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Acting Director Zak Announces Regional Realignment ACTING DIRECTOR ZAK ANNOUNCES REGIONAL REALIGNMENT
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (October 01, 2007) – Today, USTDA Acting Director Leocadia I. Zak announced the realignment of the agency's regional structure. Effective immediately, USTDA program activity will be organized in six regions: East Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. | Full Story

East Asia and Eurasia

USTDA Awards Aviation Training Grant at U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Meeting USTDA AWARDS AVIATION TRAINING GRANT AT U.S.-CHINA JOINT COMMISSION ON COMMERCE AND TRADE MEETING
BEIJING, CHINA (December 10, 2007) – Today, USTDA Acting Director Leocadia I. Zak signed an agreement with China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited to provide management, leadership and airline marketing training in support of China Eastern's procurement of the General Electric Company’s (GE) GEnx aircraft engines. The program will be provided by GE and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Dallas, Texas. | Full Story

USTDA Awards $1.7 Million Grant for Study of Trans-Caspian Oil and Gas Pipelines USTDA AWARDS $1.7 MILLION GRANT FOR STUDY OF TRANS-CASPIAN OIL AND GAS PIPELINES
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN (August 16, 2007) – Continuing the U.S. Government's commitment to improve world energy security, assist in the development of new energy transportation corridors, and promote growth in Azerbaijan and the entire Caspian region, USTDA awarded a $1.7 million grant today to the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). | Full Story

South and Southeast Asia

USTDA Grant Supports Integrated Coal Mining and Power Generation Project in Pakistan USTDA GRANT SUPPORTS INTEGRATED COAL MINING AND POWER GENERATION PROJECT IN PAKISTAN
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 12, 2007) – To address critical power shortages and promote energy security in Pakistan under the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, announced by President George W. Bush and President Pervez Musharraf in March 2006, USTDA today awarded an $810,000 grant to Habibullah Energy Limited (HEL). | Full Story

U.S.-India Aviation Partnership Summit Opens U.S.-INDIA AVIATION PARTNERSHIP SUMMMIT OPENS
NEW DELHI, INDIA (April 23, 2007) – To promote greater collaboration between the U.S. and Indian aviation sectors, USTDA, in partnership with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA), Government of India, is sponsoring the U.S.-India Aviation Partnership Summit, which opened today at the Taj Majal Hotel. | Full Story

Sub-Saharan Africa

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Opens USTDA Conference on Information and Communication Infrastructure in Africa RWANDAN PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME OPENS USTDA CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2007) – Promoting a dialogue on the development of the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure necessary to support Africa's economic development is the focus a USTDA-sponsored conference that opened today at the Hilton Hotel in the San Francisco Financial District. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Development of the Power Sector In Liberia During President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's Visit USTDA SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF THE POWER SECTOR IN LIBERIA DURING PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF'S VISIT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2007) – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency made its first commitment to the ongoing development of Liberia that is being led by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. USTDA invested $400,000 in a grant to the Liberian Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy to assist in developing the nation's power sector. | Full Story