Transport Network Improvement Project (Kabul-Jalalabad Road) (ADB-53025-001)

Countries
  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Zeyart Haji (Sapary) to Mimla (Jalalabad)
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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
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 63.00 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)
$ 63.00 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 Jul 19, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank website, "the proposed project will finance the construction of 85 kilometer (km) of road section in southeastern Afghanistan from Zeyart Haji (Sapary) to Mimla (Jalalabad) which is the middle section of the Kabul to Jalalabad alternative road and among the nation's strategic economic corridors the lifeline of Afghanistan export and import through Karachi, Pakistan. The road section is also part of the key corridors under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. This is the second attempt to complete this road section and will be using the fragile and conflict-affected situation (FCAS) approach by providing opportunities for greater participation of national contractors and consultants, facilitating community engagement through community development programs, and flexible security provision to the contractors."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Mookiah Thiruchelvam
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance
Pashtunistan Watt,
Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Transport
First Macrorayan, Kabul,Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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