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 



25 May 2010 - At the first plenary session of the 16th World Meeting of the International Road Federation in Lisbon, Portugal, two engineers associated with USAIDís Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program made a presentation that highlighted the success of Afghan subcontractors in maintaining the roads in Afghanistan.

The engineers focused ...more >


It is with great sadness that the Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program team recognizes the passing of a pioneer in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. James S. Myers, a retired Senior Engineer and 40-year employee of the Louis Berger Group (LBG), died on May 13, 2010.

Although Mr. Myers had decades of experience ...more >


During the second week of May, a request landed on the desk of the manager of the 105 MW Tarakhil Power Plant that is located on the outskirts of Kabul. Damage had been discovered on one of the transmissions lines of the Northeast Power System (NEPS) about 200 km away. ...more >

Capacity building is a powerful tool for change. USAID is helping Afghans gain the skills to develop their country and pass on their expertise to the next generation of leaders. Engineer M. Eshaqís experience shows that knowledge, determination, and vision will rebuild Afghanistan.

Almost 30 years ago, when Eshaq was in first grade, ...more >


Twenty three engineering interns from Afghan universities graduated in early April from the capacity building program under USAIDís Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program where they participate in laboratory and field work related to road building and maintenance. Ninety one students have graduated from the program since its inception in 2007.

The ...more >


The mighty Helmand River, which runs through Uruzgon Province, separates and isolates many villages. Some villages have no schools or medical care, and security problems abound.

USAID, through its Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program, aims to build two bridges in the province to connect communities and create access to basic services.

Despite a myriad ...more >


USAID and the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) held an appreciation ceremony at the Tarakhil 105 MW Diesel Power Plant during the first week of May to thank key individuals and organizations for their contributions to the completion of the project.

The plant plays an important role in the delivery ...more >


Fox News reporter Conor Powell recently covered the success of Afghanistan's first travel show, On the Road. The article highlights both the growth of small media companies in Afghanistan and the efforts of On the Road host Mujeeb Arez to reintroduce Afghans to their own history and culture while showcasing examples of ...more >

In many areas of Afghanistan, the roads in winter are almost impassable. On April 6, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new District Governorís Office Building in the Shibar District of Bamyan Province, Afghan leaders took the occasion to applaud the USAID-sponsored winter maintenance program of 2010 that kept the road ...more >

Whether designing a road, constructing an energy plant, or building a school, infrastructure projects have one thing in common: they need to effectively manage schedule and budget and stay on track.

Afghan engineers and IT specialists on USAIDís Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) recently attended an ...more >


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