Herat Electrification Project (WB-P162022)

  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 13, 2017
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Government of Afghanistan
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  • Hydropower
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 60.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 13, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2017

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Project Description
The objective of the Herat Electrification Project is to provide access to electricity to households, institutions, and businesses in selected areas of Herat Province, Afghanistan. There are three components to the project, the first component being electrification of four districts in Herat Province. This component supports investments for building a new 110 kV transmission line, and four 110/20 kV substations and medium and low voltage distribution networks in four districts of Herat Province. The second component is the grid densification, extension, and off-grid pilots in Herat Province. This component will extend grid as well as intensify and upgrade the existing grid to provide access to new or improved electricity service6 to other parts of Herat Province. Additionally, solar mini-grids andsolar-hybrid mini-grids would be piloted in villages that are unlikely to obtain grid electricity in less than five years and where it is technically and economically justifiable. Specific subprojects will be identified and appraised during project implementation. Subprojects to provide electricity to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and returnees will also be considered under component two. Finally, the third component is the technical assistance. This component will finance technical assistance (TA) to ensure timely and quality completion of the project, to enhance DABS capacity in procurement, engineering studies and project management, to enhance financial planning for the utility, and to prepare a foundation for further extension and integration of the grid in Herat Province.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
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