Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 6


In December 2017, the Government of Uzbekistan and the Government of Afghanistan agreed to jointly develop a 500-kilovolt (kV) power interconnection from the Surkhan substation in Uzbekistan to the Khwaja-Alwan substation in Afghanistan. On 29 August 2019, ADB received the Afghan government's periodic financing request to finance the Afghan segment of the facility as tranche 6 through a grant totaling $110 million from ADB's Special Funds resources (Asian Development Fund). The project is linked and sequenced with the MFF's earlier projects. The project is also in line with the CAREC Energy Strategy 2030, which prioritizes regional interconnection as one key pillar.

Expected Outcome

Supply of imported power increased

Expected Outputs

  • Reliable cross-border power transmission system between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan established
  • Capacity of DABS for operating the project and its system in parallel operation with Central Asia Power System built

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 110
Government of Afghanistan 10
Total 120