Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 5 (ADB-47282-008)

  • Afghanistan
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Specific Location
Eastern provinces
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 6, 2018
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Government of Afghanistan
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 143.42 million
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 143.42 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 25, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank website, Tranche 5 subprojects are linked and sequenced with projects under all previous tranches of the MFF. Tranche 5 will extend and strengthen the national grid into two remaining eastern provinces with a population of nearly 1.2 million, roughly 4% of Afghan population. The Tranche 5 will construct transmission lines, substations and finance operations of the program management office in DABS. The proposed transmission lines would provide significant value addition to (i) evacuate power from multiple photovoltaic solar projects (under implementation and planned) in the region, (ii) provide sustainable power to multiple industrial parks in eastern Afghanistan, (iii) strengthen supplies from 100 MW Naghlu hydropower plant, and (iv) enable grid stability by interconnection with transmission lines in adjoining provinces. The project will: (i) construct a 95 kilometer 220-kV transmission double circuit line between Nangrahar provincial capital Jalalabad and Kunar provincial capital Asadabad; (ii) commission 2 X 40 megavolt-ampheres (MVA) substation in Asadabad; (iii) finance a 69 kilometer 220-kV single circuit transmission line between Ghazni provincial capital and Paktika provincial capital Sharana; (iv) construct 2 X 16 MVA substation in Sharana with construction of 2 bays in an existing Ghazni substation; and (v) strengthen planning and project implementation capacity in DABS.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

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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