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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.”

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 6:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The industrial park is one of three that will be constructed by USAID and managed by the Afghan Investment Support Agency.
 
Monday, October 3, 2005 - 6:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has been awarded a three year, $6.29 million cooperative agreement by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a Women’s Enterprise Development project in Afghanistan.
 
Monday, August 8, 2005 - 6:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States has pledged an additional $8 million to supplement $32 million in U.S. funds already provided to authorities administering Afghanistan’s September 18 elections.
 
The United States has pledged an additional $8 million to supplement $32 million in U.S. funds already provided to authorities administering Afghanistan’s September 18 elections.
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 - 6:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is assisting the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) to respond to the emergency situation caused by severe floods in several provinces of northern Afghanistan.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is assisting the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) to respond to the emergency situation caused by severe floods in several provinces of northern Afghanistan.  
 
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.
 

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