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 



The Gardez-Khost Road is approximately 103 kilometers long and connects the two provinces of Paktia and Khost. A recently completed topographic survey of the road is providing the basis for design and construction of a new road while creating many new jobs for Afghans.

The purpose of a topographic survey is to ...more >


The USAID Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) currently has over 20 Community Development Officers (CDO’s) working in 12 different provinces around Afghanistan including: Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Paktia, Kuner, Nengarhar, Ghazni, Khost, Paktika, and Daikondi.

CDO’s are important people on a program such as IRP as they are familiar with the area in ...more >


The USAID funded construction of the Ghazni-Gardez Road will provide a direct link between the two provinces of Ghazni and Gardez.

During a recent interview, the Provincial Director at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) stated that “women who live in Ghazni face many problems each day related to education and health.” ...more >


One of the projects USAID is funding under IRP is the construction of the 100 Mega Watt (MW) Kabul Power Plant. The plant will supply electrical power to parts of the country which have never previously had such power, including Shashaid, Karti-Now, and Arzanqemat.

One of the biggest benefits the plant will ...more >


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is actively helping Afghanistan heal the wounds inflicted by almost 30 years of war. One of the major needs of the country is the rebuilding of its professional ranks.

Supplying electricity is a necessary part of the rebuilding process. Therefore, USAID is supporting ...more >


Ten engineering students from Kabul University celebrated entrance into a five month internship program with the USAID funded Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) in a ceremony held August 27th at IRP headquarters. The Dean of the Engineering Faculty at Kabul University, Professor Ata Mohammad Nazar, joined the IRP Chief of Party and ...more >

The IRP Community Development team organized a meeting between the Governor of Paktia and the elders of the three main districts of Paktia: Showak, Gerda Sere, and Woze Zadran. The meeting took place in the Governor's office on 5 August 2007 and was attended by over 30 people.

Governor Rahmatullah Rahmat explained ...more >


In July, members of the IRP team joined forces with local community leaders in the flood-stricken Panjshir River valley to provide food and oil to victims of the flood.

The Panjshir River arises in the eastern Hindu Kush, and flows south to join the Kabul River about halfway to Jalalabad City. The ...more >


On 7 April 2007, the USAID-funded Infrastructure and Rehabilitations Services Program (IRP) hosted the Afghan Road Builders Conference at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul. Approximately 150 local construction firms attended the conference from all over Afghanistan, including Kandahar, Herat and Kunduz.

The purpose of the conference was three-fold: to introduce ...more >


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