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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.”

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a special request for partnerships in businesses associated with agriculture. USAID wants to establish public-private sector alliances and leverage Afghan investment capital for projects to develop the agriculture sector.
 
Monday, November 27, 2006 - 6:15am
MAIDAN SHAHR, WARDAK, AFGHANISTAN- Officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Governor of Maidan-Wardak Province, Abdul Jabar Naimi, and other local dignitaries opened the new provincial appeal court in Maidan-Wardak Province.
 
Officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Governor of Maidan-Wardak Province, Abdul Jabar Naimi, and other local dignitaries opened the new provincial appeal court in Maidan-Wardak Province.
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 6:15am
FARAH, AFGHANISTAN- A new Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) branch recently opened in Farah funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Reconstruction Team Quick Impact Program.
 
Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently started a three-year Local Governance and Community Development project in Afghanistan, to be carried out through the Provincial Reconstruction Teams.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently started a three-year Local Governance and Community Development project in Afghanistan, to be carried out through the Provincial Reconstruction Teams.
 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded the Agriculture Rural Investment and Enterprise Strengthening (ARIES) project in Afghanistan.
 
Monday, October 2, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The first flight from the new airfield in Zabul arrived in Kabul last week.
 
The first flight from the new airfield in Zabul arrived in Kabul last week.  A plane from “PRT Air”, an air charter serving a broad range of organizations working on development issues, flew into Kabul from Qalat last week. PRT Air will continue to have scheduled flights twice a week. The completion of the first airstrip in Zabul Province will provide a gateway to further development, economic growth, and communication links for the Province.
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Government will contribute $22 million, over five years, to support the Education Ministry’s vision of a literate Afghanistan.
 
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently provided the Government of Afghanistan with an additional $10 million in assistance for diesel fuel procurement.
 
Monday, September 18, 2006 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Minister of Education, Mr. Haneef Atmar, is visiting the United States for the first time to attend U.S. First Lady Laura Bush’s Global Literacy Conference to be held at the New York City Public Library on September 18.
 

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