National Irrigation and Power Program

June 2004

This presentation (150KB PDF only) highlights the needs and projects of the National Irrigation and Power Program, a National Priority Program of the Afghan government.

Power Sector

January 2004

This annex (475KB PDF only) to the Securing Afghanistan's Future report addresses the Afghan government’s objectives, investment priorities, and policies as well as international donor activities for the power sector.

Projects and Opportunities

Afghan Government

The Afghan government proposed these natural resources projects for the Afghan year 1383 (March 2004-March 2005) development budget.

Priority Power Generation Projects (165KB PDF only) ($400 million). The Ministry of Water and Power has created a list of 58 power sector projects that require funding.

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

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA)

In December 2002, TDA sponsored an Orientation Visit to the U.S. by the Minister of Water and Power to meet with U.S. companies and relevant U.S. Government agencies.

World Bank

Emergency Infrastructure Reconstruction Project ($33 Million)
Supports rehabilitation of basic electricity for all cities, including Kabul. This includes a $15 million Secondary Cities Emergency Power project (180KB PDF only). Ministry of Water and Power presentation (900KB PDF only) of the Secondary Cities Emergency Power project at the June 2003 Afghanistan: Rebuilding a Nation conference.

In June 2004, the World Bank approved a $105 million credit to the government of Afghanistan for an Emergency Power Rehabilitation Project that will restore and expand the distribution network, rehabilitate the largest generation station supplying Kabul and the associated transmission line, and improve commercial operations of the utility.

Asian Development Bank

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.

In the Media

Framingham Firm Wins Afghanistan Construction Contract
   -October 9, 2003 (PakTribune)

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