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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 helps communities and individual farmers to increase the production, sales, and revenues for crops and livestock. Activities include introduction of new technologies and practices, improved management approaches, new varieties of crops and livestock, as well as better water management techniques. 

March 13, 2015

The project works to expand market opportunities for micro­ entrepreneurs, especially those who are women. Working through local private sector entities, government agencies, and non­governmental organizations, the project offers training that helps beneficiaries develop better products and learn new skills. The project is also linking an estimated 75,000 micro­entrepreneurs working with embellished fabric, dairy products, honey, and medicinal and aromatic plants to profitable markets nationwide. In­kind grant assistance is provided to micro­entrepreneurs affected by conflict and natural di

March 13, 2015

The Agribusiness Project is improving the performance of agribusiness firms by increasing their access and use of new technologies and improving workers' skills. The Project is working in 36 districts throughout Pakistan, including the provinces of Gilgit­Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, as well as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). 

March 13, 2015

The project is helping to increase the profitability and incomes of small and medium­sized enterprises throughout Pakistan. Focusing on key sectors, such as mangoes, peaches, potatoes, dates, fruits and vegetable pulping, agriculture implements, fisheries, garments, marble, tourism and weaving, 

March 13, 2015

The project seeks to provide flood control and round­ the­ year supply of irrigation water in the Tank and Dera Ismail Khan (D.I.Khan) districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Through this project, USAID funds construction of an irrigation and drainage system downstream from the Gomal Zam Dam situated in South Waziristan. 

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