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.



  •  Following the Inauguration of Projects
    Following the inauguration of development projects, seven utility projects have been completed and handed-over in Baghlan province. These projects include: construction of two bridges, culvert, cleaning of...
  •  Inauguration of agricultural water-intake in Samangan
    Construction work of one project including water-intake completed in Chenargi Payen village of Feroznakhchir district of Samangan province. The construction work of this project was completed by...
  •  1500 people gain access to potable water
    Upon the completion of two development projects of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Ahencha and Taht-e-Haqan villages of Aibak, the capital city of Samangan province hundreds of people...
  •  Cleaning of Drainage
    The cleaning of 23 kilometer drainage inaugurated in various villages of Nadali district of Helmand province. The Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department of Helmand province has launched this project by the...
  •  Cooperation between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan
    H.E. Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak-Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development met in his office with Vladimir Bvzhkv Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The purpose...




  • 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