Afghanistan: MFF - Energy Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)

Sovereign Project | 42094-012 Status: Active


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Project Name MFF - Energy Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 42094-012
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0026-AFG: MFF - Energy Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Asian Development Fund US$ 570.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: MFF - Energy Sector Development Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Denmark - DANIDA (w/ LoA) US$ 12.40 million
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The Facility utilization period has been extended from 30 June 2017 through till 28 November 2018. All targets are achievable. Substantial progress has been made with all projects getting commissioned by end 2017. Detailed progress reporting is listed under each of the 5 tranches
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Projects are under implementation. Outputs will be achieved as planned. All projects will be commissioned by end 2017.
Geographical Location Afghanistan

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The EAs are ensuring that (i) the projects are designed, constructed, and operated in accordance with national and local environmental procedures and guidelines and with the Environment Policy (ii) the projects are designed, constructed, and operated in accordance with the EMPs as reflected in the IEEs and EARF; (iii) the EMPs will be incorporated in bidding documents and civil work contracts and implemented; and (iv) environmental performance reports will be submitted to ADB twice annually during the construction period, including progress made on the mitigation measures, monitoring data, problems encountered, enforcement plan, and any violations.
Involuntary Resettlement The EAs are ensuring that the design, implementation and operation of the Program are carried out in accordance with the IR Policy, applicable Government's law and regulations, and the agreed LARF. In the preparation and implementation of projects or subprojects under Tranche 1 and following tranches the EAs ensures that: (i) all land and rights of way required by the relevant projects or subprojects are made available in a timely manner; (ii) traditional (non-turnkey) construction contract awards are signed only at the condition that LARP approved by ADB is disclosed to the affected people (AP) and implemented; (iii) for all subprojects, independently from contract type, civil works initiation will be allowed only at the condition that ADB provides no objection and that the relevant LARPs are prepared, approved by ADB, disclosed to the APs and implemented; (iv) contractors' activities are in compliance with requirements of the LARPs; and (v) an independent monitor acceptable to ADB is engaged to carry out monitoring and evaluation and report to ADB based on the requirements of the LARPs.
Indigenous Peoples

The frameworks cover the Facility-specific information and requirements in accordance with ADB's safeguard policies: (i) the general anticipated impacts of the components or projects likely to be financed under the MFF on the environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples; (ii) the safeguard criteria that are to be used in selecting components, projects; (iii) the requirements and procedure that will be followed for screening and categorization, impact assessments, development of management plans, public consultation and information disclosure (including the 120-day disclosure rule, if required), and monitoring and reporting; and (iv) the institutional arrangements (including budget and capacity requirements) and the client's and ADB's responsibilities and authorities for the preparation, review and clearance of safeguard documents.

Prior to the preparation of each PFR, the applicability and relevance of each safeguard framework for environmental assessment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous people will be reviewed by DABS and/or MOM and updated to ensure relevance and consistency with applicable country legal frameworks and ADB's safeguard policies, as amended from time to time.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project funds may be used for studying the feasibility or preparing the designs of projects to be financed from the Facility. During design, stage an extensive process of dialogue will be conducrted with local communities apprising them of the new investments and its potential benefits.
During Project Implementation The Investment Program is scheduled for 10 years inclusive of procurement and construction activities and is expected for completion at the latest by 31 December 2016. Period of utilization is until 28 November 2018. The physical implementation of Tranche 1 is expected to be completed by 31 December 2016. The implementation of remaining 4 tranches is as per planned schedule.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will be required for, among others, (i) preparation of subprojects, (ii) detailed design, and (iii) construction supervision and management. Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Consulting firms will be selected through international competition using quality- and cost-based selection method. Individual consultants may be recruited for specific assignments in accordance with the ADB's procedure. It is envisioned that, because of the continuation of a number of tasks during implementation, single-source selection may be used for certain assignments with the prior approval of ADB.
Procurement Procurement to be financed under the Investment Program will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for goods and works funded under the Investment Program. ICB will be used for supply contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of or more than $1 million. ICB will be used for works contracts estimated to cost the equivalent of or more than $5 million.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asad Aleem
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
Dr. Jalil P. Shams
Near Kabul Nandari, Kabul, Afghanistan


Concept Clearance 09 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 23 May 2008 to 06 Jun 2008
MRM 23 Jul 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0026-AFG

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 570.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 570.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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