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January 27, 2015

OVERVIEW

From April 2009 to March 2011, USAID assisted the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) General Directorate of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) through the E-Government Resource Center Phase I (EGRC-I) project. EGRC-I built the capacity of MoCIT employees as policymakers through: (1) the creation and strengthening of official websites of key Afghan government institutions and 34 provincial governments; (2) a three- to six-month “basic training” program to create Chief Information Officers in all ministries and government institutions; (3) the development and procurement of software and training for MoCIT staff to implement a computerized reception desk; and (4) the establishment of an internet exchange point for internet service providers to route traffic.

January 27, 2015

OVERVIEW

The Gardez-Khost National Highway (NH08) is 101.2-kilometer road linking eastern Afghanistan with the Ghulam Khan Highway in Pakistan. USAID’s Gardez to Khost National Highway (G-K Highway) project includes the creation of an all-weather NH08 by building bridges, causeways, and drainage structures and asphalting pavement to international standards. The G-K road runs through some of Afghanistan’s most difficult, remote and violent terrain. The project’s primary goals are to provide economic and security benefits to the populations of Paktia and Khost provinces.

January 27, 2015

OVERVIEW

The Kabul Urban Water Supply (KUWS) Project was launched by the German Development Bank (KfW) at the request of the Afghan government to provide 50 percent of Kabul’s population with pipe-based drinking water and access to basic sanitation systems. The piped-water system operated by the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Company covers the needs of less than 20 percent of the Kabul population. The goal of the KUWS Project is to improve the urban water system, creating a healthier environment for the population.

January 27, 2015

OVERVIEW

USAID Regional Water Management Forum (RWMF) seeks to improve regional transboundary water management and promote sustainable management practices. The $11 million project began in September 2014, and is scheduled to run four years.

January 27, 2015

2015-01-27 DCAR Press Release (Pashto)

January 27, 2015

2015-01-27 DCAR Press Release (English)

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