According to the bank website, "technical and capacity constraints in Afghanistan have inhibited electrification rate at 32%, which is among the lowest 5% globally. 20 out of 34 provinces are not connected to grid supply which increases cost of doing business, deteriorates environment, and subdues sustainable development indicators. This constrains growth; creates disparities; and fuels ethnic and regional tensions, insecurity, and discontent. The proposed tranche will extend the national grid into eastern provinces with a population of nearly 2 million, and will allow evacuation of indigenous generation and extension of power interconnection towards Pakistan. The Tranche 4 will construct a 220-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Kabul and Jalalabad. An additional transformer of 200 MVA (megavolt ampheres) will be installed at this substation."
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
Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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