Afghanistan: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 42094-042 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Afghanistan improve power supply in areas south of the capital, Kabul. The project will increase generation capacity in Gereshk, an economic center in Helmand province, by upgrading a hydropower plant. It will replace 10 kilometers of 3.3 kV distribution lines with 20 kV lines, and install new end-user meters. The project will also enhance operations of the power utility, DABS.

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Project Name Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 42094-042
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0280-AFG: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3
Asian Development Fund US$ 43.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The civil works on rehabilitation of power house and replacement of electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical equipment started. After introducing certain measures to facilitate the contract implementation the project outcome will beachievable by the end Q3 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The civil works contract to replace three turbine generators (1.62 MW each) in the power house has started. The target is achievable by June 2016. Turbines are already manufacturing in China and shipped to the project site by April 2016.

Rebidding for procurement of LV transmission and distribution equipment is underway. Construction of distribution network will be done in parallel with rehabilitation of generation facilities by the end of 2016.

DABS operational staff is receiving on the job training by ADB financed consultants from SMEC, Hill International and contractors working on distribution rehabilitation projects (KEC, FEKA). The activitie are ongoing and target is achievable by end Dec 2016.

Geographical Location Gereshk District, Afghanistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An IEE and EMP were disclosed at ADB website on 4 October 2011. The executing agency conducted a public information dissemination campaign in Gereshk. The project impacts are considered minimal and the security risks to both the local community and undertaker of doing this public consultation far out weigh the benefits. However, should as the Project develops it be identified that there will be particular risks or impacts to the local community then a community relation plan and grievance mechanisms should be developed to enable information and guidance to be disseminated to the local community and to provide them with a mechanism to feedback queries and concerns.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project may have some involuntary resettlement impacts that are not significant. Due to the security situation in the project area the preparation of the required RP will be done after the finalization of the detail design. Updated LARF was disclosed at ADB website on 8 November 2011.
Indigenous Peoples Impacts on indigenous peoples are not envisaged.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with key stakeholders has been ongoing throughout project development. No public consultation is envisaged so far, as the security risks to both the local community are undertaken. However, as the project develops, should it be identified that there will be particular risks or impacts to the local community, then a community relation plan and grievance mechanisms should be developed to enable information and guidance to be disseminated to the local community, and to provide them with a mechanism to feedback queries and concerns.
During Project Implementation Consultation and information sharing with local communities. The executing agency conducts public information dissemination campaign in Gereshk.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Project supervision consultants - Quality-Based Selection using Full Technical Proposal
Procurement

Rehabilitation and upgrading of Gereshk Hydropower Plant - ICB turnkey

Distribution network upgrade - ICB goods

End-user metering system - ICB goods

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
RAZIQUE.SAMADI@DABS.AF
Chaman Houzouri,
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0280-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 21 Jan 2012 20 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 43.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 43.00 22 Dec 2011 31.93 0.00 74%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2011 11.06 0.00 26%

Grant 0281-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 21 Jan 2012 20 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 22 Dec 2011 0.00 15.66 78%
Counterpart 1.10 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2011 0.00 12.78 64%

Grant 0282-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 21 Jan 2012 20 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 22 Dec 2011 0.00 10.82 87%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2011 0.00 7.84 63%

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