In continuation to earlier meeting, Mr. Leon S. Waskin Regional Director USAID for Sindh and Baluchistan visited Sindh Board of Investment. The objective of the meeting was to discuss USAID FIRMS Project which is a 5 year, over 89 million US$ initiative to develop a dynamic, internationally competitive, business sector in Pakistan that is increasing exports, employing more people, and producing higher value added products and services.

As the activities of both entities (USAID & SEDF) are for strengthening and enhancing the competitiveness of small & medium enterprises especially in agribusiness sector, therefore it was agreed that feasibility reports, impact studies and other knowledge imparting material would be shared for the benefit of private business sector.

A number of pre-feasibility studies were also provided to Sindh Board of Investment through the courtesy of United States Agency for International Development.