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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 1:15am

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium on Sunday, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector.

USAID, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Asian Development Bank organized the symposium to stimulate international private sector interest in the development of natural gas infrastructure in northern Afghanistan, particularly in gas processing and power generation.

Senior officials attending included Shafiqullah Shahrani from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and Mirwais Alami, Chief Commercial Officer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national power utility.

“The United States Government is convening international and Afghan business leaders with Afghan Government officials to discuss business opportunities in an exciting new market,” said Roy Plucknett, USAID Deputy Mission Director. “This will help meet Afghanistan’s growing demand for power through the development of clean and efficient domestic energy resources.”

DABS chairman Abdul Razique Samadi and Deputy Finance Minister Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor signed the contract for the installation
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - Officials from the Afghan national power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) signed an agreement with a Dubai-based construction company on Monday to install a critically needed turbine at Kajaki Dam.
 
Increasing the capacity of Kajaki dam is part of a wide-reaching infrastructure investment program under the Kandahar-Helmand Power Project (KHPP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 
 
AID MD William Hammink, Chairman of Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industry Haji Mail Agha Khairkhwa & Indian Ambassador to Afgha
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:15pm
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Representatives of dozens of regional businesses and assistance groups met in Kabul on Wednesday at an Indian-Afghan trade fair. More than 700 participants and guests attended the opening ceremony and visited the exhibition where 19 Indian and 25 Afghan participants showcased their innovations. Organizers said the fair was tailored to bring Afghan individuals and organizations that are best-positioned to forge innovative meaningful business-partnerships with Indian counterparts.
 
Afghan private-sector and government officials visit a booth showcasing Afghanistan's dried fruit and nuts at the India Internat
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:30am
NEW DELHI, INDIA – Afghanistan’s leading exporters are presenting their agricultural goods, carpets and gems at the 33rd India International Trade Fair (IITF) held in New Delhi from November 14 through November 27. 
Charles Drilling, Director of USAID's Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure and Mohammed Sami, Deputy Minister of Energy
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:15pm

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. 

U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham and Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology Amirzai Sangeen open the Access to
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Thousands of business representatives from across Afghanistan attended the kick-off of a Kabul exhibition promoting branchless banking and electronic payments.
 
The Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were the organizers of the two-day Access to Finance (A2F) Exhibition. 
 
115 graduates of the Judicial Stage training received their diplomas at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A total of 115 students received both degrees and the opportunity to serve crucial roles in the Afghanistan judiciary. Afghan and U.S. government officials attended the ceremony yesterday at which 90 male and 25 female students graduated from the 28th Round of the Judicial Stage held at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
 
The Judicial Stage is a program that trains law, Sharia, and Madrassa graduates to become the country’s next generation of judges.
 
Turquoise Mountain Great Serai in 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Turquoise Mountain, a Kabul-based international non-profit focused on the historical preservation of Afghan architecture and traditional crafts, has won a 2013 UNESCO Asian Cultural Heritage Restoration Program Award of Distinction for the restoration of Kabul’s Great Serai Palace. 
(From the Left) Director of Kabul Education Department Mohammad Mansoor, Minister of Education Dr. Farooq Wardak, USAID Assistan
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Sardar-e-Kabuli Girls High School was officially handed over to the Ministry of Education today, providing 6,000 girls with a bright, clean, and safe learning environment. The opening ceremony, attended by the Minister of Education and USAID officials, celebrated the completion of the USAID-supported project.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The modernization of Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s central bank, continues with scheduled openings of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded upgrading branch buildings in Farah and Zabul provinces this month.
 

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