Project Details
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) - Supplementary
Country:Afghanistan
Sector:Energy
Summary:The supplementary grant helps accomplish the line works and meet increases in the cost of equipment, labor, and materials. The Afghan component of the project, has two parts:

A. Transmission Line
  • Construction of a new 220-kilovolt (kV) double-circuit river crossing at Sherkan Bandar over the Pianj River to the territory of Tajikistan;
  • construction of approximately 157 kilometers (km) of new double-circuit 220 kV transmission line from the Sherkan Bandar river border crossing to Pul-e-Khumri substation via Kunduz and Baglan substations; and
  • de-mining of the route for the transmission line between Pul-e-Khumri and Sherkan Bandar.
B. Substations
  • Construction of new 220 kV switchyards at Kunduz and Baglan substations, and supply and installation of high accuracy export–import metering equipment at the new 220 kV switchyard of Kunduz substation; and
  • connection of the new 220 kV transmission line to the 220 kV Pul-e-Khumri substation.
Expected Outcome:The project will enhance transmission interconnectivity in the power sector between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It will increase power export and income generation capacity of Tajikistan, and restore power supply and reduce costs for consumers in Afghanistan.
Expected Outputs:
  • New 220 kV double-circuit river crossing at Sherkan Bandar;
  • construction of approximately 157 km of new double-circuit 220 kV transmission line;
  • construction of new 220 kV switchyards at Kunduz and Baglan substations; and
  • connection of the new 220 kV transmission line to the 220 kV Pul-e-Khumri substation.
Date Approved:2010
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2013
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $12.0 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page