USAID Team Visits LESCO
Lahore, June 18, 2012: A high profile United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) team led by Ms. Melissa Knight, Director of Energy, visited Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) headquarters to discuss with the Board of Directors and the senior management of LESCO the assistance provided by USAID under its Power Distribution Program.
The discussion centered around a work plan for USAID’s assistance to LESCO in the fields of finance, engineering and operations, human resource capacity building and training, commercial management and customer services improvement under the USAID Power Distribution Program.
The meeting was chaired by Chairman Board of Directors, LESCO, Mr. Ahmed Rafay Alam and was attended by Board Members, CEO LESCO, Mr. Sharafat Sial and senior officials of LESCO. From USAID, Melissa Knight, was accompanied by senior USAID advisors and senior management of USAID Power Distribution Program were among the participants.
The three-year USAID Power Distribution Program was announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009 as one of the U.S. efforts to support Government of Pakistan to reform the power sector to mitigate the current energy crisis. The program is helping government-owned electric power distribution companies (DISCOs) improve their commercial performance in reducing losses, increasing revenues, and improving customer services by introduction of new technology and improved work practices.