STAFF REPORT ISB: Korea International Coop- eration Agency (KOICA) of the Republic of Korea held a one-day national work- shop and Annual Alumni reception in Islamabad.

On the occasion the Country Director KOICA Pakistan Mr. Sung Choon- ki in his welcoming ad- dress said that KOICA is actively participating in socio-economic develop- ment of Pakistan through its seven ongoing grant aid projects focused on Health, water and sanitation, edu- cation, capacity building and rural development. He emphasized on extending Koreas relationship with Pakistan through its alum. Especially, KOICA Training Programs benefited more than 1000 officials since 1992 and this year several officials avail trainings and master scholarship, having a significant contribution in human resources devel- opment of Pakistan.

“Koreas dramatic socio- economic development known as Miracle on Han River never came over- night. Certainly, strong and visionary leadership, contribution by foreign labors, Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement) and cohesion among its people, were most of the key success factor in Koreas path to prosperity and de- velopment. I am confident that Pakistan based on its unique culture, history and geography with abundant natural resources, and with your leadership support, will achieve similar miracle in the near future”, Said Mr. Sung.

“KOICA Alumni played a substantial role in the bringing the people closer and to foster the coop- eration between both countries”he added further.

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