Karachi, November 03, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in order to provide best services, particularly in services sector has decided to convene Donor agencies conference in Islamabad in the second week of December. This he said while talking to Mr. Gregory Hunger, Assistant Administrator USAID who called on him here at CM House today alongwith Ms. Grace Shelton, US Consul General Karachi, Mr. Jerry Bisson, Mission Director USAID and Mr. Oghale Oddo, Deputy Mission Director USAID Karachi. The Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Chairman P and D Mohammad Waseem and Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput also attended the meeting.
The chief minister said that USAID has made some commendable interventions in health, education and municipal services sectors in Sindh but still there are various other areas where the provincial government needs support of the donor agencies,” he said and added they are poverty alleviation, technical training and education, mother- child health, nutrition, uplift of fisheries communities, small farmers and others.
The chief minister told the visiting assistant administrator USAID that he was going to convene donors conference in Islamabad in which donor agencies, ambassadors and private sector partners and potential partners would be invited. “Through different presentations the Provincial government would highlight the sectors and gaps where interventions of the participants would be required for next 10 to 15 years,” he said.
Talking about gaps in different sectors, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that with the assistance of donors, the nutrition programme was in progress in eight districts. It can be extended to other districts,” he said. He said that the developed countries have introduced latest technologies to increase yield. There is a dire need to train the growers, particularly the small ones, he said. Mr. Gregory Hunger appreciated the efforts of the chief minister for serving the people particularly of backward areas. He vowed to support the chief minister’s donor conference.
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