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

General Management and Administration
Gardez-Khost Road
Advisor to the Secretariat of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy
Roads Operations and Maintenance / Capacity Building
Reactive Power Compensation for North East Power System (NEPS)
National Load Control Center
General Services - IRP Quick Response II
Kandahar Commercialization Advisory
Diesel Thermal Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Bamyan-Dushi Road Design
Design and Construction of Regak Bridge in Oruzgan Province
Initial Construction of Bamyan-Dushi Road
Tarakhil Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Reconstruction of the Keshim-Faizabad Road
Kajaki Dam Auxilliary Infrastructure and Supporting Services
General Services - Quick Response for IRP I
The Afghanistan Energy and Information Center
Road from Kajakai Dam to Ring Road
Ghazni to Gardez Road Design
Import of Power from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Strategic Provincial Roads in South and East Afghanistan
500/220 kV Substation for the North East Power System
Southern Strategy Road - Segment A
500 kV Transmission Line Design for North East Power System

OLD - Initial Construction of Bamyan-Dushi Road
View of the existing Bamyan to Dushi roadway, which runs alongside a river.
The design team is investigating possible road centerline realignment or providing bank protection structures where the Bamyan to Dushi roadway is too close to the river.
Objective. The objective of this USAID-funded project is to initiate an early start for the construction of critical work and the contractor mobilization effort. This effort will expedite the final completion date of the Bamyan to Dushi Road project by implementing critical work and support activities prior to award of the road construction contract.

Background. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has categorized the Bamyan-Dushi Road as a national highway. Due to its strategic importance in providing an alternate route for travel between the north and central provinces of Afghanistan, a high level of service is required. The current road permits traffic to avoid the Salang tunnel, which subjects all north- and south-bound traffic to considerable time delays during the winter months even under the best of conditions.

However, the Bamyan-Dushi road in its present condition is virtually impassable during the winter months, and even during summer is a very slow and arduous detour. Design and construction of an asphaltic concrete paved road is required in order to permit year-round use of this road as an alternative to the Salang Pass.

Status. Contracts have been issued to two Afghan contractors for the initial construction; mobilization of personnel and equipment is underway. Subcontractors have begun initial construction activities, and two contracts have been issued to local companies to construct the water well and to demine the camp area and access road. Mobilization boy both companies is underway. Design of the camp is completed and a third local contract was awarded to construct and grade the access road. A subcontract has been issued for the Capacity Building Training Program which will train approximately 320 local citizens in construction procedures in advance of the construction scheduled to begin in Spring 2011.

Anticipated Impact. Preconstruction activities undertaken through this project will facilitate an immediate start–up of construction activities on the Bamyan to Dushi Road upon construction subcontract award.

When completed, the upgraded Bamyan-Dushi road will provide a year round alternative route to the Salang Pass, as well as increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents. It will also facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade and economic development opportunities including agriculture and mining.


Governor Thanks Donors for Winter Road Maintenance

A Road for Us

The Road Ahead for Bamyan and Dushi

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