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Infrastructure

The Afghan economy needs sustainable sources of long-term inclusive growth. Resources and agriculture are the only sectors with the potential to significantly drive such growth. Support for infrastructure is key in this regard. While the ARTF is not involved in large-scale infrastructure like highways or railroads, significant support is provided for rural roads (see Rural Development), irrigation (see Agriculture), power projects, urban development and resource corridors. Through the Resource Corridors Project, the ARTF also supports the preparation of a platform of “hard” and “soft” infrastructure that will enable Afghanistan to derive broader economic benefits from the development of its extractive industries (i.e. mining). The ARTF aims to support the accelerated realization of private sector anchor investments in the resource sector, and leverage those investments for broader benefits. Mining sector growth will not be inclusive unless it is leveraged to create broader benefits and growth breaks out of “enclave” investments. The Government of Afghanistan’s resource corridor strategy (building on the National and Regional Resource Corridor National Priority Program) seeks to achieve this, leveraging the resource sector for transformation – prioritizing public and private investments through the four dimensions of governance, livelihoods, environmental and social impact (referred as “soft” infrastructure), and (“hard”) infrastructure. .

Infrastructure
Kabul Power Supply Project