Project Details
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Project 2
Country:Afghanistan
Sector:Energy
Summary:Project 2 of the investment program covers
  • construction of new substation in southwest Kabul to service the electrical distribution needs, strengthen the 220/110-kilovolt (kV) ring main around Kabul, and allow the expansion of transmission network to the South East Power System;
  • construction of a double-circuit 220 kV transmission line of approximately 30 kilometers (km) linking Chimtala substation to the proposed new Kabul southwest substation mentioned above;
  • development of a distribution network in southwest Kabul comprising approximately 65 km of medium-voltage (20 kV) lines and 500 km of low voltage (0.4 kV) lines;
  • provision of 100 distribution transformers (400–600 medium-voltage activated) for the Kabul distribution network;
  • building sufficient managerial and organizational capacity of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) by providing training, analysis, and advisory to its management and technical staff;
  • strengthening DABS's capacity in distribution planning system; and
  • provision of technical assistance to help develop a mechanism through which a revolving fund can be generated from the recovery of the subsidiary loans and be used to subsidize tariffs for the poor and vulnerable.
Expected Outcome:Project 2 supports the investment program to provide a more reliable and cost-effective power supply for Afghanistan’s industry and people, leading to faster and sustainable economic development. It will provide power supply in the southwest section of Kabul while strengthening the management and planning capacity of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat.
Expected Outputs:
  • New substation in southwest Kabul constructed;
  • double-circuit, approximate 30 km, 220 kV transmission line linking Chimtala substation to the new Kabul southwest substation constructed;
  • distribution network in southwest Kabul developed;
  • 100 distribution transformers for the Kabul distribution network provided;
  • strengthened managerial and organizational capacity of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS);
  • strengthened capacity in distribution planning system; and
  • revolving fund mechanism developed.
Date Approved:2009
Status:Ongoing
Expected Completion:2016
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $82 million
Government of Afghanistan: $5 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page