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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.

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.
 
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.
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.
 
Monday, May 28, 2007 - 4:45am
Saturday, May 5, 2007 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today Minister of Education Haneef Atmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with USAID partners CARE and Creative Associates affirming the realignment of key USAID education projects with the Ministry’s five-year strategic plan to more effectively support the goals of the Government of Afghanistan. 
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- AgFair'07 catalyzed much needed investment in the agriculture sector, facilitated trade, and introduced new technologies to Afghanistan.
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Mr. David Murdock, owner and CEO of Dole Foods Company, met with President Karzai on April 23 to announce his intention to explore a major Dole presence in Afghanistan.  Mr. Murdock came to Afghanistan at the request of President Bush and visited the area aground Bagram and Mazar-e-Sharif, as well as a U.S.-sponsored Agricultural Fair, the first of its kind held in many years in the country.
 

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