In Indonesia, we will hold the opening of the much anticipated IMULAI 3.0 innovation competition. iMULAI is a national competition program for innovation in information technology (IT) software applications. The program seeks to promote the importance of IT innovation among businesses and the general public, achieve public awareness of USAID and Microsoft Indonesia’s social and economic goals and improve Indonesia’s IT competitiveness and the local software economy.
In Elbasan, Albania we will open a Tourism Information Office. Joseph C. Williams, USAID/Albania Mission Director will join the Mayor of Elbasan and other local government officials along with local businesses to launch the site. USAID will travel to Elbasan to participate in a series of site visits and events to highlight USAID assistance to the city and business community there. Among the activities will be a ribbon-cutting for the city’s first Tourism Information Office, made possible through a public-private partnership with a local business, a visit to a major infrastructure investment project made possible with the support of USAID’s DCA for municipal borrowing, and a meeting with the Mayor and Small Business Association to raise awareness of a public information and sticker campaign to support tax payments by small businesses.
In Tajikistan, we will hold the USAID Safe Drinking Water Project opening to celebrate the completion of the water system renovation project. Opening speeches by the Ambassador and local government officials will be made, followed by a visit to a Safe Drinking Water Project site. There will be a total of eight launches in eight different villages.