Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Services Program(IRP) written in English, Dari and Pashto
Keshim-Faizabad Road, looking upstream on Kotcha River Schoolgirls at well pumping clean water Afghan workers building part of a bridge Asphalt being laid on an Afghan road A section of North West Kabul Power Plant Aerial view of the Kajakai Dam

Bridging Problems in Uruzgan 

Building a Road and So Much More 

Engineering the Expertise of Tomorrow 

Electricity Brightens Afghanistan 

A Man for all Roads 

Paving the Road to Afghan Prosperity 

Afghans Build their Nation’s Highways 

Good Neighbors Share Electric Power 

Workers Upgrade Skills and Jobs 

Support in a Grand Assembly 

An Advisor Becomes a Leader 

Afghan Road Maintenance Services Expand to Parwan Province 

Afghans Now Control Power Plant 

USAID Training Keeps Power Going 

Officials to Establish Road Authority 

Road Paves the Way for Education 

Transporting Eggs Safely to Market 

Media Study Analyzes Afghan Viewer Reaction to <em>On the Road</em> Show 

Energizing the Arts 

Opening the Lines of Communication 

Presentation Explains the Success of Performance-based Contracting in Afghanistan 

IRP Salutes Jim Myers: Builder of Afghanistan’s Kabul to Kandahar Highway 

Energy Networks Maintain Steady Power in Kabul 

Engineering a Better Future 

Interns Graduate with Practical Skills in Road Construction 

Can-Do Spirit Builds Bridges 

Appreciation Ceremony Honors Power Plant Builders 

Fox News Reports: Media Industry in Afghanistan Slowly Growing 

Governor Thanks Donors for Winter Road Maintenance 

Project Controls Save Time and Money 

Afghan Fulbright Scholars See Bright Future for Their Country 

Female Engineer Works for Her People 

Reliable Electricity Improves Kabul Dental School 

Afghan Capacity to Operate and Maintain National Highway System Gains Momentum 

Afghan Officials Negotiate Successful Energy Contract 

Invitation to Pre-Bid Conferences for Operation and Maintenance of Roadways in Paktya and Parwan Provinces 

Kabul to Badakhshan in 12 Hours or Less 

Infrastructure Work Brings Jobs, Stability 

Hard at Work: Young Afghan Women Break the Mold 

A Road for Us 



Tucked away in a remote corner of southern Afghanistan, where there are few roads and almost no infrastructure, a new 120-meter-long panel bridge is opening the way to stability and economic growth for local communities.

USAID, through its Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program, recently completed construction of the Regak Bridge located in the volatile ...more >


Tasked to implement the preparatory work for construction of a road that will connect Afghanistan’s northern towns of Bamyan and Dushi, USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (AIRP) laid the groundwork for more than a road. It also helped build a community’s educational resources.

As part of its outreach efforts, the USAID AIRP team ...more >


A USAID-trained engineer opens a business and develops a new generation of Afghan professionals

“For me and for other Afghan engineers, this project was like a university,” explains Engineer Mohammad Ashraf, as he surveys the construction materials and testing equipment that line the shelves of Kabul’s Central Laboratory.

With practical training and day-to-day mentoring ...more >


USAID - Afghan partnership maximizes power and stabilizes voltage for better electricity supplies

Access to reliable electricity is crucial to improving the quality of life for the people of Afghanistan and ensuring their country’s economic growth. While power imported from neighboring countries has significantly enhanced electricity services for many urban Afghans in recent ...more >


When Iqbal Ahadi graduated from Kabul University with a degree in civil engineering, he wanted to build roads, but he had minimal experience. Nine years later, after working with USAID infrastructure projects throughout the country, there is hardly a road engineering job that Iqbal has not held.

For his first USAID job, Iqbal ...more >


When USAID completed the 103 kilometer Keshim-to-Faizabad Road in December 2010, increased traffic and decreased travel times led to improved trade opportunities along the corridor. Sensing these opportunities, Janatti, a local businessman, established a shop sixteen kilometers from Keshim City about six months before the road was finished. After the road was ...more >

Progress brings complications. Every kilometer of road that is built or rehabilitated requires enormous coordination to fund, plan, and maintain. The old system of road maintenance — one which is fragmented among many Afghan ministries — is not able to keep up. Responsibility for the roads needs to be clear.

To fix the ...more >


Like sentries, transmission towers stand throughout Afghanistan. Each is 20 feet tall, and a line of 1,389 of them stretches between Uzbekistan and central Kabul.

These soaring giants string together 419 kilometers of double circuit wires. Since 2009, they have delivered 24-hour electricity to Kabul and neighboring areas. Thousands of ...more >


Built by USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program, the new, state-of-the-art 105 MW Tarakhil Power Plant has trained workers at every skill level.

When construction of the plant began on an arid field once used as an artillery range and garbage dump on the outskirts of Kabul, many of the men who were hired ...more >


The shoes were the first indication. Tan colored lace-up boots, black rubber sandals, backless slippers, and penny loafers lined the blue canvas tarmac where almost 300 assembled. The people were gathered to address the violence that threatens a 164-kilometer road that USAID is funding.

The loya jirga (grand assembly) took place ...more >


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