Minister's Biography

Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak
Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)

H.E. Wais Ahmad Barmak

Age: 41 years

Education: MSc (Development Studies)

Work Experience: 18 years

Mr. Wais Ahmad is an MSc graduate (Development Studies) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, UK. Prior to holding this post-graduate degree, he obtained a BSc degree, with Honours in Architecture, from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering in Kabul University.

Mr Barmak was appointed Minister of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development on 5th March 2012.  Since December 2008, Mr Barmak was Deputy Minister of Programmes leading and managing the MRRD annual portfolios until his appointment as Minister.



  •  Road Project Starts
    Gravelling work of a road project was started in Badghis province. The mentioned 12-km long and 4.5-m wide road will be graveled in Abkamari district of Badghis province in upcoming one year. The project will be completed...
  •  Four thousand acres of agricultural land have been protected
    A retaining wall project was completed and handed-over in Toran village of Pashtoon Zarghon district, Herat province. The mentioned 60-m long retaining wall has been completed at a...
  •  Facilities to one thousand nine hundred families
    Work of two drinking and irrigation water channels were started in Samangan province. These projects include: drinking water channel (114-m long and four meter high) and a 93-m long and five...
  •  Completion of water supply network
    A water supply network project was completed and handed-over in Ughla village of Dahn-e-Ghori district, Baghlan province. The above mentioned project has been completed by the Rural Water Supply, Sanitation...
  •  MRRD Commemorates Martyrs’ Week
    In order to celebrate the martyrs’ week and 13th martyrdom anniversary of the national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud, Holy Quran recitation ceremony was held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Rural...


  • NSP: National Solidarity Programme
  • NABDP: National Area-Base Development Programme
  • NRAP: National Rural Access Programme
  • Ru-WatSIP: Rural Water Supply, Sanitation & Irrigation Programme
  • AREDP: Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme
  • CARD-F: Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development - Facility