has three main components: (i) a medium-sized hydropower plant of 140 megawatts (MW) with significant water storage facilities and associated transmission lines to evacuate the generated power; (ii) rural electrification and community development in the project area, and (iii) a reform and restructuring plan for the national utility, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The project site is in the Seti River in the Tanahu district, about 150 kilometers (km) west of Kathmandu. Read More

Country Nepal
Project Number 43281-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Loan No. 2991
Loan No. 2990
Loan No. -
TA No. 8329
Approval Date 28 Jul 2014
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 150,000
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Large hydropower generation
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Partnerships (PAR)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: A

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