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Jordan receives USAID grant of $880,000 for 44 water projects

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AMMAN: USAID has awarded $880,000 (around JD623,400) to 28 charitable and cooperative societies in Irbid for the installation of 44 rainwater-harvesting cisterns and other community-based water projects in northern Jordan. In a statement released Sunday, the US agency said “these efforts build on the recent installation of rainwater-harvesting cisterns in 221 locations in north Jordan, as well as the rehabilitation ... Read More »

USAID grants $880,000 for 44 water projects for Jordan

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AMMAN: USAID has awarded $880,000 (around JD623,400) to 28 charitable and cooperative societies in Irbid for the installation of 44 rainwater-harvesting cisterns and other community-based water projects in northern Jordan. In a statement released Sunday, the US agency said “these efforts build on the recent installation of rainwater-harvesting cisterns in 221 locations in north Jordan, as well as the rehabilitation ... Read More »

Afghan investors sign $3m trade deals with Indian counterparts

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KABUL: Afghan investors signed $3 million trade deal with Indian counterparts in Aahar International Food and Hospitaly Show on March 10-14 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. The Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) facilitated the participation of Afghan exporters to Aahar exhibition in Pragati to expand their ... Read More »

World Customs Day: Chief Collector Nazim Saleem says Pakistan Customs trying its best to curb smuggling

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KARACHI: The entire regime of Pakistan Customs-FBR on Monday observed “World Customs Day” with the theme “Coordinated Border Management an inclusive approach for connecting stakeholders”. The Pakistan Customs Karachi Region on that occasion organized a number of programs in order to observe the “World Customs Day with great zeal and fervor. In this regard, a mass destruction ceremony of contraband ... Read More »

In a meeting with Dar, USAID hints at bring $43m investment in energy sector

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ISLAMABAD: The USAID attaches great importance to the development of Pakistan and that it will be bringing in investment to the tune of $43 million in energy sector in Pakistan. USAID Assistant Administrator for AfPak Affairs Donald Larry Sampler stated this during a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here. He was accompanied by US Ambassador in Pakistan Richard G ... Read More »

1,400MW by end-Dec: USAID imparts training to PESCO, IESCO under EPP project

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ISLAMABAD: United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director to Pakistan, Greg Gottlieb, presented the power distribution companies PESCO and IESCO with tools and maintenance vehicles to capacity to add a cumulative total of 1,400MW to Pakistan’s power system. The event, held at a ceremony at Rawal Grid Station, also marked the start of the second stage of Live ... Read More »

Islamabad, Beijing working to curb power crisis: Dar

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform is keenly working with China’s National Development and Reform Commission on different projects including Pakistan-China Economic Corridor and to tackle power crises in Pakistan. The finance minister, who is in the United States these days to attend International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings, said ... Read More »

FCCI underlines collaborative efforts for Punjab industrial uplift

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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) has stressed the need for cooperation among the business community, the Punjab government and USAID to promote trade and industry in the province. Addressing a USAID delegation on the Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP), FCCI President Engineer Suhail Bin Rashid underlined the importance of small and medium entrepreneurs in the overall ... Read More »

Without skilled workforce, broadening of tax net seems a distant dream

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ISLAMABAD: In the wake of slapping ban by the government on recruitment of fresh jobs, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been facing severe constraints of human resource and this difficulty will aggravate with passage of time if remedial measures are not taken well on time. Total numerical strength of the tax collection machinery is 23,000 and mid carrier ... Read More »