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US to conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance

January 31, 2015 Islamabad (nation)- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Survey Supply Coordinator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, John Crowe, would conduct four-day training in plant pest surveillance in Pakistan. According to a press release issued here on Friday officials from Plan Protection Department and experts would attend. The training is part of the USDA’s support for the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to expand trade in…

USAID inaugurates ‘Hope Tower’ in FCC

November 13, 2014 LAHORE: United States (US) Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Pakistan Gregory Gottlieb unveiled a plaque marking the inauguration of “Hope Tower”, the USAID-funded women’s hostel at Forman Christian College (FCC) on Wednesday. FCC Rector Dr James Tebbe, US Consul General in Lahore Zachary Harkenrider and USAID Punjab Director Jeffrey Bakken accompanied him. The $6 million, six-story project will provide on-campus housing to at least 384…

USAID – International NGOs

The primary focus of the U.S. civilian-assistance program is to develop a stable, secure and tolerant Pakistan with a vibrant economy. Working with other U.S. agencies, as well as donors and international development partners, USAID has focused its program over the last year on five areas essential to Pakistan’s stability and long-term development and reflective of Pakistani priorities: energy, economic growth, stabilization, education and health. CONTACT INFORMATION Mission…

USAID launches new pilot project in Swat

February 05, 2014 The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new pilot project to introduce mobile enabled advisory and financial services for peach and potato farmers and fishermen in Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. As a result of the project, over 1,700 small and medium sized farms and 15,000 people in Swat will gain access to mobile banking. With information and financing more readily available, farmers can learn practices to increase their…

USAID helps knitted garments sector to make $3.3 million exports to US

September 11, 2013 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is promoting the knitted garment sector in Pakistan by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for making exports to the International markets. Recently two among the group of 20 SMEs have made exports worth $3.3 million to the US markets by exporting their products to the world famous US retail outfits. The export products which were selected on the basis of their compliance to international quality…

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: USAID ready to finance feasibility study, says Olson

July 25, 2013 The US has expressed willingness to support the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam and USAID would be ready to finance the feasibility study. This was stated by US ambassador Richard Olson here on Wednesday during a call on meeting with Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar. The Finance Minister said that Pakistan welcomes the interest shown by the United States Congress for its support in carrying out feasibility studies for Pakistan''s flagship storage project Diamer-Bhasha…

USAID programme active despite differences

Salahuddin Haider Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - INQUISITIVE as I was to know whether the USAID programme as being projected now on TV and the print media, too was struck by the high and low in political perceptions of Islamabad and Washigton, I saw the deputy Mission Director of the USAID programme in Karachi, collected facts and figures, and felt convinced after analyzing these that the economic and social development programme of the United States for Pakistan, has kept on working…

Seed cotton prices hike by Rs 150/40kg

November 13, 2012 RAHIMYAR KHAN - Due to apprehensions of lower domestic cotton production against earlier estimates for the current year, the cotton ginners have prompted with enhanced purchasing of seed cotton. The prices of seed cotton (phutti) have risen by Rs 100 to 150 per 40 kg in various parts of the country and touched highest price of this season Rs 3,000 per 40 kg during last two days. It is expected that prices of cotton lint will also show corresponding upward…

USAID leaves Swat’s fish farmers in limbo

November 12, 2012 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has left the fish farmers of the terrorism affected district Swat in disarray with leaving their fishery rehabilitation project incomplete. "The USAID has wrapped off its project before imparting the requisite technical support while commitment for extending incomplete rehabilitation was also not fulfilled. The commitment was included the establishment of process units, cold chain and technical…

USAID to provide $93 million for Kurram Tangi dam project

November 02, 2012: United State Agency for International Development (USAID) would provide 93 million dollars for construction of Kurram Tangi dam in North Waziristan Agency, costing Rs 59.561 billion. According to documents with Business Recorder, the government has allocated Rs 500 million in PSDP-2012-13, while the USAID has shown its willingness for possible financing of component-1 of Kurram Tangi Dam Project, with the initial investment of 93 million dollars during 2012-14. As many…

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