Afghanistan : Energy Development 2014-2023

Sovereign Project | 47282-002

Project Name Energy Development 2014-2023
Project Number 47282-002
Country / Economy Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8509-AFG: Energy Development 2014-2023
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8509-AFG: 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 No gender elements
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 projects prepared under the TA are under advanced stages of procurement, including (i) 500-kV line from Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan, (ii) 220-kV line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy -- both contracts will be awarded in October 2017. The third package comprising Back to Back Convertor Station (500-MW) at Dashte Alwan is ready for issuance of bidding documents, with contract award expected in mid 2018. Stakeholders were being consulted during the project preparation. PPTA Consultant undertook 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 has been made. Necessary social safeguards and environmental analyses was 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 is 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.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 19 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

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 Sep 2017 30 Oct 2017
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,900,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 28 Sep 2017 1,014,710.95

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