Mazar IPP Afghan (IFC-35413)

  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Dehdadi District, Balkh Province
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Afghan Power Plant Company
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 21.40 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 91.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, the proposed project involves the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 58.56MW green-field, indigenous gas-based power plant, near the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, in the north-western region of Afghanistan (Project or Mazar IPP project). This will be the first private sector power project to use domestically produced natural gas and is expected to boost the country’s power generation by 30% approximately and supply electricity to about one million people.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors
Contact Information

Afghan Power Plant Company
Mr. Mahender Mehta, CEO
+971 55 330 3598
Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan 


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