UAE aid programme in Pakistan carries out Dh1.3bn in projects

The first and second phases of the UAE's Project to Assist Pakistan has so far implemented 164 humanitarian and development projects.

The UAE-funded Project to Assist Pakistan has implemented 164 humanitarian and development works worth Dh1.3 billion. Wam
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A UAE-funded development programme for Pakistan has carried out 164 projects at a total of nearly US$354 million (Dh1.3 billion), it was announced on Wednesday.

The Project to Assist Pakistan was launched in 2011 on the directives of the President, Sheikh Khalifa, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The mission has included projects for road and bridge construction, and building or renovating schools, hospitals and water treatment plants

Shelter, food and medical care was also provided to families from remote areas who were displaced by flooding. Food aid totalling US$11.6m (Dh42.6m), including food baskets for homeless Pakistanis, was also distributed as part of the programme.