U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson was in Peshawar immediately for conferences with Pakistani officers, enterprise and spiritual leaders, journalists and individuals in alternate packages to the US. Whereas right here, Ambassador Olson mentioned many areas by 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 Street Dedication Ceremony.
The Southern Ring Street challenge changed the worn-out pavement highway with a more moderen, larger high quality floor highway and expanded it from two to a few lanes in each instructions. The challenge additionally repaired or widened 14 bridges, and constructed 18.5 kilometers of facet drains that can enhance drainage throughout wet seasons. The newly refurbished highway will scale back congestion in central Peshawar, and can function the first transportation hyperlink between Pakistan and Afghanistan, bettering industrial 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 Girls Chamber of Commerce and Business to debate commerce and financial growth. At different occasions, he met with Pakistani alumni of alternate packages to the US and spiritual 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 assist 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.