Practical collaboration: US aid helping local economy, says Shaukatullah

US ambassador says US bores 60% development cost of more than 18km of Ring Road, provincial govt covers the rest.

News Desk January 11, 2014
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah Khan. PHOTO: APP

US Ambassador Richard Olson and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah Khan on Friday attended a ceremony on the southern part of Ring Road which has been renovated with US support.

Olson had called on the governor and discussed matters of mutual interest earlier at the Governor House.

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While speaking at the occasion, Shaukatullah said the project was a Rs4 billion partnership between the United States and K-P and the road is a major artery of the city. He thanked the ambassador and the American people for their support and cooperation to boost the economy.

Olson, while mentioning the project’s salient features, said 60% cost of the development of more than 18 kilometres of Ring Road was borne by the US while the rest was covered by the provincial government. The project, he said, will not only facilitate heavy traffic but also provide job opportunities to locals.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2014.

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