Reports for Road Construction and Civil Aviation

Transportation National Program

April 2004

The Minister of Public Works outlines the priorities (PDF only) for Afghanistan in the road transportation and civil aviation sectors.

National Program for Reconstruction Report

December 2002

The Afghan Government produced a National Program for Reconstruction Report (2MB PDF only) that outlines strategies, objectives, progress to date, and funding requirements for priority areas, including transport and urban infrastructure.

Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in the Transport Sector

August 2002

This Asian Development Bank report (400KB PDF only) includes the current status of the roads and civil aviation sectors and short- to medium-term priorities.


Report for Civil Aviation

Priorities for the Civil Aviation Sector

November 26, 2002

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency funded a Definitional Mission by the Berkeley Group for the aviation sector that recommended five priority projects (295KB PDF only):

1. International Airport Navigational Aids
Technical Advisor - Regulatory Framework
Technical Assistance - Hajj Operations
Strategic Business Plan - Ariana Afghan Airlines
Feasibility Study - Kabul International Airport


Projects and Opportunities

Afghan Government

The Afghan government proposed these transportation sector projects for the Afghan year 1383 (March 2004-March 2005) development budget

World Bank

Emergency Transportation Rehabilitation Project ($108 million - $19.3 million for civil aviation sector)

This project includes the following work (160KB PDF only) for Kabul airport:

emergency repairs

rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged main airport runway pavement

provision and training of communications and traffic control equipment

Ministry presentation (1MB PDF only) of the Kabul Airport Navigation Aid Rehabilitation project at the June 2003 Afghanistan: Rebuilding a Nation conference.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA)

TDA is funding a strategic plan (PDF only) for the state airline Ariana and technical assistance in developing a regulatory framework for the civil aviation sector.

In November 2002, TDA sponsored orientation visit to the U.S. of Afghan aviation officials

In September 2002, TDA sent a definitional mission to Afghanistan, which led to the approval of funding for a strategic plan for Ariana Airlines. Read the Definitional Mission report (295KB PDF only).


In the Media

U.S. to Help Afghan Airline Develop Strategic Business Plan
-September 3, 2003 (State Department)

Getting to Kabul Could Be All the Fun
-June 3, 2003 (The New York Times)

Swiss Skies to Debut New Air Service to Kabul
-June 2, 2003 (Reuters)

World Airways Gets $102 Million Contract for Afghanistan Service
-May 1, 2003 (Atlanta Business Journal)



Ariana Airlines

Transport Sector (Development Gateway)


Road Construction Reports

Rehabilitation of Primary Road Maps

April 2003

Maps produced by the Asian Development Bank Road network by donor (400KB PDF only) and implementation status (400KB PDF format).


Projects and Opportunities

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Rehabilitation of Economic Facilities and Service (REFS) Program
Louis Berger

The Louis Berger Group is providing engineering, design, construction management and other services to implement USAID's Rehabilitation of Economic Facilities and Service (REFS) Program. Under this contract, Afghanistan's major and rural roads are being reconstructed to improve economic growth, security, and political integration along the corridor linking Afghanistan's three largest cities: Kabul, Kandahar and Herat. The REFS program is also rehabilitating irrigation systems, dams, power generation and schools and clinics.

For more information, please contact:
Tom Nicastro
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
2300 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: 202-912-0200
Fax: 202-293-0787

Rebuilding Agricultural Markets Program (RAMP)

USAID contracted with Chemonics to implement the Rebuilding Agricultural Markets Program (RAMP), a three-year program aimed at enhancing the good security and incomes of Afghanistan's rural population. It has two principal objectives: to increase agricultural productivity and output, and to facilitate effective linkages between producers, processors and markets. This includes rehabilitating secondary and tertiary roads connecting farms to markets.

For more information, please contact:
Robert Flick
Project Manager - RAMP
1133 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-955-3300
Fax: 202-955-3400

World Bank

Emergency Transportation Rehabilitation Project ($108 million)
Supports removal of key transport bottlenecks such as collapsed bridges, eroded road sections, and disintegrated pavements. This includes Kabul-Doshi Road and Salang Tunnel Rehabilitation Project (170KB PDF only). Repair work for the Kabul-Doshi Road began in September 2003 and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2004.

Ministry presentation (750KB PDF only) of the Kabul-Doshi Road and Salang Tunnel Rehabilitation project at the June 2003 Afghanistan: Rebuilding a Nation conference.

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank is active in rehabilitating the Kabul-Kandahar-Spin Boldak Road (170KB PDF only) and other priority roads.

Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (2.9MB PDF only) ($150 million)
In May 2003, the Asian Development Bank approved this loan to restore roads, power, and gas infrastructure in Afghanistan.

Other Projects

Priority Road Rehabilitation Projects (150KB PDF only) ($305 million)


In the Media

Afghan Road Project Forges Ahead
-August 4, 2003 (BBC)

Key Humanitarian Route Closes for Upgrading
-July 16, 2003 (UN)

Afghan Highway Construction Officially Launched
-November 12, 2002 (State Department)

Afghans Rebuild a Broken Lifeline
-November 11, 2002 (The Washington Post)

Afghan Death-trap Tunnel Gets Overhaul
-October 13, 2002 (ReliefWeb)

ADB Takes Steps to Rehabilitate Afghanistan's Roads
-August 9, 2002 (ADB)

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