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Installation of Turbine Generator Unit 2 at Kajaki Dam Hydropower Plant (Kajaki Unit 2) is part of a major U.S.-funded project in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan. Kajaki Dam Units 1 and 3 were commissioned in 1975 and rehabilitated by USAID in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Successful installation and commissioning of the powerhouse’s third hydroelectric generator, Unit 2, will result in an addition of 18.5 MW to the existing 33 MW output capacity. The $75 million on-budget project began in May 2013, and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

  • With support from the Government of Germany, a temporary unit for treating non-EVD infections opened in Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia on January 23.
  • The Government of Senegal (GoS) reopened land border crossings with Guinea on January 26. The GoS had closed all borders with Guinea on August 21 due to the EVD outbreak and previously reopened air and sea borders with Guinea on November 14.
  • As of January 26, the Government of Liberia (GoL) had reported a total of 21 confirmed cases in the last 21 days—eight cases from Grand Cape Mount County and 13 from Montserrado County.

The Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) is a four-year, PhP218 million ($5 million) project started in October 2014 to strengthen policymaking for environmentally sound energy sector development.

Five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. With the help of the international community, Haiti has made significant advances. The U.S. post-earthquake strategy for Haiti focuses on four sector pillars designed to catalyze economic growth and build long-term stability.

The Afghanistan Engineering Support Program (AESP) provides architectural and engineering services, and trains staff and technicians working for Afghan Ministries in the energy, transportation, water, sanitation, and communication sectors. The $72 million project began in November 2009 and ends in November 2015. Its main goals are raising the level of engineering skills in the Afghan government and businesses, and increasing the quality of engineering works in the country.

The objective of this project is to design a roadmap for development of the Sheberghan gas fields. This includes several activities: drilling/rehabilitating three gas wells; conducting a gas reservoir study to certify reservoir gas quantity, pressures and quality; and assisting the Afghan government to partner with the private sector to design, build and operate a central gas processing (sweetening) plant and construct and operate an expandable gas-fired power generation plant with an initial capacity of 200 MW in the form of an Independent Power Producer (IPP).

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USAID Regional Water Management Forum (RWMF) seeks to improve regional transboundary water management and promote sustainable management practices. The $11 million project began in September 2014, and is scheduled to run four years.

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The Kabul Urban Water Supply (KUWS) Project was launched by the German Development Bank (KfW) at the request of the Afghan government to provide 50 percent of Kabul’s population with pipe-based drinking water and access to basic sanitation systems. The piped-water system operated by the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Company covers the needs of less than 20 percent of the Kabul population. The goal of the KUWS Project is to improve the urban water system, creating a healthier environment for the population.

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The Gardez-Khost National Highway (NH08) is 101.2-kilometer road linking eastern Afghanistan with the Ghulam Khan Highway in Pakistan. USAID’s Gardez to Khost National Highway (G-K Highway) project includes the creation of an all-weather NH08 by building bridges, causeways, and drainage structures and asphalting pavement to international standards. The G-K road runs through some of Afghanistan’s most difficult, remote and violent terrain. The project’s primary goals are to provide economic and security benefits to the populations of Paktia and Khost provinces.

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Last updated: January 27, 2015