Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 08 Jan 2009

Project Name Improving Barki Tajik's Billing and Collection System
Country Tajikistan
Project/Program Number 32513-022
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3600-0

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the TA is to assist the Government in the design and implementation of a billing and collection system to reduce accounts receivable. The TA will (i) cover the implementation of a pilot computerized system to support the billing and collection system at a large distribution subsidiary, (ii) formulate recommendations for the improvement of the consumer management process covering billing and collection for electricity customers at all voltage levels, and (iii) provide training for BT's customer service personnel in the use of the system. (This TA is piggybacked to Power Rehabilitation loan.)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 11
Consulting Services
The TA Project will require about 19 person-months of consulting services, comprising 13 person-months of international consulting services with expertise in metering, information systems and consumer credit management, and 6 person-months of domestic consulting services with expertise in information systems. Procurement of computer hardware and software for use under the TA is to be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Apr 2000 to 25 Apr 2000
Management Review Meeting
Approval 20 Dec 2000


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3600 20 Dec 2000 15 Feb 2001 15 Feb 2001 31 Jan 2002 31 Mar 2004


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3600 500 500 468 32 468 32

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Xavier Y. Humbert (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Barki Tajik
Mr. Bakhrom S. Sirojev, Chairman


Project Website
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