Afghanistan : Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation (PFR 2 of MFF 0026)

Sovereign Project | 42094-072

To prepare the Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitatoin Project to be funded through PFR 2 of MFF 0026-Energy Sector Development Investment Program

Project Name
Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation (PFR 2 of MFF 0026)
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Afghanistan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7289-AFG: Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation (PFR 2 of MFF 0026)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

No gender elements
To prepare the Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitatoin Project to be funded through PFR 2 of MFF 0026-Energy Sector Development Investment Program
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

After decades of conflict, only 9% of the population has access to electricity and per capita electricity consumption is merely 21 kWh. The Afghanistan National Development Strategy (2008) aims to supply at least 65% of households and 90% of nonresidential establishments in major urban areas, and at least 25% of households in rural areas by end-2010. Following Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Country Partnership Strategy for Afghanistan 2009-2013 which also prioritizes energy sector development, ADB approved DABS and the Ministry of Energy and Water's request to fund a portion of the outstanding works to rehabilitate the Kabul distribution network.


Larger and most cost-effective supply to consumers in Kabul resulting in sustainable economic development.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

An investment program for the electricity sector and support due diligence work.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Feasibility study

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Individual consultants will be engaged under the Project: (i) international, 5.7 person-months; and (ii) national, 6.0 person-months.


Responsible ADB Officer
ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Energy Division, CWRD


Concept Clearance
Fact Finding
27 May 2009
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
09 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update
30 Jul 2009


TA 7289-AFG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 May 2009 - 27 May 2009 30 Sep 2009 - 25 Feb 2010
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 185,657.67

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