Afghanistan: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 5

Sovereign Project | 47282-008

Project Name Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 5
Project Number 47282-008
Country / Economy Afghanistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0634-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 5
Asian Development Fund US$ 143.42 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome For 220/20 kV substation at Kunar, the notice to proceed was issued on 27 June 2020 and mobilization of contractor is in process. As for the turnkey package for 220/20 kV substation at Sharana and 220 kV line bay extension at Ghazni substation, advance payment for mobilization of contractor was disbursed on 4 August 2020 and the contractor is still to be mobilized.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

ADB issued no objection on draft bid documents for 220/20 kV substation at Kunar on 18 February 2019, IFB was published on 13 March 2019, and bids were opened on 2 June 2019. ADB issued no objection for contract award on 18 December 2019, and contract was signed on 31 December 2019 with Turkey Firm, Best Elektrik. The notice to proceed was issued on 27 June 2020. Mobilization of contractor is in process.

ADB issued the no objection letter on draft bid documents for 220/20-kV substation at Sharana and 220 kV line bay at Ghazni Station on 21 May 2019, IFB was published on 27 May 2019, and bids were opened on 25 September 2019. ADB issued no objection for contract award on 29 January 2020 and contract was signed on 8 March 2020 with VICC-Metro Elektrik JV. Advance payment for mobilization of contractor was disbursed on 4 August 2020. The contractor is still to be mobilized.

Activities ongoing.

Activities ongoing.

Activities ongoing.

ADB issued no objection letter on draft bid documents for 220-kV double circuit transmission line from Jalalabad to Kunar on 18 February 2019, IFB was published on 13 March 2019, and bids were opened on 1 June 2019. ADB issued no objection letter for contract award on 23 January 2020. Contract signing was on 9 May 2020. ADB issued Commitment Letter for L/C. Advance payment for mobilization of contractor was disbursed on 7 August 2020. The L/C was already established.

ADB issued the no objection letter on draft bid documents for 220-kV transmission line from Ghazni to Sharana on 20 May 2019, IFB was published on 27 May 2019, and bids were opened on 24 September 2019. ADB issued the no objection letter on the Financial Bid Evaluation report on 3 August 2020.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environmental impacts are envisaged as site-specific and temporary. Those impacts can be mitigated through careful line routing, resilient design and by EMP implementation.
Involuntary Resettlement No civil works will start until the LARP is fully implemented by DABS. The LARP implementation will be monitored semiannually with reports submitted for ADB's review.
Indigenous Peoples The field survey found that no ethnic minority, as defined by SPS, is involved or affected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Being undertaken at project survey and preparatory phase.

During Project Implementation Additional consultative meetings will be scheduled once detailed design of the project is completed.
Business Opportunities
Procurement Procurement of works and goods will follow ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) using open competitive bidding for the turnkey contract packages.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 25 Oct 2018
Approval 06 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2020

Grant 0634-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2018 09 Dec 2018 14 Mar 2019 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 148.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 143.42 30 Sep 2020 64.09 0.00 53%
Counterpart 4.58 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2020 11.36 0.00 9%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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