Skip to comments.Pakistanís energy sector tops USAID projects list
Posted on 08/29/2011 6:10:26 PM PDT by milestogo
ISLAMABAD (APP) The USAID Pakistan Mission Director Dr. Andrew B. Sisson has said that despite financial constraints and tension is Pak-US relations the USAID has been providing financial assistance for various sectors including energy, education, health and rural development programmes.
In an interview with the news agency, the USAID Pakistan Chief said, We are here to help Pakistan to develop its economy, to provide better future to Pakistani citizens, helping to improve its energy supply, stablise its conditions in FATA, improve educational opportunities for kids, provide jobs, and improve health sector. He said, we think this is in the interest of Pakistan and in the interest of US as well.
The USAID Pakistan Chief said, We work closely with Pakistani government, Pakistani business community and Pakistani civil society leaders like NGOs and have very excellent cooperation with all of them.
Replying to a question he said, the USAID is also helping some projects with the cooperation of Pakistan Military and working with Pakistani military in building roads in FATA, and this cooperation with FWO is continued to be excellent.
Explaining details of USAID budget, he said, although the budget process in US is a complicated process but under Kerry Lugar Berman (KLB) legislation, Pakistan will receive $1.5 billion every year for five years. He said, This year the actual appropriation does not quite reach that level and USAID portion is less than $1.0 billion while total civilian US assistance to Pakistan during the current year is $1.3 billion and USAID portion is $950 million.
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