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 in Jawzjan Province
    Gravelling work of a rural road project was started in Shabarghan the capital city of Jawzjan province on 31 August 2014. The mentioned 6km long and 5m wide road will be graveled at a sum of USD 121...
  •  MRRD lays foundation-stone of two projects
    The foundation-stone of two projects was laid in Ghor province. These projects include: water intake, agricultural water reservoir and irrigation channel. These projects will be constructed in...
  •  MRRD’s Minister visits Nimruz Province
    H.E. Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development headed a delegation including MPs, Head of Nimruz Provincial Council and MRRD Engineers visited Nimorz Province. Minister...
  •  Water Points, Source of Life
    The foundation stone of a drinking and irrigation water intake was laid in Samangan province on August 16, 2014. The water intake project will be constructed in Khudryan village of Khuram Sarbagh district of...
  •  Inauguration of 40 development projects
    Minister Wais Ahmad Bamark, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development participated at the inaugural ceremony of 40 projects of National Solidarity Program (NSP) in Sayed Khel district of Parwan...




  • 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