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.


ADB Agriculture Sector Program Report

April 2004

This report (2.7MB PDF only) outlines the Asian Development Bank's objectives of a proposed loan and grant for an agriculture sector program that includes water resources and irrigation. This report covers the current status and needs for this sector in Afghanistan.

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector

January 2004

This annex (425KB 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 water and sanitation sector.

Natural Resource Management Programs

March 2003

This report (PDF only) includes the objectives and budget for the water resources sector prepared by the Afghan Ministry of Irrigation, Water Resources, and Environment.

Afghanistan: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

January 2003

The United Nations Environmental Program released this report (3.5MB PDF only) that addresses the current status as well as recommendations for the environmental sector, including waste management, wastewater, and water supply.

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 water resource investment.

Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector Comprehensive Needs Assessment

July 2002

This needs assessment report (1.2MB PDF only) includes the current status and government priorities for water resources in Afghanistan.

Ministry of Water and Power Development Project Budget

The budget for 2002 to 2011 (2.8MB PDF only) outlines priorities for the water and power sectors.

Projects and Opportunities

Afghan Government

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

In October 2002, the Ministry of Water and Power identified six dam and irrigation priority projects.

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 improving irrigation for 310,000 hectares of farmland and repairing 233 irrigation structures.


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

Other projects:

Provided a grant of $33,405 to build a 2,500-meter stone masonry canal, which is bringing green fields and families back to the Fatmasti Valley of Bamyan Province.

World Bank

Emergency Infrastructure Reconstruction Project ($33 Million)
Supports rehabilitation of urgently needed water supply and sanitation in secondary cities, sanitation in Kabul.

Emergency Public Works and Community Empowerment Project ($42 Million)
This project that aims to revitalize villages and neighborhoods, includes an employment program to rehabilitate irrigation systems and canal systems.

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.

Other Projects

Kunduz Khanabad Irrigation System (160KB PDF only) ($25 million)
Ministry of Irrigation presentation (550KB PDF only) of the Kunduz Khanabad Irrigation System project at the June 2003 Afghanistan: Rebuilding a Nation conference.

In The Media


Water a Serious Problem Nationwide
   -April 8, 2003 (UN)

Interview with Irrigation and Environment Minister
   -April 8, 2003 (UN)

Afghans Building Irrigation Systems With International Help
   -March 8, 2003 (State Department)

Focus on Rebuilding Irrigation
   -March 6, 2003 (UN)


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