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The scope of technical assistance included project preparation support to Government of Afghanistan in the hydropower development, transmission and distribution. The scope of ADB TA work has three main components:
(i) preparation of a sector analysis;
(ii) prioritization of sub projects, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of selected sub projects;
(iii) diagnostic assessment and development of an institutional strengthening plan for Ministry of Energy & Water, and other relevant agencies. Each sub-project comprises hydropower development, transmission and distribution, including connection from pole to consumer’s property and meter but excluding house wiring. The project studies comprised a ranking study of all available sites, followed by pre-feasibility studies of seven sub-projects and feasibility studies of five sub-projects.
The services provided by us under the Technical Assistance included:
(a) poverty impact assessment for the investment as per ADB’s Handbook on Poverty and Social Analysis;
(b) assessment of rehabilitation/resettlement impacts and impact on indigenous people including preparation of RPs, IPDP etc. as per ADB’s requirements; and
(c) financial analysis for the investment and financial management review of the executing agencies as per ADB’s requirements.