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 



Extension of deadline to October 5, 2008

Download PDF of story featured in Time Magazine about the challenge and significance of rehabilitating the Kajaki dam and power plant, by Aryn Baker/Kajaki Olya. For online version, click here.

As construction of the Keshim-Faizabad Road moves ahead, there is a need to relocate several medium and low voltage distribution poles in Faizabad to make way for the construction of the road. From 8 to 13 June 2008, the Deputy Chief of Party and the Task Order Manager for the Keshim-Faizabad ...more >

IRP is committed to providing employment for local men and women throughout Afghanistan, and has a special interest in the development of women. Many of the women currently working at IRP are not only fulfilling the responsibilities of full-time jobs, but are also studying part-time, or are raising a family.

At the ...more >


Despite insurgent attempts to destroy a bridge and disrupt the flow of traffic along the Kabul to Kandahar Road, the quick action of the IRP operations and maintenance team has enabled the road to remain open while repairs to the bridge are undertaken.

On 9 April 2008, insurgents destroyed parts of bridge No. ...more >


On 26 April 2008, President Hamed Karzai and U.S. Ambassador William Wood attended the contract signing between IRP prime contractor LBG/B&V JV and subcontractor BSC/C&C JV for construction of the Gardez to Khost Road.

The $86 million dollar construction contract provides for the development of 101 kilometers of road, one of the most ...more >


While performing an inspection of the Sheberghan to Sar-e-Pul Road on 20 April 2008, Road and Roof Construction Company (RRCC), subcontractor for road Operation and Maintenance (O&M) work, came across a pot-hole in the roadís surface at Km 6+508. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that within the hole layed an ...more >

On 20 April 2008, a second group of students began internships with IRP, following closely on the 5 April 2008 completion of internships by students from Kabul University.

Thirteen students from the Nangarhar and Kandahar Universities attended a ceremony at the IRP Main Office to officially sign their contracts with IRP. As ...more >


19 April 2008 - IRPís Task Order 11 Manager recently attended a USAID-sponsored technical meeting with the Turkmenistan Ministry of Energy and Industry (MoEI) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The meeting, held 8 to 9 April 2008, gathered key representatives from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and the United States to discuss facilitation of the import ...more >

The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is actively trying to ensure that the residents of Kabul have access to adequate and around-the-clock electricity. Through its Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (IRP) in Afghanistan, USAID is supporting a multi-donor effort to import over 100 Mega Watts (MWs) of power to Kabul from ...more >


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