Visit of American Ambassador to different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
American Ambassador Donald Bloom has visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, during which he has also reviewed construction projects with American aid.
During the meeting with the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, the American Ambassador ACHIed his desire to further expand economic development, trade, educational partnership and investment on behalf of the United States.
Ambassador Bloom also visited the Torkham border to assess how it supports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s economic and commercial activities.
He inspected the 46 km long Peshawar to Torkham road, which is an American project worth 87 million dollars, thanks to which the cost of daily transportation of passengers, traders and maintenance of vehicles has been halved.
During his visit, Ambassador Bloom and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Reed Eschliman also donated 36 vehicles to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Health, which are equipped to effectively deal with the outbreak of Covid-19. are equipped with
It should be remembered that in the past few days, the US announced to provide 1.6 million covid-19 vaccine doses for children in Pakistan, after which the corona vaccine doses provided to Pakistan by the US so far. The number will be 7 crores and 70 lakhs.
The American Ambassador also visited the Burns and Plastic Surgery Center in Peshawar, this state-of-the-art center has been built with 1.5 million dollars with the help of USAID and equipped with necessACHI equipment, it is the first of its kind in Pakistan. It is the largest center in the world and since its construction in 2019, it has provided treatment facilities to 5,000 patients.
During his visit to University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Ambassador Bloom said that his visit here is not only a matter of honor, but he also got an opportunity to learn about it.
He said that this year America and Pakistan are celebrating the 75th anniversACHI of their relationship, this center is also a mirror of the common vision and enormous achievements of both the countries.
It should be remembered that the United States has established such advanced educational centers in connection with water, energy and food security in collaboration with engineering universities across Pakistan under a USD 127 million project of USAID.
During Ambassador Bloom’s visit, Lori Antolinez, Director of International Narcotics and Law at the US Embassy, attended the opening ceremony of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Litigation Academy, funded by the US government.
In his speech on this occasion, Lori Antolinis said that this academy, established with 2 million dollars, will be able to provide training to 200 people associated with the prosecution every year.
He said that since 1989, the INL Bureau of the US Department of State has provided 300 million dollars in aid to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to promote economy and agriculture, strengthen the justice system, and promote security and stability. Which includes the construction of 1240 km long roads so that the farmers and traders of the province have the facility to transport their products and goods to the markets, in addition to the provision of clean drinking water and 1300 agricultural projects and laws. 420 various facilities have been provided to the enforcement agencies including financial assistance provided for the construction of police stations.