47282-004: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 2 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023) | Asian Development Bank

Afghanistan: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 2 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47282-004 Status: Active

The project will expand power imports from Turkmenistan through an asynchronous power interconnection, establish a unified power grid in Afghanistan, and extend the power grid into central Afghanistan. The 500-MW converter station will allow Turkmen power into the Afghan grid under the ten-year power purchase and sales agreement signed in November 2015. The Doshi-Bamyan line will expand the grid to eight additional provinces, distribute power to nearly 150,000 people, and provide redundancy to the existing transmission network. The project has transmission and distribution system linkages with several projects assisted by ADB and other development partners. The project is fully aligned with the National Energy Supply Program of the Government of Afghanistan.

 
Project Name Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 2 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
Project Number 47282-004
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0521-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 (formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 188.23 million
Grant 0522-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 (formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 225.77 million
Grant 0523-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 (formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will expand power imports from Turkmenistan through an asynchronous power interconnection, establish a unified power grid in Afghanistan, and extend the power grid into central Afghanistan. The 500-MW converter station will allow Turkmen power into the Afghan grid under the ten-year power purchase and sales agreement signed in November 2015. The Doshi-Bamyan line will expand the grid to eight additional provinces, distribute power to nearly 150,000 people, and provide redundancy to the existing transmission network. The project has transmission and distribution system linkages with several projects assisted by ADB and other development partners. The project is fully aligned with the National Energy Supply Program of the Government of Afghanistan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will allow year round Turkmen power (300 MW) to be amalgamated and synchronized with indigenous power in Afghanistan.
Impact Improved access to sustainable energy supplies across Afghanistan, aligned with the targets of the National Energy Supply Program of the Government of Afghanistan (program-defined)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased supply of imported and indigenous power
Progress Toward Outcome All bids for the three EPC packages (Transmission, Distribution and Substation) were opened on 8-10 April 2017. Bids have been evaluated and ADB approval for contract award of these 3 packages is expected by end October 2017.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

New 500 megawatts high voltage direct current back to back voltage source convertor station commissioned at Dashte Alwan

New 180 kilometers of 220-kV transmission line commissioned from Doshi to Bamyan

New 220/20-kV substation commissioned in Bamyan with a distribution network 3,000 kilometers including 20,000 new connections.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Physical works for the 3 turnkey packages will begin from 1 January 2018 and projects will be commissioned by mid 2020.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project is CAT B for Environment. An Initial Environment Examination was posted on ADB's website on 31 October 2016. An Environmental Management Plan will be updated once physical implementation begins in Q1 2018.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project is CAT C for Involuntary Resettlement. The Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) was finalized and posted on ADB's website on 31 October 2016. LARP will be further updated once detailed design is completed before project implementation begins in Q1 2018.
Indigenous Peoples The Project is CAT C for Indigenous Peoples. No reports are required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Being undertaken at project preparatory phase.
During Project Implementation Will also be undertaken during detailed design stage.
Business Opportunities
Procurement Procurement of works and goods to be financed under the project will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding will be used for the turnkey contract packages.
Responsible ADB Officer Aleem, Asad
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
Mr. Qudratullah Delawari, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 02 Nov 2016
Approval 05 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

Grant 0521-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2016 20 Dec 2016 12 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 193.23 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 188.23 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 5.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0522-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2016 20 Dec 2016 12 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 225.77 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 225.77 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0523-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2016 20 Dec 2016 12 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 05 Dec 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

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Contracts Awarded

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