Qaisar-Dari Bum Road Project (ADB-37075-023)

Countries
  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Dec 6, 2017
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Borrower
Government of Afghanistan
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Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 330.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 330.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2018


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Project Description

According to the bank website, the objective of the Project is to help the Government to promote economic and social development and reduce poverty by rehabilitating the primary road network damaged during two decades of conflict and neglect. The Project will support (i) rehabilitation of the Qaisar-Bala Murghab section (90 km) of Herat-Andkhoy road; (ii) installation of road tolling facilities including toll plazas, computers and communications equipment, and weighing machines for the project road; (iii) HIV/AIDS prevention and anti-human trafficking awareness activities; (iv) construction supervision and monitoring; and (iv) incremental project management such as engagement of external auditors to audit project accounts and the payment of additional salary of MPW staff assigned to the PMU and the consultant team.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Thiruchelvam, Mookiah
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance
Mr. Mohammad Khalid Payenda, Deputy Minister
khalid.payenda@mof.gov.af
Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 

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