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.

Construction Sector Report

April 23, 2003

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul released this report (240KB) on opportunities and obstacles for U.S. companies in the construction sector.


Projects and Opportunities

Afghan Government

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

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Rehabilitation of Economic Facilities and Services (REFS)
Louis Berger

The November 10, 2002 groundbreaking ceremony of the Kabul-Kandahar-Herat Highway marked a significant step toward rebuilding Afghanistan's infrastructure.

Project Opportunities


Irrigation systems

Water and sanitation

Power transmission

Construction of:
 ° Schools
 ° Medical centers
 ° Administration centers
 ° Bridges

Louis Berger, contracting agent for this USAID infrastructure project, discussed contracting opportunities at the November Business Roundtable in Kabul. Read the Roundtable Summary.

Prospective contractors and suppliers to Louis Berger should complete the pre-qualification package:

Pre-qualification notice

Pre-qualification application and instructions

USAID announcement of award to Louis Berger.

For the latest information and tenders for this project, visit the Louis Berger Afghanistan Web site,

Other activities:

$150 million Rebuilding Afghanistan's Agricultural Markets Program (160KB PDF only)

In February 2003, USAID announced $60 million initiative to rebuild the educational infrastructure of Afghanistan. The main aspect will be the rehabilitation and construction of 1,000 schools across the country over the next three years.

USAID supported over 225 spot reconstruction projects such as government buildings, schools, roads, bridges, irrigation systems and other community projects.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

In February 2003, OPIC pledged support for construction of a five-star hotel in Kabul, managed by Hyatt International. Anticipates using $35 million for financing and political risk insurance toward the project.

In February 2003, OPIC pledged to provide $35,000 in insurance to enable Vermeer Manufacturing Company to donate a compressed earth block machine for the construction of 3 schools, at least one of which is an all girl's school.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA)

In 2002, TDA provided funding for a feasibility study of hotel opportunities in Kabul that led to the OPIC-financed Hyatt Hotel project.

World Bank

Emergency Public Works and Community Empowerment Project ($42 million)
This provides funding for infrastructure improvements and housing reconstruction in villages throughout Afghanistan.

Asian Development Bank

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

Other Projects

Kabul Satellite City Construction (190KB PDF only) ($400 million)
Ministry of Urban Development & Housing presentation (1.3MB PDF only) at the June 2003 Afghanistan: Rebuilding a Nation conference.

Hotel Kabul Rehabilitation (190KB PDF only) ($27.8 million)

Hyatt Hotel Construction (150KB PDF only) ($39 million)

ACATCO Hotel Construction 180KB PDF only) ($29.8 million)


In the Media

Agreement with Afghan Government Pledges OPIC Support for Hotel Project
-February 27, 2003 (OPIC)

OPIC Insurance Enables U.S. Company to Help Build Schools in Afghanistan
-February 27, 2003 (OPIC)

U.S. Government Announces Plan for 1,000 New Schools
-February 27, 2003 (USAID)

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

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

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



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