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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.

Saturday, July 2, 2005 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID Mission Director Patrick Fine said “This is a special program for Uruzgan Province where we are testing fertilizer and seed distribution as a model for a national program to be implemented during the fall planting season.”
 
A new seed and fertilizer distribution program sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Afghan government was launched Saturday, July 2 in Southern Afghanistan’s Tirin Kot District, Uruzgan Province.
 
Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- U.S Embassy Kabul Charge d'Affaires Maureen Quinn along with Deputy Minister of Education Mr. Ghaznavi visited a USAID-funded education program on Thursday, June 30 in Kabul's Kart-e-Now district.
 
Monday, May 23, 2005 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- It is with a profound sense of sadness and regret that we mourn the tragic loss of 11 of our Afghan colleagues on May 18 and 19, 2005.  
 
Each of these men was working for the betterment of his family, his community, and his country -- for this they were brutally murdered.
 
On behalf of the U.S. Embassy and the entire American community in Afghanistan, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.
 
Monday, March 21, 2005 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- “I call on the youth of Afghanistan to take an interest in your country’s environment, and get involved in the greening of Afghanistan,” said Ambassador Khalilzad.
 
Friday, March 11, 2005 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID announced today a $2.5 million grant to the Afghanistan Ministry of Women's Affairs. USAID Administrator Andrew S. Natsios said the grant would further USAID's commitment to assist the Ministry to fulfill its purpose of advocacy and policy development to improve the status and lives of women in Afghanistan. Dr. Massouda Jalal, Minister of Women's Affairs, welcomed the news of the funding at a meeting in Washington with Mr. Natsios and Undersecretary of State Paula J. Dobriansky.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - 6:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In Afghanistan, women are playing a greater role in the political process, taking advantage of new economic opportunities, working with civil society to address problems being faced by women at the local levels, striving to attain higher educational levels, and are improving the quality of health care for themselves and their families.
 
By Zalmay Khailzad, March 9, 2005    
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 6:15am

From Andrew S. Natsios, USAID Administrator

Monday, June 14, 2004 - 6:30am
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Government affirmed its long-term commitment to Afghanistan with the announcement of new public/private-sector initiatives designed to encourage international investment and the full participation of women in the growing economy.
 

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