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Afghanistan: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program -Tranche 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47282-003 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Afghanistan to finance investments in energy trade and regional cooperation; energy infrastructure; and energy supply to accelerate the electrification rate. The project is improving access to sustainable energy supplies across the country.

 
Project Name Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program -Tranche 1
Project Number 47282-003
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0464-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 110.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 110.00 million
Grant 0465-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 35.00 million
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 35.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy utility services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The subprojects proposed for financing under the requested PFR are: 1) 500 kV transmission line from Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan, 2) 220 kV transmission line from Andkhoy to Sheberghan, 3) project preparation facility for future energy projects and provision of analytical consulting services, and 4) program supervision and implementation consultancy.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Tranche 1 will allow expanded power imports by constructing the last missing links to forge Turkmenistan-Afghanistan interconnector.
Impact increase in electrification rate and energy security across Afghanistan (project-defined).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome increased supply of imported power from Turkmenistan.
Progress Toward Outcome The contract was awarded in December 2019. However, there is a delay with the contract effectiveness given that the contractor refused from the advance payment. The contract will be amended to reflect the change in the effectiveness conditions. It is expected that the contract becomes effective by Q4-2020.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

306 kilometers (approximately) of 500 kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan operational

66 kilometers (approximately) of 220 kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy completed.

Future projects designed and prepared for financing by ADB and other development partners

Business plan and tariff model and framework developed for DABS.

12 kilometers (approximately) of 220 kV transmission line from Mazar independent power plant (IPP) to 220 kV Mazar-e-Sharif - Sheberghan transmission line including one switchyard completed.

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

The contract was awarded in December 2019. However, there is a delay with the contract effectiveness given that the contractor refused from the advance payment. The contract will be amended to reflect the change in the effectiveness conditions. It is expected that the contract becomes effective by Q4-2020.

The 500-kV transmission line from Sherberghan to Dash-e-Alwan project contractor has been mobilized. The contractor has been commenced the preliminary activities in the project site. the overall progress of preliminary works, mobilization and survey and design works as per progress of the month of September 2020 is 65.99%.

The EPC contract for 220-kV transmission line from Andkhoy to Shberghan was signed on 19 November 2017 and mobilization advance payment disbursed in December 2017. The contractor mobilized and has commenced the project survey and design works. The overall project progress is about 99.21% as of end of September 2020.

The analytical studies consultancy packages for preparation of the generation and transmission projects were announced through CSRN on 22 June 2016. The original submission date of EoIs was 21 July 2016. The deadline was extended till 3 August 2016. ADB issued its no-objection to Submission 3 on 13 June 2018 and Submission 4 on 16 July 2018. The contracts award was expected by Q1 2019. The analytical studies package was rejected by NPC in December 2018. Based on the additional analysis conducted by the ADB team jointly with the Ministry of Finance and DABS, it was agreed to split the analytical studies consulting package into 5 packages: (i) update of Power Sector Master Plan, (ii) restructuring of DABS, (iii) distribution network development plan, (iv) evaluation of hydropower dams; and (v) preparation of Solar Energy Generation Project 2.

The engagement of the consulting firms to: (a) update the Power Master Plan; (b) prepare distribution system development plan; (c) restructure DABS to make it efficient and operational; and (d) evaluate hydropower dams are at the procurement stage. The contract for the solar energy generation project 2 was signed in May 2020.

The results of the above-listed technical assistance will serve the basis to prepare a policy-based operation to foster the energy sector reforms to make the sector financially viable and attractive to the private sector.

There are delays in engaging the consultants to provide technical assistance to DABS to (i) update the Power Sector Master Plan; (ii) develop distribution network development plan; (iii) evaluate of hydropower dams; and (iv) restructure DABS. The outcomes of this technical assistance will help DABS to establish its investment, financing and operating costs requirements. The technical assistance is expected to be implemented in Q42020 subject to expeditious approval of the procurement documents by the relevant government authorities including the NPA and NPC.

Geographical Location Baghlan, Balkh, Faryab, Samangan, Wilayat-e Jowzjan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects MFF-II Tranche 1 is categorized as category B in terms of its negative environmental impacts. An updated Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report for the two turnkey projects is updated biannually and disclosed. LARP has been updated and disclosed. The revised version IDEE for IPP Mazar was reviewed and disclosed. Projects have no adverse environmental impact. Initial IEE was posted on ADB's website in October 2015. It is being implemented as project implementation and physical construction is in progress.
Involuntary Resettlement

A resettlement plan has been updated and posted on ADB's website in Feb (Q1) 2019. It is being updated periodically as project implementation and physical construction is in progress.

