Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (AIRP), USAID Project

Kabul-Kandahar Road

Hi-Tech as sub-consultant to (LBG B&V Joint-Venture) provide consulting engineering services for Afghanistan Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (AIRP), $ 1.4 Billion dollars, USAID Project. The project includes four sectors (Transportation, Energy, Vertical Structures and Water Resources).

Hi-Tech services include survey, design and construction supervision of new and rehabilitation of existing infrastructures in Afghanistan.

Hi-Tech provides topographic survey, design, analyses, preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, preparation of construction documents, construction supervision and management for (AIRP, USAID/LBG B&V Joint-Venture) Project. Hi-Tech engineers and inspectors conduct inspection services during the construction phase, and provide community development services for several infrastructure Projects.

Currently, Hi-Tech is providing the following engineering services for (AIRP, USAID/LBG B&V Joint-Venture) Project:

  • Hi-Tech organized and trained a team more than 60 local Afghan engineers and technicians, 30 Local Afghan Community Development Officers for the road inventory surveys, road features, traffics counts, and community services. In addition Hi-Tech trained the local engineers to use the GPS and to conduct road inventory survey.
  • Completed survey of 1600 k. m. provincial roads (USAID-Task Order # 12) Project, using GPS in several southern and eastern provinces of Afghanistan. Duties include survey of physical condition of roads, inventory of structures (bridges, and culverts) along the roads, drainage assessment and soil sampling of the roads.
  • Completed survey of Ghazni-Gardez provincial road, using GPS in the southern provinces of Afghanistan. Duties include survey of physical condition of road, inventory of structures (bridges, and culverts) along the road, drainage assessment and soil sampling of the road.
  • Completed survey of Gardez-Khost provincial road, using GPS in the southern provinces of Afghanistan. Duties include survey of physical condition of road, inventory of structures (bridges, and culverts) along the road, drainage assessment and soil sampling of the road.
  • Professional, Technical and Administrative expertise, Translators and Data entry for (LBG B&V Joint Venture) in Kabul main office (USAID-Task Order # 1), Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Construction supervision of Kishem -Faizabad road (USAID-Task Order # 4), at the northern Afghanistan.
  • Construction supervision of Gardez-Khost road (USAID-Task Order # 8), at the south of Afghanistan.
  • Maintenance and construction supervision of Kabul-Kandahar road (USAID-Task Order # 14), at the south of Afghanistan.
  • Construction supervision of energy – electricity infrastructures, (USAID-Task Order # 17) in Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Completed construction supervision of Kandahar-Arghistan road (USAID-Task Order # 18), in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
  • Construction supervision of energy – electricity infrastructures, (USAID-Task Order # 19) in northern Afghanistan.
  • Construction supervision of Doshi Bamyan road (USAID-Task Order # 24), at the north-west of Afghanistan.

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Kabul-Kandahar Road

Hi-Tech prepared the following questionnaires and Forms such as Road Inventory Survey Form, Road Feature Survey Form, and Traffic Count Form for the Master Plan:

  • Road Survey Inventory Form: Record the conditions, length, width, pavement type, cross section, slope, grade, the location & condition of structures including bridges, culverts, etc.
  • Socio Economic Study - Baseline study: Performed Socio Economic Survey - Baseline study of the Roads. Trained the data collectors and technicians to conduct road feature surveys and household interviews for the household questionnaire. Trained the traffic counters to perform traffic counts.
  • Road Features Survey Form: Record the environment along the road, such as the number of villages & their approximate populations, schools, clinics, the use of land such as agriculture, livestock, factories, farms, etc.
  • Traffic Count Form: Record the number of vehicles, passenger cars, busses, and trucks that travel from two designated points on the roads.
  • Household Questionnaire Form: Data collection including interview of fifteen families per town or village to assess and record general size of household, family income, source of income, number of pupils in household attending local schools, average number of trips to local facilities, such as schools, clinics, markets, etc.

Hi-Tech organized and trained a team of 12 local Afghan engineers, 24 local Afghan data collectors, technicians and traffic counters for the road inventory surveys, road features, and traffics counts. In addition, Hi-Tech trained the local engineers to use the GPS and to conduct road inventory survey.

Hi-Tech trained the data collectors and technicians to conduct road feature surveys and household interviews for the household questionnaire. Trained the traffic counters to perform traffic counts. Summarized the road survey inventory, feature, questionnaires and traffic counts information, which came from the field and prepare the technical and feasibility report for the Master Plan.

Hi-Tech staff traveled to 24 provinces of Afghanistan and meet with the head of states (governors) of those provinces to explain the intentions of the Master Plan for Afghanistan as well as to listen to local concerns and priorities of the locals and the governors regarding the construction of roads and other infrastructure in Afghanistan.

Hi-Tech organized a workshop in Kabul explaining the Master Plan to prospective international donors and as a result received funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), United Nations (NU), European Union (EU), Japan, Italy, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the Project and Government of Afghanistan (GOA). The Road Master Plan will map out a road network development strategy and program over the next 10 years, in consideration of financing requirements for operation and maintenance.

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