Project: Accelerated District Reconstruction Program (ADRP)
Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Client: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Duration: 48 months
In partnership with Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the goal of the program was to develop and/or repair vital infrastructure throughout Kandahar, Afghanistan. It was a massive project that involved government and local agencies as well as communities.
We worked closely with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) to identify the most important community infrastructures to be developed, which included irrigation and road infrastructures. By it completion, the project was a resounding success and these include:
- The completion of 10 general infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, irrigation, water supply, sanitation and social services; all of which were built by Afghan contractors. The projects directly benefited 128, 102 families.
- The completion of 69 small and medium-sized infrastructure projects, which were identified and implemented by local communities and involved local laborers. There was an increase in short-term employment mainly involving young males in key districts, which saw 3, 856 laborers benefitting from the work opportunities. There are also 23, 136 beneficiaries from the income generated by these employment activities.
- Improvement in the project management capacity of (MRRD) which saw the training of 20 such professionals.
We are proud to have been part of the Accelerated District Reconstruction Program (ADRP) success, as it not only provided improvements to infrastructures in the region but also employment opportunities for the local communities.