US announces $10 million development fund for Balochistan

US Consul General William Martin said funds for rehabilitation in the education and water sector.


Express January 11, 2012

QUETTA: United States Consul General William Martin announced $10 million in aid on Wednesday for rehabilitation and provision of educational and health facilities in the Duregi area of Lasbela district in Balochistan.

Martin announced the multi-million dollar aid package on behalf of the US government, while visiting a girl’s primary school in Duregi.

“I am pleased to announce $10 million aid on the behalf of United States for the rehabilitation and provision of providing facilities to schools. I will also propose development projects for the area, specifically in the water sector.”

The US Consul General also visited the newly constructed dams for irrigation and was briefed by irrigation officials about how they were benefiting the people. Martin appreciated the initiatives taken to improve the education sector in Duregi, particularly for girls, as well as steps taken to overcome the problems pertaining to drinking water.

US officials were visiting the area on an invitation from Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Aslam Bhootani. Officials comprised of political officers and US aid representatives.

Bhootani lauded the keen interest shown by the US Consul General and appreciated his announcement.

COMMENTS (11)

saeed ahmad | 10 years ago | Reply Dear USA, Please stay away from Balochistan.. Please. We know what US funding for Balochistan means...! The less said the better.
BS.Detecter | 10 years ago | Reply

@Cautious: How ironic is that you are telling us to mind our business while you yourself are appreciating american "assistance" to Balochistan which is clearly a part of Pakistan.

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