US Ambassador Celebrates Completion of USAID-funded Program in KP

Mon Nov 27 2023
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PESHAWAR: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald A. Blome visited the Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) office in Hayatabad on Monday to celebrate the successful completion of the USAID-funded Municipal Services Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a 12-year 44.6 million dollars effort.

The project’s accomplishments include the rehabilitation of 140 clean drinking water facilities serving 448,000 people, the replacement of 25,700 meters of old and rusted water mains, ensuring clean, reliable water supply in twenty-one union councils, rehabilitated drainage and sewerage lines, which improved sanitation for 1.7 million people, more efficient solid waste collection and disposal, as well as improved municipal waste management services.

Ambassador Blome said that we should all be proud of the profound impact the project has had on the lives of approximately 1.9 million residents in Peshawar’s urban areas – reduced risk of urban flooding, improved hygiene conditions, and better environmental protection.  

Ambassador Expresses Gratitude

I am thankful to the strong partnership between USAID and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – especially the Local Government Elections and Rural Development Department – that made this program possible, he said.

The Municipal Services Project in KP demonstrates the USA’s strong and enduring commitment to the Pakistani people to support their well-being and welfare, broad-based, sustainable economic development, and a secure and prosperous Pakistan.

Beyond the Municipal Services Project, the US – through USAID – has partnered with the KP Government to reconstruct critical infrastructure damaged by natural and manmade disasters.  

USAID also supports initiatives focused on women’s education, basic healthcare, and economic opportunities throughout the province.


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