September 30, 2007
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- In mid-September, Kandahari farmers eagerly walked green orchard fields filled with bright red pomegranates. During harvest time, the farmers worked as a team to sort, grade, and package the pomegranates to meet international export quality standards.
September 5, 2007
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On September 5, 2007, Kabul Mayor Rohullah Aman dedicated the recently completed Safety Park for children at Park Shar-e-Naw.
Funded through a donation from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Kabul Municipality, the park was conceived after Kabul Municipality Greenery Director Haji Habibiullah saw a similar park on a USAID-sponsored trip to India. He believed that the children of Kabul could benefit from this space for play and learning.
August 28, 2007
JALALABAD, NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- On August 28 2007, an Antonov 12 cargo aircraft, similar to the ones used to transport troops during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan landed in Jalalabad airport; this time with a totally different purpose. The aircraft came to lift the first direct air freight shipment of fresh fruit to be delivered to the Emirate of Dubai, opening the door to a new trade route between Eastern Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, and the beginnings of a regular weekly airfreight shipment to these important markets from Jalalabad.
July 26, 2007
JAWZJAN, AFGHANISTAN- On July 18, 2007, the recently completed Faizabad Connector Road was inaugurated by Parliamentarian Fahima Sadat. Funded by USAID and implemented by UNOPS via local firm Asian Atlas Construction and Engineering Network, this road strengthens the link between the Faizabad District Center and the Mazar-e Sharif to Shiberghan highway.
July 19, 2007
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Since July 2006, USAID has successfully completed over 1000 development projects and initiated 780 new projects at the request of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan, according to outgoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Leon S. Waskin.
Last updated: March 06, 2014