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Afghanistan: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 6

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47282-007 Status: Proposed

ADB received the government's periodic financing request for tranche 6, a grant amounting $105 million, from ADB's Special Funds resources (Appendix 1). The project is aligned with ADB''s Strategy 2030 (operational cluster 3 on infrastructure and economic connectivity) and supports three of its seven operational priorities in (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, (ii) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, and (iii) fostering regional cooperation and integration. Tranche 6 is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy 2017 -2021 for Afghanistan which continues prioritizing developing power transmission both for regional interconnections and domestic network expansion. The proposed Tranche 6 is also in line with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 which promotes cross-border energy trade. ADB included this project in the country operations business plan, 2019- 2021 for Afghanistan.

 
Project Name Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 6
Project Number 47282-007
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 6
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 110.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description ADB received the government's periodic financing request for tranche 6, a grant amounting $105 million, from ADB's Special Funds resources (Appendix 1). The project is aligned with ADB''s Strategy 2030 (operational cluster 3 on infrastructure and economic connectivity) and supports three of its seven operational priorities in (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, (ii) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, and (iii) fostering regional cooperation and integration. Tranche 6 is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy 2017 -2021 for Afghanistan which continues prioritizing developing power transmission both for regional interconnections and domestic network expansion. The proposed Tranche 6 is also in line with the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation 2030 which promotes cross-border energy trade. ADB included this project in the country operations business plan, 2019- 2021 for Afghanistan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy On 4 December 2015, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a multitranche financing facility (MFF) to finance the Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program in an amount not exceeding $750 million from ADB's Special Funds resources and $450 million as ADB-administered joint cofinancing, totaling $1.2 billion. ADB and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed a framework financing agreement (FFA) for the investment program on 2 November 2015. The three executing agencies for the MFF comprise (i) Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), for the power subsector, (ii) the Ministry of Mines for the gas subsector, and (iii) the Ministry of Energy and Water for policy support and the renewable energy subsector. The MFF availability period ends 31 December 2025.
Impact Access to sustainable energy supplies across Afghanistan improved (National Energy Supply Program)
Outcome Supply of imported power increased
Outputs Cross-border power transmission capacity between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan expanded
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
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Lei
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 13 Jan 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Nov 2019

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