42094-042: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The government requested ADB to finance the Gereshk Electricity Services Improvement Project. Gereshk, with a population of approximately 70,000, is a district economic center in Helmand province in soutern Afghanistan, where insurgency has been significantly active. Gereshk is strategically located on the national highway (Corridor 1) that connects Herat to Kandahar. With the stability being regained, the government would like to restore the licit livelihood of the town residents and ... Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 42094-042
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0280
Grant No. 0281
Grant No. 0282
Approval Date 22 Dec 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 43,000
Geographical Location Gereshk District, Afghanistan
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Renewable energy generation - small hydro
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 3: Some gender elements (SGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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