Avicenna University – Construction Project Report

Subject: Progress Report for the Month of January 2020

A. Project Background

Avicenna University as the first and the only non-for-profit university in Afghanistan began the delivery of high quality educational services for the people in 2010 by the Afghans who returned to the country from abroad to serve Afghan people. Though, the university is charging fees against its educational services but the NGOs law does not allow the university revenues to be spent for personal gains. The university revenues spent on the university’s own development, researches and programs quality. Part of the university’s development program is construction of AVC aiming for the university to have its own permanent campus which is located in Omide Sabz Township, South-west of Kabul.

B. Rationale of the Report

The AU complex is a construction project and the foundation is already established. This project will be mainly constructed through internal and external sources. Internal sources are the revenues of the university coming out of student’s fees and charges, project income and other sources that are received by the university activities implementation which is the minor funding source of the project. The major funding source of the project is external including charity provided through individuals and entities willing to support AU. The university is committed to be transparent in the expenditures and be accountable to donors who somehow helped university in the implementation of this project. AU has also committed to document all the inflows and outflows of cash and in-kinds in details, develop report and share with the public so that the public and specifically the project funders will understand the amount and the methods of expending the public funds.  This report will list all the sources supporting the project and also accounts all the expenses of the project.

Project Progress

Avicenna University has completed architectural design, structure design, water piping system, electricity system and canalization as well as excavation, grillage, leveling, bar banding, shuttering and concrete placing of the foundation, walls and pillars of first phase of first floor, shuttering and concrete placing of second floor of both phases. Until now, 15% of the project completed and 6500m3 concrete planted.

The total cost of this project is estimated to be around 10 M USD and the value of 1300000 USD is contracted with companies for the construction of the foundation and concrete placing of the first two floors and the value of 1146347 USD paid to the commitments. Out of this amount paid by the university, 56.2% is covered through the university revenues, 27.5% is covered through the public assistance, 14% is covered by loan received from Afghanistan Islamic Bank. Amount of 25000 USD need to be paid by AU urgently. There are 50 persons working daily on the site from the beginning of the project and till now AU spent 761 tons of Bars, 6500 M3 concrete and 3035 tons Cements.

C. Project Expenses

1. Contract between Avicenna University and Omran Holding Group

Avicenna University has contracted with Omran Holding Group to design the architecture of the new complex and the design is completed. The amount of this contract is 53750 USD and OHG offered a discount of 34000 USD and received 19750 USD for the design of the complex.

2. Contract between AU and Gholghola Group

AU has announced the work of excavation and all the procurement process has been finalized. The procurement committee decided to contract excavation of the complex with Gholghola Group and the contract has been signed. The cost of the contract was 87000 USD and the selected company has excavated around 42000 m3 soil and around 50003 soil leveled for free.

3. Contract of AU with Mahmoodi Brothers on Production of Concrete

Avicenna Univesity completed the bidding process and Mahmoodi Brothers Company was selected to provide concrete for the complex. The cost of per m3 concrete is determined 15 USD and the foundation of both phases are completely concreted. Pillars and walls of first floors and its roof have completed and for completing this work, 94195 USD paid to the company and 9000 USD also need to be paid.

4. Contract of AU with Mr. Najib Mozaffari

Avicenna Univesity completed the bidding process for concrete placing, bar-banding and shuttering and Mr. Najib Mozffari was selected and signed the contract. Based on this contract first and second phases of the foundation Shuttering, bard banding and concrete placing will be done and pillars and walls of first floor will be completed and they are in the stage of Shuttering, bard banding and concrete placing for the second floor. An amount of 103024 USD is paid and 14692 USD should be paid.

5.Contract between AU and Sedaqat Etimad Construction Company for Provision of Construction Materials

Avicenna University has contracted with Sedaqat Etimad Construction Company to provide different kinds of crashes (Nakhoti, Badami and Shosta) and per m3 sand has contracted 11 USD. All the materials needed for the concrete plantation of the foundation of first and second phases and pillars of first phase are provided. For this contract, 46212 USD is paid and 3707 USD need to be paid.

6. Contract between AU and Ayate Afghan Company for Testing Construction Materials

Avicenna University has contracted with Ayate Afghan Company to test all the construction materials. AAC has tested all the materials used up to date and committed to test these materials for free without any charges.

7. Contract between AU and Omega Electrical Services

Avicenna University has announced the electrical works of the complex in May 2019 and after the completion of the bidding process, Omega Electrical Services has been selected to complete the electrical works of the complex and the contract is signed. The company completed piping of first floor of phase 1 and phase 2 so AU paid 8132 USD for them.

8. AU contract with Garmafan Company on heating, cooling, water piping and wastage system

AU has selected Garmafan Company after completion of the bidding process to work on the heating, cooling, water piping and wastages systems. The work has started by the company and the total contract for this work is 632781 USD.

