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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20 announced a $22.3 million project to help the Afghan Ministry of Public Works maintain Afghanistan’s roads.

The three-year project will help the Ministry create three departments: a road authority to oversee maintenance and construction; a road fund to provide financing; and a transportation institute to train staff.

USAID officially selected AMEC Environment and Infrastructure as the implementing partner. 

“This project will help strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Works to operate and maintain Afghanistan’s national road network,” said Mission Director Bill Hammink. “We are committed to continuing our partnership with the Afghan government to improve the country’s transportation infrastructure and provide safe roads for the people of Afghanistan.”

A midwifery training session supported by USAID in Afghanistan
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID will continue to fund the wide range of successful health programs in Afghanistan.  USAID likewise will maintain its support of the Ministry of Public Health even after current activities end.
 
USAID commends the Ministry of Public Health and Her Excellency Minister Suraya Dalil for her leadership.  Ministry efforts have enabled the international community to contribute to successes that have touched the lives of millions of Afghan men, women and children.
 
USAID Mission Director William Hammink attends the launch ceremony of the Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuri
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new three-year women's empowerment project today. The project aims to strengthen the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) capacity to support women in Afghanistan.
 
The Ministry of Women's Affairs Organizational Restructuring and Empowerment Project (MORE) project will be implemented in partnership with the Asia Foundation. MORE is intended to help MoWA advance its policy mandate, gender equality and empowerment in Afghanistan.
 
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 5:30am

 

Ready for Export: produce packaged at the Surkhrod Packing Facility
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:30am
NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- The Surkhrod Packing facility, established and run by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East and West (IDEA-NEW) Project, and its predecessor, Alternative Development Program (ADP), was officially handed over to Tak Dana, Afghanistan's first integrated fruit and vegetable processing company, at a ribbon cutting ceremony today.
 
(From the Left) USAID Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure Theodora Dell and Deputy Minister of W
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- More than 160 Afghan women received the certificates today at a ceremony in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs after completing USAID-supported Business Development Training Course in Kabul. The training included courses in basic business administration, business finance and marketing, and was jointly delivered the representatives from Etisalat and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, five-year, $40 million award in support of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).
 
Graduates of Women in Government Internship Program with USAID Deputy Mission Director Jerry Bisson (standing third from the lef
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Sixty Afghan women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship (WIG) Program in Kabul on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at the Ministry of Finance’s Customs Directorate, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Energy and Water, the National Environment Protection Agency, the Control and Audit Office, the Civil Service Commission and Afghan Telecom. The women are the latest group to graduate since the program launched in February 2010.
 
William Hammink was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan in Washington D.C.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- William Hammink was sworn in yesterday as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan, USAID’s largest country program in the world. Hammink will direct projects to support sustainable economic growth, good governance, and support for maintaining critical development gains in health and education.
 

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