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USAID to provide $228m under KLA for agriculture, energy sectors.

ISLAMABAD, August 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $132 million and $96 million under the Kerry-Lugar Act (KLA) for the development of agriculture and energy sectors, respectively. According to an official document available with this news agency, of the total pledged amount of $1.4 billion for FY2010-11, an amount of $132 million would be spent for various developmental projects in the agriculture sector. The USAID will provide $43 million for Gomal Zam Dam, $15 million for high efficiency irrigation system (HEIS), $20 million for Balochistan surface water management, $6.3 million for Pakistan Dairy Development Company and $2 million for water policy strategic dialogue support, says the document. The USAID will also provide $10 million for on-farm water management programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and $4.9 million for grain marketing and storage. It will also provide $20 million for improving crop productivity and phyto-sanitary standards. Under the head of programme support, the USAID will provide $4.49 million. The PC-1 of all the projects have either been approved or submitted with the Planning Commission whereas two projects are to be financed outside the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). Meanwhile, the funding for energy sector projects includes $21 million for three Genco thermal power plants rehabilitation, $40 million for 17MW Gomal Zam dam, $20 million for 17MW Satpara Dam in Skardu, $1.5 million for energy programme design, management & monitoring support, $4 million each for Pakistan energy and engineering monitoring & support.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 7, 2010
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