U.S. Ambassador Richard G. Olson talking on the Peshawar Southern Ring Highway Dedication Ceremony.
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson was in Peshawar at present for conferences with Pakistani officers, enterprise and non secular leaders, journalists and contributors in trade applications to the US. Whereas right here, Ambassador Olson mentioned many areas through which the US and Pakistan cooperate to strengthen the financial, vitality, instructional, and safety sectors all through the nation, together with quite a few tasks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He met with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan and took half within the Peshawar Southern Ring Highway Dedication Ceremony.
The Southern Ring Highway undertaking changed the worn-out pavement street with a more moderen, increased high quality floor street and expanded it from two to a few lanes in each instructions. The undertaking additionally repaired or widened 14 bridges, and constructed 18.5 kilometers of aspect drains that may enhance drainage throughout wet seasons. The newly refurbished street will scale back congestion in central Peshawar, and can function the first transportation hyperlink between Pakistan and Afghanistan, enhancing industrial site visitors between Peshawar and southern locations inside Pakistan.
Ambassador Olson additionally met with representatives of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Business, the Tribal Chamber of Commerce and Business, and the Khyber Pakthunkhwa Ladies Chamber of Commerce and Business to debate commerce and financial growth. At different occasions, he met with Pakistani alumni of trade applications to the US and non secular leaders to debate people-to-people engagement of their communities and efforts to advertise peace and tolerance. He additionally took half in a roundtable with media representatives.
Since October 2009, the US has supplied greater than $1.5 billion in growth and humanitarian help to help the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Authorities and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of their efforts to enhance the lives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA residents.