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|PDS Creation Date||31 Jul 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||31 Aug 2006|
|Project Name||SRI: AES KELANITISSA POWER PROJECT|
|Geographical Location||Sri Lanka|
|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.|
|Subsector||Conventional energy generation|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
AES Kelanitissa (Private )Limited
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|PS||7167/1815||Political Risk Guarantee||US$ 31,000|
|PS||7167/1815||Private Sector Loan||US$ 26,000|
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The overall environmental impacts of construction and operation of the power plant will not be significant. The environmental impacts during construction will primarily be from noise and dust. The potential impacts during operation will be noise from generators and cooling towers, risk from oil spill and fire, and air pollution from flue gas emissions (specifically sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide).
A program of public consultation was designed early in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process and a public consultation and disclosure plan was produced and agreed with Ceylon Electrification Authority (CEA). Consultations have been undertaken with stakeholders including government, nongovernment, and community-based organizations.
|The Project will add significant new energy efficient generation capacity immediately to the CEB system to minimize the cost of power shortages. By helping to minimize Sri Lanka's reliance on hydropower, it will stabilize Sri Lanka's power supply capability in a manner consistent with the low cost energy options identified by the GOSL. Finally, because the Project attracts private capital to the power sector, it frees up GOSL funds to meet other pressing financing requirements in the social sectors.|
|ADB's country operational strategy in Sri Lanka is to support projects that will accelerate economic growth to reduce poverty and increase employment opportunities. The Project will promote ADB's economic growth objective by supporting policy and institutional reforms that encourage private sector development and improve public sector management in the sector, and thus augment Sri Lanka's infrastructure capacity. The development of a more affordable and widely available electricity supply is an important infrastructure service required to improve living standards and support balanced regional economic growth.|
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
The Project has stabilized Sri Lanka's power supply capability as demand for electricity has increased over the years.
|Status of Operation / Construction
|Date of First Listing||–|
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||15 Nov 2000|
|Due Diligence Mission||31 Oct 2000 to 02 Nov 2000|
|Investment Committee Meeting||11 Oct 2000|
|Approval||19 Dec 2000|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Aniruddha V. Patil (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives Div|
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/34912-014/documents|