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23 Dec 2003 description

Program expected to affect as much as 60 percent of Afghan population

By Afzal Khan

15 Dec 2003 description

Road Segments Source: HIU - Oct 2003
Base Data Source: AIMS

12 Dec 2003 description

USAID oversees highway rehabilitation

By Afzal Khan

05 Dec 2003 description

Sixth PRT office opened in Herat

By David Shelby, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- A tree-planting ceremony was deemed a fitting ritual to mark the opening of the sixth Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) headquarters in Herat, western Afghanistan, December 1.

The PRTs are a growing part of the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

04 Dec 2003 description

U.S. ambassador cites moral and political reasons to help

20 Nov 2003 description

Khalilzad says country is one of Bush's top two foreign policy priorities

The new U.S.

12 Nov 2003 description

Veneman announces $5 million donation, training in agricultural finance

Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, traveling in Afghanistan, announced plans on November 11 for a donation of $5 million dollars in agricultural commodities under the Food for Progress Program.

She also announced that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would provide short-term training in the United States for eight Afghan women to study agricultural finance.

"We recognize the importance of agriculture in the Afghan economy and the need to revitalize the sector as an engine of economic growth and the …

10 Nov 2003 description

Treasury's Taylor says goal is to complete projects by June elections

16 Oct 2003 description

Failure in Afghanistan "not an option," State Department official says

08 Oct 2003 description

Yet more work needed to change traditional views, Sarabi adds

25 Sep 2003 description

Secretary's remarks to Afghan donors meeting

Afghanistan has made great strides over the past two years, but it is crucial that international aid be accelerated to ensure that the "hard-won hope of the Afghan people is justified," Secretary of State Colin Powell said September 24.

"Recovery and reconstruction are well under way. Refugees have come back in droves. Boys -- and girls -- have returned to school. The economy is beginning to show true signs of growth," the secretary said.

23 Sep 2003 description

Bush meets with Afghan, Indonesian presidents, Moroccan king

President Bush congratulated interim Afghan President Hamid Karzai September 23 for the success his country has attained since the defeat of the Taliban regime less than two years ago, and pledged accelerated U.S. support, according to a senior U.S.

22 Sep 2003 description

Larson underscores importance of international support for effort

The United States is preparing to boost its financing for reconstruction efforts in both Afghanistan and Iraq with the aim of ensuring greater security in the two countries, according to Alan Larson, under secretary of State for economic, global, and agricultural affairs.

20 Sep 2003 description

September 18 remarks upon leaving Kabul

The United States and the international community are committed to Afghanistan's reconstruction, Treasury Secretary John Snow said in remarks upon leaving Kabul, Afghanistan September 18.

"The reconstruction of a new, democratic Afghanistan must succeed -- for the sake of the Afghan people, for the region and for the world community.

22 Aug 2003 description

First paving between Kabul and Kandahar to be complete in 2004

Washington - Afghan President Hamid Karzai paid a visit to Afghanistan's Wardak province near Kabul August 20 to observe progress on the reconstruction of the Kabul-Kandahar highway.

The $180 million road project, funded by the United States, Japan and Saudi Arabia, will repave approximately 1200 kilometers of Afghanistan's main highway connecting the capital Kabul with Kandahar in the south and Herat in the west by 2005.

21 Aug 2003 description

Media Note
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29 Jul 2003 description

Response to question taken at July 28 State Department briefing

Following is the official answer to a question taken at the July 28, regular State Department press briefing; the answer was posted later in the day.

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Office of the Spokesman
July 28, 2003


Afghanistan: Levels of Assistance

Question: Please provide further details on U.S. aid to Afghanistan. Would an increase in funds be included in FY 04 funds? How much money has the U.S. provided in aid to Afghanistan?

28 Jul 2003 description

Boucher says new funding will focus upon projects that improve daily life

State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said the United States is considering a "significant increase" in its assistance to Afghanistan in order to accelerate reconstruction efforts.

Speaking at the July 28 State Department press briefing in Washington, Boucher said a special emphasis would be placed upon reconstruction projects that would directly improve the lives of ordinary Afghan men and women.

"We're looking at programs that can help accelerate the delivery of benefits from that …

24 Jul 2003 description

Third meeting of U.S.-Afghan Women's Council held in Washington July 15

By Stephen Kaufman, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The latest meeting of the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council has yielded a renewed commitment on the part of the Afghan government, the Bush administration and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work for the full and equal participation of women in Afghanistan's post-Taliban society.

In a briefing to NGO representatives following the third council meeting in Washington July 15, Afghan Minister for Women's Affairs Habiba Sarabi stated …