U.S. and FATA Secretariat Continue to Build New Roads for the FATA People (June 18, 2012)
U.S. and FATA Secretariat Continue to Build New Roads for the FATA People
Islamabad, June 18, 2012
Contact: Robert Raines,
Acting Spokesperson (0302-8540977)
The U.S. funded Kaur-Gomal-Tanai-Wana road in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) was inaugurated today in Tanai by the Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, along with the authorities from FATA Secretariat and Frontier Works Organization. The 105 kilometer road is part of the FATA Secretariat’s FATA Infrastructure Project.
“The United States is proud to partner with the Government of Pakistan in rebuilding key roads and infrastructure in the FATA,” said Karen Freeman, Acting Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Pakistan. “We believe our joint efforts will bring commerce, jobs, trade and long-term security to this important region of Pakistan.”
The road connects to the U.S. funded 110 kilometers Tank-Makin road, which was completed earlier this year, at Kaur providing the populations of Murtaza Kot, Nilikatch, Gomal Zam, Tanai, Tiarza and Wana in the South Waziristan Agency access to Tank, D.I. Khan and other parts of Pakistan.
USAID has contributed over US$260 million for roads and other key infrastructure projects in the FATA.