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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.”

Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 4:45am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- In mid-September, Kandahari farmers eagerly walked green orchard fields filled with bright red pomegranates.  During harvest time, the farmers worked as a team to sort, grade, and package the pomegranates to meet international export quality standards.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On September 5, 2007, Kabul Mayor Rohullah Aman dedicated the recently completed Safety Park for children at Park Shar-e-Naw. 
 
Funded through a donation from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Kabul Municipality, the park was conceived after Kabul Municipality Greenery Director Haji Habibiullah saw a similar park on a USAID-sponsored trip to India.  He believed that the children of Kabul could benefit from this space for play and learning.
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 4:45am
JALALABAD, NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- On August 28 2007, an Antonov 12 cargo aircraft, similar to the ones used to transport troops during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan landed in Jalalabad airport; this time with a totally different purpose. The aircraft came to lift the first direct air freight shipment of fresh fruit to be delivered to the Emirate of Dubai, opening the door to a new trade route between Eastern Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, and the beginnings of a regular weekly airfreight shipment to these important markets from Jalalabad. 
Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 4:45am
JAWZJAN, AFGHANISTAN- On July 18, 2007, the recently completed Faizabad Connector Road was inaugurated by Parliamentarian Fahima Sadat.  Funded by USAID and implemented by UNOPS via local firm Asian Atlas Construction and Engineering Network, this road strengthens the link between the Faizabad District Center and the Mazar-e Sharif to Shiberghan highway. 
 
Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On Thursday July 19, 2007 the 1st Vice President Ahmad Zia Masoud along with dignitaries from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, German Organization for Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Energy and Water, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Public Health officially announced the Integrated Water Resources Management Conference at the Serena Hotel.
Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Since July 2006, USAID has successfully completed over 1000 development projects and initiated 780 new projects at the request of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan, according to outgoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Leon S. Waskin.
 
Villagers stand by flood walls as the river rises due to heavy rainfall in Panjshir province. The U.S. Government is mobilizing
Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Government is responding to the emergency situation caused by severe floods in the central provinces of Afghanistan, at the request of the Government of Afghanistan.
 
The United States Government is responding to the emergency situation caused by severe floods in the central provinces of Afghanistan, at the request of the Government of Afghanistan.  
 
Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an initial $8 million contribution to the Good Performers’ Initiative as part of the Government of Afghanistan’s Counter Narcotics Trust Fund (CNTF).  This new grant will be administered by the United Nations Development Programme. The Ministry of Counter Narcotics will coordinate and manage the initiative.
 

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