Additional Financing for the Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (WB-P167898)

  • Europe and Central Asia
  • South Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Afghanistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
May 31, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Governments of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 65.00 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)
$ 65.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 18, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 9, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, "the objective of the project is to create the conditions for sustainable electricity trade between the Central Asian countries of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic and the South Asian countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan." The project involves construction of HighVoltage Transmission Infrastructure, Technical Assistance and Project Implementation Support, and Community Support Programs.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Husam Mohamed Beides, Lead Energy Specialist
Anh Nguyet Pham, Senior Energy Specialist
Fowzia Hassan, Senior Energy Specialist

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Dr. Mustafa Mastoor, Deputy Minister of Finance

Ministry of Finance, Tajikistan
Jamshed Shoimzod, Deputy Minister
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Omer Rasul, Additional Secretary

Kyrgyz Republic
Aibek Kaliev, Deputy Minister

Implementing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
Abdul Razique Samadi
Chief Executive Officer

National Electric Grid of Kyrgyzstan
Medetbek Aitkulov, General Director
Barki Tajik
Rahmatzoda Rustam

National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC)
Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry, Managing Director


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