Afghanistan
CAREC is a practical, project-based program that has grown from 6 projects worth $247 million in 2001, to 176 projects worth around $29.4 billion in 2016.

Projects in Afghanistan

As of 2016, CAREC has mobilized around $4.09 billion for 35 projects in Afghanistan, on the principle that better connections will be key to unlocking the region’s vast resources and human potential.

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Complete Projects List

Each project entry contains detailed information, including a description, country coverage, priority area or sector, expected outputs and outcomes, approval and expected completion dates, funding type and amount, and related links and documents.

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59 Projects Available
Project TitleSectorsCorridorsFunding AgenciesFunding TypesApproval YearStatus
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 EnergyNAADB, AITF, PRCFGrant2016Ongoing
MFF 2: Energy Development 2014-2023 (Supplementary) EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2016Ongoing
Preparation of CAREC Corridors 5 and 6 (Salang Corridor) Project Transport5, 6ADB, AITFGrant2016Ongoing
MFF II: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 1 EnergyNAADB, AITFGrant2015Ongoing
Renewable Energy Development EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2014Ongoing
Transport Sector Master Plan Update TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2014Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program – Tranche 4 Transport5, 6ADB, EUGrant2014Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 5 EnergyNAADBGrant2013Ongoing
North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project EnergyNAADB, AITFGrant2013Ongoing
MFF 2: Energy Development 2014-2023 EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2013Ongoing
Addendum to the Afghanistan Power Sector Master Plan EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2013Completed
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3 Transport5ADBGrant2013Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program – Tranche 2 (Additional Financing) Transport5, 6AITFGrant2013Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4 EnergyNAADBGrant2012Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport5, 6ADB, AITFGrant2012Ongoing
MFF: Road Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 Transport3, 6AITFGrant2012Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport5, 6ADBTechnical Assistance2012Completed
Afghanistan Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Trade FacilitationNAWBTechnical Assistance2012Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3 Energy1ADB, GDEN, GUKGGrant2011Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1 Transport3, 6ADB, AITFGrant2011Ongoing
Regional Power Interconnection Project EnergyNAADB, SharedTechnical Assistance2011Completed
MFF: Road Network Development Project, Tranche 2 Transport3, 6ADBGrant2010Ongoing
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) - Supplementary EnergyNAADBGrant2010Completed
Power Sector Master Plan EnergyNAJFPRTechnical Assistance2010Completed
Railway Development Study (Supplementary) TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2010Completed
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project Trade FacilitationNAWBGrant2010Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Project 2 EnergyNAADBGrant2009Ongoing
Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Development Program Transport3, 6ADBGrant2009Completed
Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2009Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project, Additional Financing Trade FacilitationNAWBGrant2009Completed
Railway Development Study TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2009Completed
MFF: Road Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1 TransportNAADBGrant2008Completed
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 EnergyNAADBGrant2008Ongoing
Development of Mini Hydropower Plants in Badakhshan and Bamyan Provinces EnergyNAJFPRGrant2008Completed
Energy for Rural Development Afghanistan EnergyNAUNDPTechnical Assistance2008Completed
Road Network Development Project 1 (Bala Murghab to Leman) Transport3, 6ADBGrant2007Ongoing
Preparing the Central Asia-South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project EnergyNAADB, SharedTechnical Assistance2007Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) EnergyNAADB, ARTFLoan2006Completed
Capacity Building for Customs and Trade Facilitation Trade FacilitationNAADBTechnical Assistance2006Completed
North-South Corridor Project Transport3, 6ADB, JFPRGrant, Loan2006Completed
Rehabilitation of Bamian-Yakawlang Road Transport3, 6JFPRGrant2006Completed
Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2006Completed
Building the Capacity of the Ministry of Commerce for Trade and Transit Facilitation Trade FacilitationNAADBTechnical Assistance2005Completed
Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2005Completed
Qaisar-Bala Murghab Road Project Transport3, 6ADBGrant2005Ongoing
Capacity Strengthening of the Civil Aviation Sector TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2005Completed
Power Transmission and Distribution Project EnergyNAADBGrant, Loan2005Completed
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project - Supplemental Grant TransportNAWBGrant2005Completed
Cross-Border Trade and Transport Facilitation Trade FacilitationNAADBTechnical Assistance2004Completed
Andkhoy-Qaisar Road Project Transport3, 6ADBLoan2004Completed
Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project, Phase 1 Transport3, 6ADB, UNOPSLoan2004Completed
Master Plan for Road Network Improvement Project TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2004Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project Trade FacilitationNAWBLoan2003Completed
Preparing the Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2003Completed
Preparing the Herat-Andkhoy Road Project TransportNAADBTechnical Assistance2003Completed
Feasibility Study for Power Transmission and Distribution Project EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2003Completed
Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project Transport3, 6ADB, KfWLoan2003Completed
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project TransportNAOFS, WBLoan2003Completed
Feasibility Studies of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Natural Gas Pipeline Project EnergyNAADBTechnical Assistance2002Completed
Funding Agencies
ADB = Asian Development Bank, AITF = Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund, ARTF = Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, EU = European Union, GDEN = Government of Denmark, GUKG = Government of the United Kingdom, JFPR = Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, KfW = Kreditanstalt fr Wiederaufbau (KfW Bankengruppe), OFS = Other Fund Sources, PRCF = People's Republic of China (PRC) Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund, Shared = Shared, UNDP = United Nations Development Programme, UNOPS = United Nations Office for Project Services, WB = World Bank