Afghanistan : MFF: Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 48096-003

The project was approved as a stand alone loan.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    ADB Disclosure
    Central and West Asia Department
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  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
MFF: Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Investment Program
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Afghanistan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: MFF: Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Investment Program
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 222.09 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Some gender elements
The project was approved as a stand alone loan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Impact the Program is Aligned With:

Increased jobs and gross domestic product growth as outlined in the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework, 2017-2021


Improved management and use of water resources in the Arghandab River basin


Dahla Dam optimized

Hydropower powerhouse installed and transmission lines completed

Main urban water supply to Kandahar city completed

Reliability of irrigation water supply increased

Stakeholder capacity in water resource management and use strengthened

Geographical Location

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
ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD


Concept Clearance
08 Dec 2016
Fact Finding
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
01 Apr 2020


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