United States To Boost Funding For Healthcare Sector In Arunachal Pradesh, Says Ambassador To India Kenneth Juster

Kenneth Juster. (Prakash Singh/Getty Images)

The United States (US) has been funding Arunachal Pradesh in improving its health sector, US' Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, said on Monday (28 October).

"More health Centres in the state would be upgraded with modern technologies so that proper and good health services are provided to the people," Juster said before inaugurating the 7th edition of the Tawang Festival.

On the occasion, Juster said the US has modernised hospitals and health facility centres in Namsai and Pasighat. He also extended his gratitude to the local people for the exceptional hospitality offered to him and his entourage, saying he was mesmerised by the colourful people, their dresses, customs and traditions.

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Pitching on conducting cultural exchange programmes which strengthen friendship and bonding, Juster disclosed that the US has been funding many states in India for the preservation of cultures and traditions.

While maintaining that a study on Arunachal would be quiet interesting, Juster said that the University of Florida has collaborated with Arunachal Pradesh's lone central university, the Rajiv Gandhi University, for combined research work.

Khandu said the state was fortunate to host two US Ambassadors to India in a span of three years. He briefed the visiting dignitaries about the strengths, challenges and opportunities of the state.

The Chief Minister said the state is now coming up for investment avenues in the areas of tourism, agriculture, horticulture and hydropower, for which he sought the support of the US Embassy to attract American investment.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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