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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on October 20 announced a $22.3 million project to help the Afghan Ministry of Public Works maintain Afghanistan’s roads.

The three-year project will help the Ministry create three departments: a road authority to oversee maintenance and construction; a road fund to provide financing; and a transportation institute to train staff.

USAID officially selected AMEC Environment and Infrastructure as the implementing partner. 

“This project will help strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Public Works to operate and maintain Afghanistan’s national road network,” said Mission Director Bill Hammink. “We are committed to continuing our partnership with the Afghan government to improve the country’s transportation infrastructure and provide safe roads for the people of Afghanistan.”

The USAID Women in Government Internship Program supports the Afghan Government’s National Development Strategy goal to increase
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:45am
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN- Today nineteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Heart. These women completed six-month internships at the Herat Governor’s Office, Herat University, the Directorate of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, and the Directorate of Women’s Affairs.
 
Fourth Cohort of Master of Education Graduates with USAID representatives at Shahid Professor Rabani Education University in Kab
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty-two students received Master of Education degrees today from Shahid Professor Rabani Education University, as senior Afghan and U.S. education officials watched. The graduate program is part of a joint Afghan-U.S. effort to enhance education in Afghanistan 
 
One of the graduates displays her diploma in Managerial Accounting after the graduation ceremony.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty-six Afghan professionals graduated on March 20, 2013 from the Distance Learning Diploma Programs offered by the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF) in partnership with the Kampala International University. Five of the graduates were females.
 
Teachers from Aisha-i-Durani High School in Kabul watch a live demonstration of the mobile money service with AWCC.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Teachers from Aisha-i-Durani High School in Kabul now know how easy it is to access their salary accounts with the use of a mobile phone. They recently received a live demonstration of the mobile money service provided by Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) in partnership with Maiwand Bank.
 
A Local businesswoman and ABADE project representative exchange business cards during the road show event in Mazar today.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:30am
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- More than seventy business representatives and Balkh government officials gathered at the ABADE road show in Mazar City today to discuss the possibilities of partnering with this new USAID-funded project aimed at providing assistance to small and medium enterprises in Afghanistan.
 
USAID Senior Development Officer Kevin Rushing addresses the ABADE road show audience in Herat
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:30am
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN- More than one hundred business representatives and local government officials gathered at the ABADE road show in Herat today to hear about the possibilities of partnering with this new USAID-funded project aimed at providing assistance to small and medium enterprises in Afghanistan.
 
Ms. Sediqi signs a deal with a Malaysian buyer
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan  traders signed more than $2.3 million in business deals for 1,079 tons of the country’s high-quality agricultural products with companies in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and India at 25-28 February Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai.
 
Afghanistan Will Showcase Its Agricultural Riches at Gulfood 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty Afghan traders will showcase the country’s agricultural riches, ranging from saffron and pomegranates to apples and nuts, at a three-day Gulfood Exhibition which opens today in Dubai.
 
The renowned Gulfood Exhibition, held at the Dubai World Trade Center, is the Middle East’s biggest annual food and hospitality show, bringing together thousands of buyers, suppliers, and food enthusiasts from around the world.
 
Leadership of the Women in Development Association.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Women in Government Internship Program marked its first three years by celebrating two major milestones this week: the placement of more than 440 interns in government agencies in Kabul, Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar, and the launch of the Women in Development Association.
In 2013, more than 120 women will work as interns in Kabul.  57 new graduates received their certificates at the event and will start full time jobs.
 

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