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Embassy of the United States of America

Office of Public Affairs

Baku, Azerbaijan

MEDIA ADVISORY

April 15, 2008

US Supports Electricity Rehabilitation in Khachmaz, northeast Azerbaijan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the opening ceremony for an electrical system rehabilitation project in Ashagy Zeyid, Khachmaz.

This event will take place in Ashagy Zeyid village of Khachmaz on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. All media representatives are invited to the event.

This project improves access to electricity and enhances the living conditions for hundreds of residents. This project was identified as a priority by the Community Development Council of Ashagy Zeyid and was made possible through the support of the American people through USAIDís Community Development Activity, implemented by CHF International and UMID HSSC.

For more information about USAID and CHF International, please visit their websites at http://azerbaijan.usaid.gov and www.chf.az.

For more information about this event, please contact Rena Kengerli, Communications/Reporting Officer, CHF International Azerbaijan at (012) 596 06 75, 498 13 70 or (050) 3417151 or Aybeniz Ganjaliyeva, USAID/Azerbaijan office at 498 1835 (ext. 207).

USAID has invested $284 million in Azerbaijan since 1992. USAID-funded projects are designed to support enhanced macroeconomic stability; improved public expenditure efficiency; improved financial sector linkages for the micro, small and medium enterprises sectors; strengthened enterprise competitiveness; improved health care service delivery; strengthened democratic processes; and robust civil society institutions.