Afghanistan: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4

Sovereign Project | 42094-052 Status: Active


ADB is helping Afghanistan upgrade its energy infrastructure to improve supply and increase regional power trade. The project will install transmission lines to expand the network in North-West Afghanistan and to connect to the Turkmenistan system. It will also extend the distribution network southeast of Kabul, the capital.

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Project Name Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4
Project Number 42094-052
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0332-AFG: MFF - Energy Sector Development Investment Program Project 4 (formerly MFF - Energy Development Project Tranche 4)
Asian Development Fund US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Target achievable as various import and indigenous generation projects are under implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project Implementation Consultant has been mobilized. Two turnkey contracts have been awarded for the (i) 500 kV transmission line Aqina to Sheberghan and Sheberghan to Mazar-e-Sharif; and (ii) 220kV substations at Andkhoy and Sheberghan and an upgradation of an existing 220kV substation at Mazar-e-Sharif. Bid evaluation for the distribution subprojects is on-going.
Geographical Location Andkhoy, Sheberghan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Pul-e-Alam, and Gardez

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An IEE report for the Project has been prepared and posted in accordance with ADB Guidelines and ADB Safeguard Policy Statement, June 2009, Laws on the protection of nature of the Government of Afghanistan, discussions with the MEW and National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA). The IEE will be updated during Project implementation based on contractor's detailed designs.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project may have some involuntary resettlement impacts that are not significant. A draft LARP for the transmission line (Andkhoy to Mazar-i-Sharif) was prepared in October 2012.
Indigenous Peoples Impacts on indigenous peoples are not envisaged.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The current security situation makes it difficult to undertake effective community consultation without compromising the safety of staff and consultants. No public consultation has been carried out at this stage.
During Project Implementation Necessary public consultation will be conducted on-site by the Program Management Office of DABS with assistance from the implementation consultant prior to commencement of construction and will be reported to ADB in due course. The project impacts are not considered significant. As the project develops and if particular risks or impacts to the local community are identified; then a community relation plan and grievance mechanism will be developed.

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Consulting Services

1. Program Management and Implementation Consultants - Quality-Based Selection using Full Technical Proposal

2. External Auditor - Single Source Selection


1. 500 kV Transmission Line (100 kms approx) from AFG/TKM border to Sheberghan and 220 kV Transmission Line (142 kms approx) between Sheberghan and Mazar Sharif - ICB Turnkey

2. 220/20 kV substations at Andkhoy and Sheberghan and expansion of 220kv substation at Mazar Sharif - ICB Turnkey

3. 220/20 kv Distribution Networks 20 kV Distribution Networks:

Lot 1: Pul-e-Alam(13,000 connections), Lot 2: Gardez (13,000 connections) and Wazay Zadran (5,000

connections); Lot 3:Khost (13,000 connections)- ICB Turnkey

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
Chaman Houzouri,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 23 Nov 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0332-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2012 07 Mar 2013 05 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2017 28 Nov 2018 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 203.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 18 Dec 2012 97.70 0.00 49%
Counterpart 3.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2012 13.96 0.00 7%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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