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 order to provide the people of Afghanistan with high quality road networks, there is a pressing need to increase road maintenance capabilities to preserve the 1,500 kilometers of roads built under the USAID funded Rehabilitation of Economic Facilities and Services (REFS) program carried out between 2002 and 2007. Since their construction, ...more >

25 April 2008 - Turbine Unit No. 3 at the Kajaki Dam in Helmand province was recently isolated and rehabilitated by IRP subcontractor China-Machine Building International Corp. (CMIC). Rehabilitation of the turbine is part of a USAID-funded project to restore the Kajaki Dam to full operation again, providing a secure and ...more >

Download PDF of story featured on National Public Radio (NPR) about rehabilitation of the Kajaki dam and power plant, by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson. For web or audio version, click here.

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) to manage the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and long term training of DABS staff for its 220 kV system, including all transmission lines operating at or above 220 kV and associated substations. DABS is a vertically integrated electric utility providing electricity throughout Afghanistan.

An IRP Civil Construction Superintendent traveled to Rostock Germany in late March 2008 for a one-week visit with Caterpillar Power Generation Systems, the U.S. firm that was awarded the contract to build the generators for the Kabul 100MW Power Plant.

At the Caterpillar factory, the Civil Construction Superintendent was able to witness the ...more >


In September 2007, ten fourth year engineering students from Kabul University began work as interns on the USAID funded Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP). IRP provided training to the students in materials sampling and testing procedures in a work-study environment. The training offered the students the benefit of work experience ...more >

The Director and Members of the Daykundi Provincial Council recently sent an appreciation letter thanking the USAID Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Program (IRP) for the work which will be performed in their Province.

The letter went on to read, “Daykundi is a central province of Afghanistan, but the poor conditions of the roads which ...more >


As part of IRP’s effort to provide training to all local staff members, lessons were offered to the Logistics Section on the computer file and folder structures.

These lessons were planned and presented by the local Information Technology (IT) Inventory Coordinator over a two hour period.

When planning the lessons, the coordinator based them ...more >


On 3 March 2008, IRP conducted a formal bid opening for reconstruction of the Gardez-Khost Road, to be funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Attendees included USAID representatives and the Governor of Paktia.

The current condition of the Gardez-Khost Road is a combination of unimproved roadway, ...more >


As part of the USAID funded Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Training and Capacity Building Program, a sustainable roads maintenance program is to be developed for Afghanistan. The first contract to initiate the implementation of the O&M was awarded to a local Afghan Company, Road and Roof Construction Company (RRCC).

At a formal ...more >


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