Afghanistan: Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023

Sovereign Project | 47282-002

Summary

In Afghanistan power subsector, generation (conventional and renewable), transmission (domestic and regional), and distribution (on- and off-grid) projects are proposed for ADB financing under Energy MFF 2 (2015-2023). In addition, wells rehabilitation is likewise considered in the gas subsector. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will conduct due diligence for an ensuing ADB project aimed to increase electricity supply and access to electricity and increase gas supply for electricity production and industrial uses.

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Project Name Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023
Project Number 47282-002
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Approved
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
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
Description In Afghanistan power subsector, generation (conventional and renewable), transmission (domestic and regional), and distribution (on- and off-grid) projects are proposed for ADB financing under Energy MFF 2 (2015-2023). In addition, wells rehabilitation is likewise considered in the gas subsector. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will conduct due diligence for an ensuing ADB project aimed to increase electricity supply and access to electricity and increase gas supply for electricity production and industrial uses.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Afghanistan is a net energy and electricity importer. While renewable energy and fossil fuel resources exist, these need to be developed. Electricity is a growing portion of total energy consumption with connection rates having increased from 7% in 2003 to 28% in 2011 when demand was 670 megawatts (MW) and electric consumption was 3,400 gigawatt-hours (GWh). Domestic generation capacity is 470 MW. Growing demand has been met by electricity imports which represented 73% of total supply in 2011. By 2032, demand is forecast to reach 3,500 MW and electric consumption at 18,400 GWh. Meeting this demand requires all viable import and domestic sources to be developed.
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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 November 2015 to effectively engage with newly elected Afghan governmet and with development partners to design the project scope. Stakeholders will be 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.
During Project Implementation Consultation and information sharing with local communities will be made. Necessary social safeguards and environmental analyses will be undertaken and 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 policies.
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 ADB Officer Asad Aleem
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna SherkatChaman Houzouri,Kabul,Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 19 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2015

TA 8509-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2013 25 Dec 2013 25 Dec 2013 30 Nov 2014 24 Nov 2015 -
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 568,318.64
Title Document Type Document Date
Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023 Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2014

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