Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Tranche 1


ADB is helping Afghanistan develop and rehabilitate energy facilities as well as build the institutional capacity of the power utility. The project will rehabilitate gas fields in Sheberghan, build a 220-kV transmission line from Kunduz to Taloqan, and develop distribution systems in Kunduz and Baghlan.

Expected Outcome

Stable power supplies in Taluqan, Kunduz, and Baghlan, and additional gas production at Sheberghan.

Expected Outputs

  • Rehabilitation of 8-12 gas wells in Sheberghan
  • Evacuation of power in NEPS area through Kunduz Taloqan transmission line
  • Development of distribution systems in Kunduz and Baghlan load centers
  • Stabilization of NEPS operations and maintenance (O&M) system instituted for efficient functioning of grid.
  • Improvement of DABS operations and management capacities

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 164
Total 164