Project Details
Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project

The project has four components:

A. Road Infrastructure
  • Repair and rehabilitation of the 392-kilometer (km) section of Afghanistan’s Ring Road from Pul-e-Khumri through Naibabad, Mazar-e- Sharif, and Sheberghan to Andkhoy;
  • repair and rehabilitation of a 55 km link to the Uzbekistan border from Naibabad to Hairatan; and
  • provision of consulting services for design review, supervision of civil work contracts, project management, and enhancing the maintenance capacity of the Ministry of Public Works.

B. Power Infrastructure
  • Rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged transmission lines and substations in the northern provinces, involving construction of a 220-kilovolt (kV) power line from Hairatan at the Uzbekistan border through Naibabad to Pul-e-Khumri, construction of a 110 kV line from Naibabad to Mazar-e-Sharif, and construction of substations in Khulm and Pul-e-Khumri;
  • rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Kabul distribution system; and
  • provision of consulting services for project management and training.

C. Gas Infrastructure
  • Provision of two mobile rigs to carry out work-over activities for 12 gas wells;
  • provision of two complete well wire line units to carry out down-hole flow tests;
  • supply and installation of one skid-mounted gas sweetening plant;
  • provision of two containerized gas production testing laboratories;
  • repair and reconstruction of corroded gas transmission lines, including pigging facilities and condensate disposal;
  • repair and reconstruction of corroded gas distribution lines, including installation of city gate stations;
  • provision of a cathodic protection system for corrosion mitigation of transmission and distribution pipelines;
  • provision of chemicals, tools, equipment, spare parts, instrumentation, piping and assemblies, and vehicles;
  • provision of consulting services for design, engineering, contract management, and construction supervision;
  • provision of contracting services for gas well rehabilitation, repairs, and reconstruction of gas transmission and distribution facilities; and
  • institutional strengthening and training of the Ministry of Mines and Industries and Afghan Gas.

D. Irrigation Infrastructure
  • Provision of implementation support for the Ministry of Irrigation, Water Resources, and Environment (MIWRE) Balkh Province regional offices;
  • improvement of implementation capacity of MIWRE; and
  • rehabilitation of irrigation structures in Balkh Province.
Expected Outcome:The project will help the government rehabilitate and reconstruct key transport and energy infrastructure damaged during two decades of conflict and neglect, anchored Afghanistan's National Development Framework.
Expected Outputs:
  • Specified road infrastructure completed,
  • specified power infrastructure completed
  • specified gas infrastructure completed, and
  • specified irrigation infrastructure completed.
Date Approved:2003
Expected Completion:2009
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $150 million
Kreditanstalt fr Wiederaufbau (KfW Bankengruppe): $22 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page