Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 1


The subprojects proposed for financing are: (i) 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan, (ii) 220-kV transmission line from Andkhoy to Sheberghan, (iii) project preparation facility for future energy projects and provision of analytical consulting services, and (iv) program supervision and implementation consultancy. Tranche 1 will allow expanded power imports by constructing the last missing links to forge Turkmenistan–Afghanistan interconnector.

Expected Outcome

The project will increase supply of imported power from Tajikistan.

Expected Outputs

  • 306 kilometers (approximately) of 500 kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan operational
  • 66 kilometers (approximately) of 220 kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy completed
  • Future projects designed and prepared for financing by Asian Development Bank and other development partners
  • Business plan and tariff model and framework developed for Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS)

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 145
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund 35
Government of Afghanistan 5
Total 185