The social safeguards due diligence reports for the 500kV Sheberghan-Dasht-e-Alwan Transmission Line (Faryab, Samangan, Jawzjan, and Balk provinces) were disclosed in May 2020.

The social safeguards due diligence report for the 500kV Sheberghan-Dasht-e-Alwan Transmission Line (Baghlan province) was disclosed in July 2020.

The Resettlement Plan for the 220kV Sheberghan to Andkhoy Transmission Line project was disclosed in August 2020.

Indigenous Peoples No impact on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB project team and the project implementation consultant consulted the stakeholders during project design and preparation. This is reflected in project documentation
During Project Implementation Periodic consultative meetings are being scheduled starting from June 2018. The project consultative meeting is held bimonthly to update the progress and discuss the project issues accordingly.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants to be recruited using Quality-Based Selection (QBS) method following ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time)
Procurement Project works to be carried out under turnkey contracts procured through international competitive bidding following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Mukhamedova, Takhmina
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
[email protected]
Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 27 Oct 2015
Approval 08 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2020

Grant 0464-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2015 19 Dec 2015 07 Apr 2016 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 230.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 220.00 08 Dec 2015 64.47 0.00 59%
Counterpart 10.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Dec 2015 32.85 0.00 30%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory

Grant 0465-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2015 19 Dec 2015 07 Apr 2016 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 70.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 08 Dec 2015 0.00 34.28 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 70.00 08 Dec 2015 0.00 25.04 72%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: 500 kV Sheberghan–Dasht-e-Alwan Transmission Line Project Updated Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: 220 KV Sheberghan to Andkhoy Transmission Line Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: 500 kV Sheberghan-Dasht-e-Alwan Transmission Line Project (Baghlan Province) Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: 220 kV Sheberghan–Andkhoy Transmission Line Project (Faryab Province) Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: 500 kV Sheberghan–Dasht-e-Alwan Transmission Line Project (Jawzjan Province) Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: 500 kV Sheberghan–Dasht-e-Alwan Transmission Line Project (Samangan Province) Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program –Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: 220-kV Sheberghan to Andkhoy Transmission Line Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2019
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Mazar IPP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2018
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2015
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2015

