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 



When Abdullah Jan met Shabnam, they were seniors at Kabul University in the Engineering Department. Soon, they found themselves interning at the Kabul Central Materials Laboratory operated by the USAID-supported Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (IRP).

A year and a half later, not only had Abdullah Jan and Shabnam married, ...more >


Fatima Kohstani is an engineer with USAID's Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (IRP). With a master’s degree in Roads Engineering from Kabul Polytechnic, she has helped to design city, rural, and provincial roads in the country.

“This is a male dominated profession,” said her supervisor, IRP's Chief Structural Engineer and Transport Sector ...more >


The Kabul Medical University Stomatology Teaching Clinic, a dentistry school, opened in March 2007. Stocked with state-of-the art lab equipment, there was only one problem: scarce electricity.

“It was a problem for teaching,” said Dr. Shakib Sobat, a doctor of dental surgery. “Computers, projectors, machines—they all stopped when there was ...more >


There is a big difference between fixing potholes and maintaining a national highway system. The Roads Operation and Maintenance and Capacity Building Program (O&M), a part of USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program, is partnering with the Afghan Ministry of Public Works to build a strong and technically capable road maintenance ...more >

Ensuring stable energy sources for Afghanistan is critical to the country’s continuing development. Until the country is able to produce all of the electricity it needs, it must rely on power from neighboring countries.

In late February, members of USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program accompanied officials from the ...more >


As part of IRP, USAID intends to apply some funds toward the operation and maintenance of roadways in Paktya and Parwan. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Pre-Bid Conferences between March 20-31, 2010. Click the title above to view a PDF document containing further details.

A bus trip between Kabul and Faizabad, the provincial capital of Afghanistan’s northernmost province, used to take at least two days. Today, thanks to major road improvements and improved transportation services, the travel time has been drastically reduced, bringing improved access to medical care, education and markets to this remote provincial capital.

Bordered ...more >


Much of the success of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan would not be possible without the contributions of Afghans themselves. Recognizing the extraordinary contribution of Afghan staff to the effort to rebuild their country, Certificates of Appreciation were issued at the beginning of the year to 342 Afghan employees working for the USAID-funded ...more >

Stereotypes are fading in Afghanistan, where many women are occupying non-traditional positions previously reserved for men. at the USAID-funded Tarakhil power plant near Kabul, women are proving that they are every bit as qualified as men to contribute to the development of their country.

Twice a day, Senior Fuel Attendant Wahida ...more >


To introduce a new design for the Bamyan-Dushi Road in Afghanistan, USAID’s Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) organized a town meeting with local citizens, as usual. The way they did it, and the outcome, demonstrates the importance of effective community outreach.

First, Afghan members of the project team made a concerted ...more >


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