Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Project (ADB-48096-002)

Countries
  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kandahar
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Borrower
Government of Afghanistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 231.09 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)
$ 231.09 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 12, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, "the proposed Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Investment Project (the project) will finance improvements to the availability and use of water resources for irrigated agriculture, urban water supply, and power generation for Kandahar, the country’s second largest city, and its vicinity. The project—located in the Arghandab River sub-basin, within the Helmand River system—will also make the management of these water resources more efficient."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Woldring, Hans Siewert
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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