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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:15am

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN – senior officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, signed a contract with an international consulting firm on Sunday, August 31, as part of a nationwide Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) Program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The project is designed to improve power distribution in throughout southern Kandahar province.

The 4-year, $27.5 million Kandahar Management Support contract will be managed by Dubai-headquartered Power Generation Solutions and will help DABS increase revenue collections by improving the company’s billing systems through the installation of tamper-proof digital meters in both homes and businesses.

“The long-term plan is for DABS to provide Afghanistan with power from less expensive sources and for users to pay for it. USAID has helped DABS to acquire the technology, training, and the capacity needed to give reliable and affordable electricity to the people of Afghanistan,” said James Hope, Acting USAID Mission Director.

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.
 
Afghan food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products at an exhibition in Kabul
Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan businesses participated in an exhibition of Afghan food products, highlighting the rapid growth of agribusiness in Afghanistan. Seventeen food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products to representatives from food-processors, packaging and shipping companies, traders and exporters, and financial institutions.
 
Afghan businessman negotiates with a Kazakh businessman at the B2B event in Kabul.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan and Kazakh companies met recently to negotiate deals at a Business-to-Business (B2B) event in Kabul. Seventy three Afghan and 16 Kazakh companies from a wide variety of sectors participated in this USAID-supported event, including food processing, energy, pharmaceutical, and construction.
 
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Razeq Samadi, and Larry Sampler, USAID Office of Afghanista
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy.
 

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