Afghanistan: Feasibility Study for Power Transmission and Distribution Project

Sovereign Project | 37078-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Feasibility Study for Power Transmission and Distribution Project
Project Number 37078-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4160-AFG: Feasibility Study for Power Transmission and Distribution Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objective of the Project is to: enable reduction of investments in power generation to maintain the reserve for peak demand, improve operational efficiency, promote economic regional power trade and cooperation, and provide a more reliable supply of electricity from an interconnected network. The Project is envisaged to comprise (i) investment component that will rebuild the interconnecting transmission lines between Afghanistan and neighboring Central Asian Republics, and also strengthen interconnection within the country; (ii) capacity building for the executing agency in power transmission system operation and maintenance; and (iii) project implementation support involving consulting services for project design, management and capacity building.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services It is envisaged that about 18 person-months of international and 20 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. Selection of consultants will be in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Nariman Mannapbekov
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Water(MEW formerly MWP)
Project Director
Kabul Republic of Afghanistan
Concept Clearance 30 Apr 2003
Fact Finding 04 Jun 2003 to 11 Jun 2003
Approval 13 Aug 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jul 2009

TA 4160-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2003 18 Sep 2003 18 Sep 2003 31 Jul 2004 31 Oct 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 13 Aug 2003 628,582.35
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Power Transmission and Distribution Project Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2003

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