Project Details
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component)
Country:Afghanistan
Sector:Energy
Summary:The project consists of two parts

A. Transmission lines
  • Construction of a new 220-kilovolt (kV) double-circuit river crossing at the town of Sherkan Bandar over the Pianj River to the territory of Tajikistan;
  • construction of approximately 157 kilometers of new double-circuit 220 kV transmission line from the Sherkan Bandar river border crossing to the Pul-e-Khumri substation, via the substations at Kunduz and Baglan; and
  • de-mining of the route for transmission line from Pul-e-Khumri to Sherkan Bandar.

B. Substations
  • Construction of new 220 kV switchyards at the Kunduz and Baglan substations, and supply and installation of high accuracy export/import metering equipment at the new 220 kV switchgear of the Kunduz substation; and
  • connection of the new 220kV transmission line at the 220 kV Pul-e-Khumri substation.
Expected Outcome:In Afghanistan, the project will restore power supply and reduce costs for consumers in the country.
Expected Outputs:
  • Transmission lines in Sherkan Bandar and Pul-e-Khurmi constructed and transmission line route de-mined; and
  • new switchyards at Kunduz and Baglan substations constructed and transmission line at Pul-e-Khumri substation installed.
Date Approved:2006
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2014
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $35 million
Government of Afghanistan: $4 million
Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund: $17 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page