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  • Afghanistan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-12-05
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  • Climate and Environment
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 415.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-12
Disclosure Date: 2016-03-31
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 2 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II:

Project Description
DESCRIPTION The project comprises construction of a 300-MW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Back to Back Convertor Station at Pule Khumri, which will allow the imported Turkmen power to be synchronized with the national electrical grid of Afghanistan. PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY The project will allow year round Turkmen power (300 MW) to be amalgamated and synchronized with indigenous power in Afghanistan. IMPACT Secured and stable energy supplies for Afghanistan aligned with the targets of National Energy Supply Program and National Infrastructure Development Plans of the Government of Afghanistan OUTCOME Sustainable grid power supply in north-east, south, and central Afghanistan
Investment Description
Grant 0521-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 (formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023) Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 188.23 million Grant 0522-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 (formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023) Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 225.77 million Grant 0523-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 (formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023) People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 1.00 million
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main CONTACTS Responsible ADB Officer Aleem, Asad Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD Executing Agencies Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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