Emergency Technical Assistance in Tajikistan

When: 2003

Where: Tajikistan

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • To provide emergency technical assistance to the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan in determining its immediate rehabilitation needs of its electricity distribution network after unexpected overload and damage due to changing climate conditions

When: 2003

Where: Tajikistan

What: Developing Technical Skills

During the period of December 3-6, 2002, very cold temperatures were recorded in Tajikistan. Gas supply from Uzbekistan was greatly reduced and the district heating system was shut down, forcing the population to switch to electricity for heating and cooking needs. As a result, the distribution system in these cities was overloaded and about 30 to 40 km of underground cables and more than 47 MV/LV transformers were damaged.

The Mayor of Dushanbe contacted the local Asian Development Bank (ADB) office for assistance. At the request of ADB, we agreed to share our members’ technical expertise in the field of electricity distribution to provide emergency assistance to the city of Dushanbe, helping them determine its immediate rehabilitation needs.

A fact-finding mission to Dushanbe was conducted in June 2003 to establish a technical assessment of the work to be done and the material needed. In November 2003, a final mission was conducted to assist Barki Tajik, the public utility, in the formulation of a call for tender for the works that were identified as needed.

Participating members and partners

  • All members
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