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 



Since January 2009, Ministry of Public Works (MPW) staff, consisting primarily of managers, engineers, and administrative assistants, have been attending English language courses conducted by USAID’s Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) staff.

The six-day-a-week, one-hour classes in English for Special Purposes were also established to develop the English language capacity of ...more >


On March 29, 2009, distinguished representatives of the Afghan Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined together to celebrate the creation of MPW’s Roads Maintenance Unit (RMU) offices. With the assistance of USAID-funded staff and training, MPW staff in these new offices will begin ...more >

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) wanted to increase the knowledge, skills, and performance of their field staff living and working close to the Afghan national ring road, which runs through 20 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Due to the current security situation in Afghanistan, field training in the provinces is problematic. To ...more >

To increase the productivity of its staff and improve communication on all levels, the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) needed state-of-the-art computer hardware and reliable, good-quality Internet service.

In order to facilitate the development of Afghanistan by fulfilling the Ministry’s needs, USAID, in collaboration with the Inter-ministerial Commission for Energy (ICE), identified ...more >


On two days in mid February, 18.8 tons of rehabilitated machine parts, belonging to the Unit 3 turbine generator at the Kajakai Dam powerhouse, were returned to Kajakai via an Mi-26 helicopter, the biggest and most powerful in the world.

This is part of the U.S. government’s continuing support to the government ...more >


Kabul, Afghanistan, February 12, 2009 — Every winter, Afghans weather the cold with a bukhari (wood stove) for warmth and use candles or gas lamps to light up the long, dark nights. But this winter, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and a consortium of donors including the United States ...more >

The 92-km secondary road, that is a dirt track running between Ghazni and Gardez in eastern Afghanistan, is narrow, dusty, and filled with potholes. It traverses a corridor that is currently a high-risk security area.

USAID planned to improve this farm-to-market road for several years, which is also an important link with the ...more >


Reliable information about the power sector in Afghanistan has been extremely difficult to get. Since publication of the comprehensive Power Sector Master Plan in 2004, additional information on the power sector has been sketchy, anecdotal, piecemeal, and conflicting. As a result, planning and evaluating investments has been difficult, and communication with stakeholders ...more >

Building a highway in a province that was the former seat of the Taliban and still suffers frequent attacks from antigovernment elements is a serious challenge. It would be even more daunting without the support of local tribal elders.

The Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) staff are currently building the last 20 ...more >


Since 2002, USAID has financed the construction of 1,500 kilometers of roads all across Afghanistan. These include major sections of the national ring road and important provincial highways, which were completed under USAID’s Rehabilitation of Economic Facilities and Services (REFS) program.

Through a successor program, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP), USAID continues to support ...more >


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