Afghanistan: Energy Development 2014-2023

Sovereign Project | 47282-002 Status: Active


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Project Name Energy Development 2014-2023
Project Number 47282-002
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8509-AFG: Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA: Energy Development 2014-2023 (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project preparation phase has been extended till 30 June 2016 to effectively engage with newly elected Afghan government and with development partners to design the project scope. Stakeholders are being consulted during the project preparation. PPTA Consultant has been engaged to undertake comprehensive analysis and stakeholders consultations (in accordance with ADB's Social Safeguard Policy) to factor in all land acquisition, resettlement and environmental considerations into projects design. The Consultant is now preparing Tranche 2 of the Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program and is finalizing the bidding documents for turnkey contracts under G-0464/0465.
During Project Implementation Consultation and information sharing with local communities is being made. Necessary social safeguards and environmental analyses is being undertaken and will be updated once the design work is initiated for sub-projects. Relevant documentation will be approved by ADB before contractor could be mobilized to undertake construction activities at project sites. Collaboration with stakeholders will be promoted to ensure compliance with national standards as well as ADB's Safeguard Policy 2009.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Following a Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method with a technical: financial weighting of 90:10, a PPTA Consultant (international consulting firm) was mobilized on 26 May 2014 to undertake the required preparatory work including due diligence for technical, financial, economic, and social safeguards impacts for an ensuing ADB project in Afghanistan. The PPTA Consultant is expected to complete the said tasks by 25 February 2015.

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 -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8509-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2013 25 Dec 2013 25 Dec 2013 30 Nov 2014 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,600,000.00 19 Nov 2013 842,400.68
Title Document Type Document Date
Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023 Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2014

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