Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2


The project will expand power imports from Turkmenistan through an asynchronous power interconnection, establish a unified power grid in Afghanistan, and extend the power grid into central Afghanistan.

Expected Outcome

Increased supply of imported and indigenous power

Expected Outputs

  • New 500 megawatts high voltage direct current back to back voltage source convertor station commissioned at Dashte Alwan
  • New 180 kilometers of 220-kV transmission line commissioned from Doshi to Bamyan
  • New 220/20-kV substation commissioned in Bamyan with a distribution network 3,000 kilometers including 20,000 new connections.

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 58.63
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund 79
Government of Afghanistan 5
People’s Republic of China (PRC) Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund 1
Total 143.63