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

General Management and Administration
Gardez-Khost Road
Advisor to the Secretariat of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy
Roads Operations and Maintenance / Capacity Building
Reactive Power Compensation for North East Power System (NEPS)
National Load Control Center
General Services - IRP Quick Response II
Kandahar Commercialization Advisory
Diesel Thermal Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Bamyan-Dushi Road Design
Design and Construction of Regak Bridge in Oruzgan Province
Initial Construction of Bamyan-Dushi Road
Tarakhil Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Reconstruction of the Keshim-Faizabad Road
Kajaki Dam Auxilliary Infrastructure and Supporting Services
General Services - Quick Response for IRP I
The Afghanistan Energy and Information Center
Road from Kajakai Dam to Ring Road
Ghazni to Gardez Road Design
Import of Power from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Strategic Provincial Roads in South and East Afghanistan
500/220 kV Substation for the North East Power System
Southern Strategy Road - Segment A
500 kV Transmission Line Design for North East Power System

Roads Operations and Maintenance / Capacity Building
Ministry of Public Works provincial staff gather around documents as part of a monthly training seminar on road maintenance.
Ministry of Public Works provincial staff participate in monthly training seminar.
Overview. Between 2003 and 2007, USAID funded the construction and reconstruction of roughly 1,500 kilometers of neglected Afghan roads. In November 2007, USAID created an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) program to manage the physical sustainment of these roads. The first objective of this program is to develop and implement performance-based contracts to maintain 1,523 km of national and regional roads. Since October 2008, three Afghan companies have been performing routine and emergency maintenance, meeting outcome-focused standards defined in their contracts. In August 2010, this program expanded another 250 kilometers within Paktya and Parwan Provinces on a trial basis; it will continue to grow with support from additional donors. A second, longer-term objective is to develop am autonomous Road Authority to manage Afghanistan's road network through oversight of private sector contractors that carry out both maintenance work and new construction. A key component to this reform initiative is to establish a Road Fund to manage dedicated funding from road user charges, which will provide a sustainable and accountable way to finance road maintenance. Despite political challenges faced by these reforms, accomplishing these goals will protect Afghanistan's revitalized road network that promotes economic growth, increases jobs, reduces poverty, and facilitates lasting change.

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Initiating Emergency Repairs at the Salang Tunnel, 15 June 2011 (Courtesy of US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan on Flickr)


Afghan's Build Their Nation's Highways

Afghan Road Maintenance Services Expand to Parwan Province

Presentation Explains the Success of Performance-based Contracting in Afghanistan

Engineering a Better Future

Interns Graduate with Practical Skills in Road Construction

Project Controls Save Time and Money

Afghan Fulbright Scholars See Bright Future for Their Country

Afghan Capacity to Operate and Maintain National Highway System Gains Momentum

Internship Program Passes 100 Mark

Ministry of Public Works Improves Its English Skills

Ministry of Public Works Inaugurates Roads Maintenance Unit Office

Ministry of Public Works Endorses Workshops

Pre-Bid Conference Held in Kabul Draws a Large Turnout

O&M Subcontractor Performs Emergency Repairs to Bridge near Qalat Following Insurgent Attacks

Unexploded Mine Discovered and Abated on Sheberghan to Sar-e-Pul Road

A Second Round of Internships Begins at IRP

Seminars Aim at Improving Skills of Potential O&M Contractors

Interns from Kabul University Complete their Training with IRP

Local Staff Receives Training on the IRP Electronic Filing System

First O&M Subcontract is Signed in Formal Ceremony

Training Provides Enhanced Employment Opportunities for IRP Interns

USAID Provides Capacity Building Activities for Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) Staff

IRP Provides Hands-On Training for 10 Kabul University Students

IRP Hosts the Afghan Road Builders Conference in Kabul

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