According to official documents released in a report by the World Bank, progress on the $400 million National Transmission Modernization Project has been described as moderately satisfactory.
The project was approved in December 2017 with a view to modernizing parts of the National Transmission System and developing parts of the business process of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company and the closing date of this project is 31 January 2024
The main features of the project include the expansion and up gradation of the transmission network for which 344.56 million dollars have been allocated and 29.46 million dollars have been allocated for the deployment of the resource planning system and 20 million allocated for the project management technical assistance and capacity building.
According to the official documents disclosed by the project, the project started on 11 December 2018 and the procurement of design supply and installation infrastructure components is also in progress which were given to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company.
All three AIS to GIS packages have been canceled due to high bidding costs.
Technical evaluation review of 756 KV grid substations of Islamabad West is in progress and 11 transformers out of 43 transformers of NTDC network have been installed.
10 out of 11 contracts have been signed for the Enterprise Resource Planning implementation under the jurisdiction of ERP out of which the bidding process of the 11th contract is ongoing and its bidding was canceled due to low bid response.
Power System Consultancy Contract of NTDC Grid which was awarded and NTDC Grid Code has been reviewed and approved by Nepra according to the disclosed documents.
The World Bank has described the pace of work on the project as “moderate satisfactorily” and the overall risk as “substantial”.