KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Dozens of Afghan engineers recently celebrated the completion of a course in modern dam design and construction, as part of a U.S. government educational project to improve irrigation and flood control in the country.
Seventy-two students and instructors from Kabul University and 18 technicians from the Ministry of Energy and Water received certificates in a graduation ceremony at the Engineering Faculty of Kabul University.
The 90 engineers received seven days of hands-on training in construction, soil sampling and concrete use and quality control. USAID financed the training.
The Kabul University students became eligible to work as interns at the Ministry of Energy and Water during their upcoming winter break.
A committee will select 10 engineering students to receive more in-depth, on-the-job training later in the year.
“I congratulate you on embracing the opportunity to participate in this rare and valuable training,” said Charles Drilling, Director of USAID’s Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure. “The knowledge you have gained will serve you and Afghanistan well.”
Last updated: September 17, 2014