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 Nationís 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 Afghanistanís 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 



When he is not participating in international workshops or briefing Afghan ministers, Mirwais Attaulhaq is assisting USAID and the multiple donor agencies that help to provide electrical power to Afghanistan.

Mirwais is the advisor to the Secretariat of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy, known as ICE. Funded by USAID and implemented by the ...more >


On February 10, 2011, in a ceremony that acknowledged dramatic improvements to the roads in Parwan Province, Governor Abdul Basir Salangi, the Head of Provincial Public Sector Organizations, and sub-governors of Ezatkhel and Saydkhel Districts, together with local citizens formally celebrated USAIDís commitment to implementing routine and emergency maintenance services for 170 ...more >

Culminating three years of construction and intensive capacity building, on June 27, the U.S. Government handed over to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the 105-megawatt Tarakhil Power Plant in Kabul, a state-of-the-art thermal facility consisting of 18 medium-speed diesel engines. It can serve more than half a million residents ...more >

In April 2010, a truck laden with explosives crashed into a guesthouse occupied by project staff supporting USAID in Kandahar City. The ensuing explosion also threatened a program that is critically important to USAIDís Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (AIRP) and the effort to provide stable electricity to the people of Kandahar ...more >

Thousands of kilometers of rehabilitated provincial and rural roads have fallen into disrepair. Deteriorating roads make it more difficult for Afghans to access key services such as health care and education. To address this issue, 23 senior level officials from the Afghan government and leaders from the private sector recently ...more >

The new 103-kilometer road from Keshim to Faizabad is bringing new business and investment to Badakhshan Province. Built through USAIDís Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project, the Keshim to Faizabad Road is a vital link in the transportation network connecting Badakhshan to the rest of Afghanistan. Residents also see that the road facilitates educational ...more >

New enterprises springing up along a new USAID-built road are a sign of economic growth in Afghanistan. Another sign of success is the revitalization of existing business where the new road intersects a local town. This is what happened when USAIDís Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program extended a 103-kilometer road ...more >

15 June 2010 - Today, Wise Strategic Communication, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), released preliminary findings from a survey on the viewership of Tolo televisionís On the Road (or "Hai Maidan Tai Maidan") program, saying more than 35 percent of the Afghanistan population tunes into the ...more >

Art may not spring to mind as a beneficiary of improved energy in Afghanistan. However, the availability of 24-hour electricity in Kabul, through USAID, is benefiting the efforts of a young artist.

Kabir Ramz is a visual artist who paints large oil canvases. As an art student at Kabul University several years ago, ...more >


As more people in Afghanistan gain access to government-provided electricity, USAID is helping to create an effective and reliable electrical grid to deliver power. Electricity in Afghanistan is distributed by substations operated by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the countryís electricity company. To regulate the voltage that flows through power lines, the ...more >


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