Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Tranche 3


The project will increase generation capacity in Gereshk, an economic center in Helmand province, by upgrading a hydropower plant. It will replace 10 kilometers of 3.3 kilovolt (kV) distribution lines with 20 kV lines, and install new end-user meters. The project will also enhance operations of the power utility, DABS.

Expected Outcome

The project will increase hydropower generation capacity in Gereshk.

Expected Outputs

  • Gereshk power supply system rehabilitated and improved.
  • End-user connections increased with improved distribution facilities.
  • Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) operational capacity increased.

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 43
Government of Afghanistan 1.1
Government of the United Kingdom 20
Government of Denmark 12.4
Total 76.5