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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:45am

Islamabad, June 12, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training concluded a week-long workshop to establish national standards for Urdu reading skills.  The program was led by the Pakistan Reading Project, a program funded by USAID.  Thomas LeBlanc, USAID Pakistan's Education Office Director, and Mr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, the Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training presided over the closing ceremony.

Director Energy, Michael Curtis taking intrest in the Linemen equipment provided by USAID
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:45am
The United States government is helping to save the lives of thousands of linemen who work for Pakistan's electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) through a safety training program. The most recent batch of graduate trainees was presented with certificates of completion at a ceremony in Islamabad today. The trainings are conducted under a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
 
Agri EXPO
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:45am
The United States has showcased its long-standing support for Pakistan's agriculture sector with a pavilion at the Dawn Sarsabz Agri Expo. The U.S. pavilion highlights initiatives that are helping modernize the agriculture sector, improve value chains and market access, increase yields and income for farmers, and ensure the sector's sustainability. The two-day exhibition in Lahore, inaugurated today, is open to the public.
 
International Women's Day
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:30am

The  United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), recognizes the bravery and determination of the women of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) who have endured loss, but are determined to resume a normal life for themselves and their families.

Energy sector Pakistan
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:15am
Today the United States and Pakistan signed a $72 million project implementation agreement to refurbish and upgrade the Mangla dam located in the Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir.  The rehabilitation will improve the operating capacity of the hydroelectric plant at Mangala dam by 90 megawatts (MW), enough electricity for about 200,000 Pakistani households.  A total amount of $150 million is slated for the project, with $72 million allotted for this initial phase.
 
Pakistan Reading Project
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:45am

The United States and Pakistan launched the Pakistan Reading Project today, marking the beginning of a five year, $160 million investment in reading education in Pakistan. Funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the project will improve the reading skills of 3.2 million children across Pakistan, build the capacity of 94,000 primary school teachers, and provide over 6,000 scholarships to train aspiring teachers.

Pakistan’s Pioneering Mobile Agriculture Project
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 1:30am

The United States, through the U.S. 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 this 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 crop yields, gain increased access to markets, and conduct efficient and safe financial transactions.

USAID's Economic Growth and Agriculture project in Pakistan
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 1:15am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Entrepreneurs Project, has trained 24,000 small business owners in the field of medicinal plants and honey.  The Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Honey Industry conference on February 3 featured discussions aimed at developing the medicinal plant and honey sector in Pakistan.  Plant collectors and bee-keepers discussed business opportunities with buyers and service providers.

USAID's Health Initiative
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:30am

Ambassador Richard Olson attended the release of Pakistan's National Institute for Population Studies Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) for 2012-13 at a ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad. State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar was also present at the event.

Agriculture Policy
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:30pm

The findings of the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) will be featured in a two-day conference beginning today.  The PSSP program, supported by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serves to promote economic growth and development in Pakistan.

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