Project Details
Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project, Phase 1

The project covers

  • rehabilitation of seven regional airports—Bamyan, Chaghcharan, Faizabad, Farah, Maimana, Qalai-Naw, and Zaranj—including runway and stopway reconstruction; building new taxiways and aprons; constructing or renovating passenger terminals; providing water supply, sewerage, and power supply system; reconstructing access roads and car parks; providing airport maintenance plant, equipment, and airport maintenance building;
  • provision of two human resource development packages for Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism to strengthen capacity for sector management and airport operations and maintenance;
  • provision of postconstruction operations assistance by engaging an airport management/operations specialist, an airport maintenance specialist, and an airport fire services specialist;
  • provision of consulting services for project management and monitoring; and
  • engagement of external auditors.
Expected Outcome:The project will help the government reconstruct Afghanistan by rehabilitating regional airports damaged during 2 decades of conflict and neglect.
Expected Outputs:
  • Seven regional airports rehabilitated;
  • management, operations, and maintenance capacity of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism strengthened;
  • postconstruction operations assistance provided;
  • project management and monitoring assistance provided; and
  • external auditors engaged.
Date Approved:2004
Expected Completion:2014
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $30 million
Government of Afghanistan: $100,000
United Nations Office for Project Services: $2 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page