Project Name MFF: Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Investment Program
Project Number 48096-003
Country / Economy Afghanistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: MFF: Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Investment Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 222.09 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Some gender elements
Description The project was approved as a stand alone loan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Impact the Program is Aligned With:

Increased jobs and gross domestic product growth as outlined in the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework, 2017-2021


Improved management and use of water resources in the Arghandab River basin


Dahla Dam optimized

Hydropower powerhouse installed and transmission lines completed

Main urban water supply to Kandahar city completed

Reliability of irrigation water supply increased

Stakeholder capacity in water resource management and use strengthened

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Concept Clearance 08 Dec 2016
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2020
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