Gross payment by AU for the project



Contracted Company Subject of Contract Paid Amount (USD) Due Amount
1 Omran Holding Group Architectural Design 19750
2 Gholghola Group Excavation 87000
3 Ettifaq Chahe Amiq Company Digging Well 9456
4 Rahim Gardezi Trading Company Purchasing 55 tons of Bar 250000
5 Siman Zabol Industrial Company Purchasing 555 ton of Cement 30589
6 Khashroodi Brothers Company Government Liaison and costumes clearance 37332
7 Haji Hakim Transportation Company Transportation of Cement from Nimroz to Kabul 45551
8 Ettifaq Arya Construction Company Purchasing concrete placing materials 2670
9 Sedaqat Etimad Construction Company Purchasing of concrete placing materials 46212
10 Najib Mozaffari Bar-banding and shuttering and placing of concrete 103024
11 Mahmoodi Brothers Provision of concrete 94195
12 Mr. Amir Assadi Animation and Sounding 2460
13 Purchasing materials for well 5045
14 Gholghola Group Improving electricity to phase 5 2518
15 Zamzam Folad Trading Co LTD Purchasing 507 ton Sikh 210781
16 Other costs including  construction of store, installation of machines, gabion for protecting project boundaries and staff salary 55000
17 Norzai Brothers Cement Purchasing 355 cements 18194
18 Mohammad Zaman Cement Purchasing of Cements 62647
19 Motmayeen Regration Purchasing of Crash 18488
20 Haji Kamran Regration Purchasing of Crash 19099
21 Esmail Backfilling of Foundation 3000
22 Abdul Hamid Afshar Ezogam Ezogam the surrounding wall of phase 1 5653
23 Omega Electricity Services Piping and wring of first floor roof 8132
Total 1146347  

Payments need to be done



Contracted Company Subject of Contract Paid Amount (USD) Due Amount
1 Mahmoodi Brothers Provision of Concrete 9000
2 Najib Mozaffari Bar Banding, Shuttering, Concrete placing 16000
Total 25000  

Liability of the Project from Individuals

No Individual/company Subject of the contract Due amount to be paid (USD)  
1 Mohammad Amin Ahmadi Purchasing of 55 tons of Armartor for walls and pillars of first floor 23254

Sources of Funds

The amount of money spent on the abovementioned contracts and works are funded through the following sources:

  1. Avicenna University’s Internal Sources funded amount of 644299 USD which comprises 56.2% of the total funds.
  2. Public Assistance funded amount of 315591 USD which comprises 28.4 % of the total funds.
  3. Personal loans 23254 USD which comprises 2.6% of the total funds.
  4. Afghanistan’s Islamic Bank Loan 167860 USD which comprises 14.6% of the total funds.

Public Assistance

Avicenna University has started its internal campaign to attract assistance from university lecturers, entrepreneurs, investors, cultural, civil and political activist, students, and other Afghans living in Europe, Canada and Australia. Total funds received from them until January 10, 2020 is 315591 USD and Avicenna University leadership would thank them.

List of Contributions of Australian Afghans before Dr. Ahmadi’s Travel

No. Complete name of the organization/Person Assistance in USD Assistance in AFN
1 Haji Danish 3320 0
2 Baba Mazari Foundation in Australia 6850 0
3 Baba Mazari Foundation in Australia The cost of visa, return ticket from Kabul to Australia and back, stay in delhi for one night for Dr. Ahmadi

List of contributions of Australian Afghans after Dr. Ahmadi’s Travel

No Name of the organization/individual Amount (USD) Amount (AFN) Comment
1 Melborne Afghans in the First Round 23000 0
2 Aghile Oruzgan Association 9950 0
3 Aghile Dawood Association 4389 0
4 Kateb Association (Markaze Islami Ershad) Greenwell Branch – Sydney 0 3000000
5 Ahlobait Islamic Center – Perth City 0 1664700
6 Melborne Afghans in the Second Round 40000 0
7 Mohammad Shafi Khaish 330
8 Imam Hussain Islamic Center 15330
9 Kawsar Islamic Center 1500
10 Etrat Islamic Association 550000
11 Tawhid Center – Perth City 206700
12 Rasol Akram Center 165800
13 Imam Ali Center 18447
14 Al Zahra Center 125870
15 Melborne Afghans 350
16 Etrat Center 161120
17 Hotqol Aghile Association 157210
18 Ershad Islamic Center 10560
19 Tawhid Center – Perth 210000
20 Foolad Association – Melborne 199800
21 Sayed Mahdi Balkhi and Rauf Rezaee 3960
22 Zahir Mirzaee 80220
23 Janali Hussaini and Mohammad 84000
24 Katib Association – Greenwill 473000
25 Liaqat Ali Rezwani 52000
26 Karbalaee Ali Daryab 39440
Total 127816 7170580  

Australian Afghans’ Assistances are spent on the following items:

No. Contractor Subject of the Contract Amount Paid (USD) Comments
1 Sedaqat Etimad Construction Company Purchasing construction materials for the foundation of second phase 12403
2 Mr. Najib Mozaffari Bar-banding and shuttering 21236 300000 AFN
3 Mahmoodi Brothers Provision of concrete for the second phase 28030
4 Zamzam Folad Trading Co. LTD Purchasing of 57 tons of Bar 89581
5 Mohammad Zaman Cement Provision of Cement for the first floor 21501 1143526 AFN
6 Motmaeen Regration Provision of Crash 1717 501429 AFN
7 Bakhtar Parwan Construction Company Provision of Crashes 7717
8 Esmail Backfilling and grillage 1000
9 Water tanker, water pump and pipes 993 USD 30200 AFN
10 Abdul Hamid Afshar Ezogam 276750 AFN
11 Miscellanous expenses 93960
12 Engineer Suhrab Haidari Salary 5000
Total 189178 2345865