Afghanistan Gas Project (AGASP) (WB-P172109)

Countries
  • Afghanistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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
Nov 13, 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.
Borrower
Government of Afghanistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 52.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project aims "to facilitate a sustainable supply of gas through targeted investments in gas infrastructure and enhanced gas sector governance." The project key results are; "increased capacity to delivercommercial-quality3natural gas through to off-takers in Sheberghan and Mazar; and b)Improved institutional, regulatory and contractual framework for gas sector management and oversight."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Michael C. Stanley, Lead Mining Specialist
Noora Arfaa, Operations Officer

Borrower/Client/Recipient
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Mines and Petroluem
Nargis Nehan, Minister
nehan.office@gmail.com

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