46392-001: North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project (formerly Power Distribution Project)

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project will construct a 500-kV transmission line about 225 km long across the Hindukush mountain range between the northern town of Dashte Alwan and Kabul, at the southern end. It will include a new 500-kV / 220-kV substation to connect to the grid in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. The project will add 1,000-1,300 MW to the existing 300 MW of transmission capacity between northern and southern Afghanistan. The new line will transmit electricity produced domestically by hydropower and ... Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 46392-001
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0374
Grant No. 0375
Approval Date 25 Nov 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 99,000
Geographical Location Dashte Alwan
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C


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