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2021
Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2021
Electrical Design Engineers Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020
Surveyors civil engineers 4 Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020
Surveyors civil engineers 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020
Team Leader / Transmission Line design Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020
Recruitment of Civil/Structural Design Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020
Electrical Design Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020
Surveyors Electrical engineers 3 Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020
Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020
Civil/Structural Design Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2020 23 Aug 2020
Surveyors civil engineers 3 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Surveyors Electrical engineers 4 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Surveyors electrical engineers 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Surveyors electrical engineers 3 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Team Leader (Distribution Network Design Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Electrical Design Engineer 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Surveyors civil engineers 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Surveyors Electrical engineers 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2020 22 Aug 2020
Portfolio Management Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jul 2020 23 Jul 2020
Team Leader/Substation Design Engineer (1 Expert for 8-Person Months - International) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2020 28 Jul 2020
Surveyors site civil engineers 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020
Surveyors Electrical engineers 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020
Geotechnical Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020
Surveyors site civil engineers 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020
Surveyors Electrical engineers 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020
Surveyors site civil engineers 3 Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 24 Jun 2020
Consultancy package for project preparation consulting services NPA/DABS/99/CS-5900/QCBS Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2020 15 Jul 2020
Substation Protection System Design Engineer – International Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2019 05 Dec 2019
Electrical Design Engineer – National Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2019 05 Dec 2019
Civil/Structural Design Engineer – International Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2019 05 Dec 2019
Surveyor (Civil) – National Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Nov 2019 05 Dec 2019
Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2019 18 May 2019
Legal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2019 18 May 2019
Transmission Line Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2019 18 May 2019
Power Economist/Financial Expert/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2019 18 May 2019
Grant Nos. 0464/0465-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program -Tranche 1 [NPA/DABS/97/W-2199/ICB] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Apr 2019 01 Jul 2019
Consultancy services of project preparatory consultant for Solar Energy Generation project 2 Firm - Consulting Closed 03 Mar 2019 17 Mar 2019
Grant-0464/0465 AFG: MMF-2 Tranche 1 – Request for Recruitment of Individual Consultants for Herat City Gas Utilization and Market Study Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2018 03 Dec 2018
Topographic, Geo technical and Hydro logical Investigations Expert (National) -2 Person- Months / 3 Different Tasks Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Oct 2018 02 Nov 2018
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program- T 1: Request for Recruitment of Individual Consultants for Pule Hashimi to Shindand 188 KM 220 kV Transmission Line (TL, Shindand to Farah 200 KM 220 kV TL, 2x16 MVA Substat Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2018 03 Oct 2018
Economic and Financial 2 Experts for 6 Months Each - National Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2018 03 Oct 2018
Environmental Specialist 2 Experts for 6 Person Month Each - National Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2018 03 Oct 2018
Recruitment of Power System 2 Experts for 6-Person Months Each - National) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2018 03 Oct 2018
Gas Sector Business Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jun 2018 28 Jun 2018
Downstream Gas Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jun 2018 28 Jun 2018
Senior Solar Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 May 2018 04 Jun 2018
Solar Photo-voltaic Power Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 May 2018 21 May 2018
Senior Regulatory Management Support and Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2018 19 May 2018
Team Leader Regulatory Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2018 19 May 2018
Senior Gas Development Specialist (Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 May 2018 20 May 2018
Regulatory Specialist - Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018
Senior Energy Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018
Senior Regulatory Management Support and Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2018 11 Feb 2018
Financial Manager for Electric Power Utility (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018
Senior Regulatory Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018
Electric Power Utility Regulatory Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018
Financial Accountant for Electric Power Utility Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018
Senior Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2017 02 Jan 2018
Senior procurement/ Contract Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017
Senior Solar Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017
Preparation of Future projects and Analytical Studies Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017
Preparation of Future projects and Analytical Studies Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017
Preparation of Future projects and Analytical Studies Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017
Preparation of Future projects and Analytical Studies Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
PROJECT PREPARATORY CONSULTANT FOR SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION PROJECT 2 (ADB/97/CS-1) Grant 0464 31 May 2020 AF-CONSULT SWITZERLAND LTD. IN ASSOCIATION W/ TAFERSTRASSE 26 CH-5401 BADEN/DATTWIL SWITZERLAND Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 634,454.00
PROCUREMENT OF PLANT DESIGN SUPPLY INSTALLATION TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF 12KM 220KM TRANSMIS Grant 0464 14 Dec 2019 JOINT STOCK COMPANY TOJIKGIDORELECTROMONTAJ MR. SAFAROV IBBOL GENERAL DIRECTOR N.NUVAYDULLAEV STREET 377/1 DUSHANBE TAJIKISTAN REP. OF Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 5,080,278.65
POWER ECONOMIST AND FINANCIAL EXPERT/TEAM LEADER Grant 0464 15 Jul 2019 DON JOSEPH TILAK SIYAMBALAPITIYA 110 KATTUWA NEGOMBO SRI LANKA SRI LANKA 11500 SRI LANKA Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat CONSULTANCY 115,000.00
PROC OF PLANT DESIGN SUPPLY INSTLLN TESTNG & COMMSING OF 500KV TRANSMISSION LINE FR SHEBERGHAN Grant 0464 19 Nov 2017 KEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED CEAT MAHAL 1ST FLR DR ANNIE BESANT RD WORLI MUMBAI 400 030 INDIA INDIA Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 4,952,780.00
PROC OF PLANT DESIGN SUPPLY INSTLLN TESTING & COMMSNG OF 220KV TRANSMISSION LINE FROM SHEBERGHAN Grant 0464 19 Nov 2017 KALPATARU POWER TRANSMISSION LTD. 101 PART III GIDC ESTATE SECTOR 28 GANDHINAGAR-380 028 GUJARAT INDIA INDIA Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 14,961,219.00
PROC OF PLANT DESIGN SUPPLY INSTALLN TESTING & COMMSNG OF 500KV TRANSMISSION LINE FR SHEBERGHAN Grant 0465 19 Nov 2017 KEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED CEAT MAHAL 1ST FLR DR ANNIE BESANT ROAD WORLI MUMBAI 400 030 INDIA INDIA Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 55,000,000.00

Procurement Plan