The Program Development Objective is to prevent, detect, and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Turkmenistan.
The project will (i) build about 1,100 kilometers (km) of new 110-kilovolt (kV), 220 kV, and 500 kV transmission lines; (ii) construct four new substations; and (iii) expand three existing substations.
The Government of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Railway Transport have requested assistance from the Asian Development Bank for a program to modernize railways in Turkmenistan. The transaction technical assistance facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building to these ensuing projects.
The project will enhance energy trading between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
The small scale policy and advisory technical assistance supports Turkmenistan's efforts to accelerate the implementation of key elements of the CAREC Common Agenda for Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures.
The project objectives are to provide for sufficient and environmentally sustainable water supply to support and enhance social conditions and economic livelihood of the population of Turkmenistan; reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with water management; prevent and remediate salinization of lands.
The Regional Power Interconnection Project will address electric supply needs in Afghanistan and electric infrastructure development and export plans in Turkmenistan. The technical assistance will prepare the project for consideration by Asian Development Bank and other financiers.
The project will increase regional trade by improving Turkmenistan's accessibility to Kazakhstan, the Persian Gulf countries, the Russian Federation, and South Asia, through better connectivity with neighboring countries.
The project will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy management and reducing energy consumption in the residential sector in Turkmenistan.
The proposed north-south railway line will improve Turkmenistan's accessibility to Kazakhstan, the Persian Gulf countries, the Russian Federation, and South Asia; and increase regional trade.
The project includes construction of the railway lines, nine stations as well as a locomotive transfer and maintenance depots in Etrek and Bereket, and purchase of locomotives and railway equipment construction and maintenance.
The Islamic Development Bank approved financing for procurement of two large capacity oil tankers. Built in one of Russia's oldest and largest shipyards, the two river-sea tankers, with a capacity of 7 tons each, will transport oil and oil products.
The TA was to formulate a regional project suitable for ADB financing to improve the gas transmission network in the Central Asia Republics (CARs) to facilitate access to modern energy by the rural poor, regional major cities, and commercial centers.