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Power sector in Pakistan
August 26, 2015
U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance Leon Waskin joined NEPRA Chairman  Brig. (Rtd.) Tariq Saddozai at the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday to commemorate the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Distribution Program.  The five-year, $218 million project is a part of the U.S. government’s commitment to support the Government of Pakistan to improve the energy sector.  The Program introduced several innovative technologies to Pakistan, such as smarter meters and anti-theft cables, which are helping power distribution companies reduce losses and increase revenues.
 
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Waskin said, “The U.S. Government remains committed to working with Pakistan towards a continuous, stable energy supply and a brighter, more prosperous future.”
 
March 13, 2015

The project constructs on­farm irrigation system on 15,500 acres of land downstream from the Satpara Dam in Gilgit­ Baltistan to provide better supply of irrigation water and therefore increase the availability of fodder and productivity of the region's high­value fruit and vegetable crops. 

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The Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program is increasing cooperation in science, technology, engineering, and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes in both the countries.

March 13, 2015

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Support Program is helping Pakistani society recover from humanitarian and economic crises by strengthening the country's university system. The program is not only providing budgetary support to universities in conflict­affected areas but is also making available state­of­the­art laboratory equipment to improve the quality of research and instruction in areas critical to Pakistan's economic and social development.

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The project seeks to improve Pakistan's international and regional trade environment by supporting the development of more trade­friendly regulations, policies, and systems. The project encourages improvements in customs and trade facilitation and works to eliminate anti­export bias in trade policy.

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The program promotes evidence­based discussions and decision making related to economic policies. To increase the availability of scientific evidence for policy decisions, the program sponsors research studies in four key areas: agricultural production; water management and irrigation; macroeconomics, markets, and trade; and poverty dynamics and social safety nets.

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