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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.”

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.
 
Monday, March 12, 2007 - 4:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the USAID Alternative Livelihoods Program for the Eastern Region (ALP/E) holds a ground-breaking ceremony of a new, US$1.5 million infrastructure project—the improvement of Kama Road, from Kama Bridge to Sangar Saray.  Nangarhar’s Governor Shairzai (or Deputy Governor), other provincial and district authorities, and representatives of Nangarhar Provincial and Kama District Shuras are expected to attend the event at Nawabad in Kama district.
 
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 2:30am
KABUL. AFGHANISTAN- Tuesday, February 13, 2007, Mr. James Kunder, Acting Deputy Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), presented two 86 volume hard bound sets of all the Official Gazettes of the Government of Afghanistan dating back to 1964 to the National Assembly Library.  Decades of war left libraries and government institutions lacking a comprehensive compilation of the laws of Afghanistan. This collection of Afghan legal documents was published by the Ministry of Justice with support from USAID.
 
Monday, December 18, 2006 - 6:15am
FAIZABAD, BADAKSHAN, AFGHANISTAN- On December 17, 2006 Baharak Girl’s School in Badakshan Province was officially opened by Munshi Abdul Majeed the Governor of Badakhshan Province, officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other local dignitaries.
 
Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 6:15am
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- The new Provincial Administration Building was officially opened in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, on December 14. The new modern facility accommodates the offices for ministry directors and other provincial managers.
 
The new Provincial Administration Building was officially opened in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, on December 14.  The new modern facility accommodates the offices for ministry directors and other provincial managers. 
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) in Afghanistan to promote agriculture development to Chemonics to work in the northern and western parts of Afghanistan.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) in Afghanistan to promote agriculture development to Chemonics to work in the northern and western parts of Afghanistan. 

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