Project Details
Nurek 500 kV Switchyard Reconstruction Project
Country:Tajikistan
Sector:Energy
Summary:The project includes
  • construction of a new 500-kilovolt (kV) switchyard connected to Tajikistan’s national grid and Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant; and
  • project management support, including consulting services for construction supervision, procurement, project monitoring, and evaluation.
Expected Outcome:The project will promote economic development and contribute to poverty reduction by ensuring sustainable and reliable electricity supply. It will also mitigate the risk of catastrophe from natural disasters disabling the switchyard.
Expected Outputs:
  • New 500 kV switchyard built in a safe location and connected to the national grid and Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant and
  • strengthened project management.
Date Approved:2008
Status:Ongoing
Expected Completion:2016
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $54.77 million
Shared: $12.13 million (Government of Tajikistan, Barki Tojik)
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page