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 



In early fall 2008, Da Afghanistan Breshna Mosessa (DABM) requested assistance from USAID’s Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) team to provide reliable voice communication for their dispatch center in Kabul. They needed uninterrupted communication before winter set in with their staff working at four hydro power plants – Sarobi, Naghlu, Mahipar, and ...more >

Kandahar, 1 December 2008 – With the official startup of a new 9 MW diesel power plant this morning, the people of Kandahar will see a major increase in the amount of electricity available to power their homes and businesses. Until now, the city of Kandahar relied for most of its power ...more >

Download PDF of s story featured in The New York Times about the daring missions undertaken to deliver critical equipment to Kajaki Dam, by Carlotta Gall. For online version, click here.

The October issue of the USAID publication Frontlines features a story on the daring delivery of equipment critical to the rehabilitation of the Kajaki Dam powerhouse by USAID's Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program. See Convoy Delivers USAID Turbine to Kajaki Dam.

In a daring and highly coordinated operation, a convoy loaded with critical equipment for the Kajaki Dam powerhouse reached its destination on the night of September 1, 2008. It was the culmination of a five-day journey from Kandahar that included a major cross-country leg and firefights with Taliban insurgents. Some 5,000 British, ...more >

Submission deadline extended to 30 October, 2008.

The Kajaki Dam in the Helmand province is vital to providing power to the southern region of Afghanistan. Mr. Rasoul, the local Power House Manager at the Kajaki Dam, has been working there for over 29 years, and during that time, he and his team of 40 local staff have been ...more >

On 5 August 2008, IRP staff performed emergency repair work at the Ghurki Khaley bridge not a minute too soon. This work is part of a USAID funded project, implemented through the IRP, to build an all weather paved asphalt road of approximately 103 kilometers from Gardez to Khost in Eastern ...more >

The IRP Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helps Afghanistan manage the 1,500 kilometers of roads built under its Rehabilitation of Economic Facilities and Services (REFS) program by carrying out repairs and routine maintenance of the roads.

The first ...more >


On 4 August 2008, IRP staff performed emergency repair work to the damaged road at Gerdi Seri, stabilizing and widening the badly eroded roadbed until more permanent repairs can be undertaken. The work is part of a USAID funded project, implemented through IRP, to build an all weather paved asphalt road ...more >


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