Project Details
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project
Country:Afghanistan
Sector:Transport
Summary:

The project involves four components:

A. Road Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of the Kabul–Doshi and the Pul-e-Khumri–Kunduz roads, as well as roads and bridges in the northern region of Afghanistan;
  • rehabilitation of the Salang tunnel, including the tunnel’s approaches; and
  • provision of goods, training, and consulting services required for road maintenance.

B. Civil aviation
  • Rehabilitation of the runway at Kabul International Airport and upgrading the capabilities of the airport by providing communication, radio, meteorological, ground-handling and de-icing equipment, and a power distribution system;
  • construction of a water and sanitation system at Kabul International Airport; and
  • provision of related goods and consulting services.

C. Secondary and tertiary roads
  • Rehabilitation of about 250 km of secondary and tertiary roads adjacent to the roads referred to under part A of the project; and
  • provision of related goods, training, and consulting services.

D. Transport sector review and miscellaneous studies
  • Carrying out pre-feasibility and other studies, including development of an institutional and policy framework for the transport sector.
Expected Outcome:

The project will facilitate Afghanistan’s economic and social recovery through improved (i) physical access to goods, markets, and administrative and social services; (ii) building capacity in management, implementation and maintenance of transport services and works; and (iii) assist in the establishment of a policy framework for sustainable transport service delivery.

Expected Outputs:
  • Major roads, such as Kabul–Doshi and the Pul-e-Khumri–Kunduz roads, and the Salang tunnel rehabilitated;
  • runway at the Kabul International Airport rehabilitated, airport capabilities upgraded, and a water and sanitation system constructed;
  • about 250 km secondary and tertiary roads rehabilitated;and
  • pre-feasibility and other studies, including a transport review developed and an institutional and policy framework for the transport sector implemented.
Date Approved:2003
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2010
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Government of Afghanistan: $16 million
Other Fund Sources: $5 million
World Bank: $108 million
Links/Documents:World Bank Project Page