Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (ADB-47282-001)

  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 4, 2015
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1,201.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2016

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Project Description

The MFF will reinforce ongoing projects and finance new investments to boost energy trade and regional cooperation, strengthen the country's energy infrastructure, increase energy supply to accelerate electrification rate, and improve operational efficiency in the sector. In power, generation (renewable energy), transmission (regional and domestic lines), and distribution (on- and off-grid networks) projects are proposed; while wells rehabilitation is planned in gas.

The impact of the MFF will be improved access to sustainable energy supplies across Afghanistan. The outcome will be increased supply of imported and indigenous power.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

MFF Facility Concept 0090-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (FormerlyMultitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 750.00 million

Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 450.00 million

MFF Facility Concept: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 1.00 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Aleem, Asad
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS)
Chaman Houzouri,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
148 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Kingdom of Cambodia
Ministry of Energy and Water
Darul Aman Road,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
Pashtunistan Watt,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan