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 42094-072
Country / Economy Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7289-AFG: Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation (PFR 2 of MFF 0026)
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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description 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.
Impact 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
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 -
Approval 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 Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,000.00 17 Jun 2022 185,657.67

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