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U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves Forward
U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 4, 2012 | Steve Peacock

Posted on 05/04/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by Steve Peacock

The U.S is moving forward with plans to help finance a gas pipeline-extension benefiting United Arab Emirate royals.

As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported late last year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) intends to provide an unspecified level of financial support to build the 47 kilometer natural-gas pipeline in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The agency claims that the Kutaisi-Abasha project, as it is known, will provide “energy security” in the region.

The endeavor as originally described was to promote the development of the Poti Free Industrial Zone on the Black Sea coast, “and secure power exports through reliability related infrastructure improvements," USAID said in the original solicitation.

Despite releasing some details about the infrastructure project, additional research was needed to discover that the Poti FIZ is owned by UAE’s Ras al-Khaimah monarchy.

USAID today issued a Special Notice to potential contractors alerting them to the project—which now has a different solicitation number (#KUAB47-GW07) and instead refers to the construction of the “Abasha-Senaki” pipeline extension.

The notice refers interested parties to a link leading to the website of the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation

Contractors must submit their bids from June 18-22.

Related: USAID-Georgia Pipeline Project to Benefit Arab Royals

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: georgia; pipeline; uae; usaid

1 posted on 05/04/2012 3:11:32 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
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2 posted on 05/04/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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Insane. But not really surprising from the Communist Muslim in the White House.

3 posted on 05/04/2012 4:12:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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W T F ?

We’ll fund a mozzie pipeline but not one benefitting us at home?

Obvious where Øbama’s loyalties lie.

4 posted on 05/04/2012 7:17:29 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S !
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