46392-001: North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project (formerly Power Distribution Project)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Description

The proposed project will construct a 500-kV transmission line about 225 km long across the Hindukush mountain range between the northern town of Dashte Alwan and Kabul at the southern end. It will include a new 500-kV and 220-kV substation to connect to the grid in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. The project will add 1,000-1,300 MW to the existing 300 MW of transmission capacity between northern and southern Afghanistan. The new line will transmit electricity produced domestically by hydropower a... Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 46392-001
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0374
Grant No. 0375
Approval Date 25 Nov 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 99,000
Geographical Location Dashte Alwan
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories No gender elements
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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Responsible ADB Officer
Asad Aleem
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Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Energy Division, CWRD

Last PDS Update
22 Jul 2014

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