ANKARA – The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) has announced to launch almost 50 new projects in Pakistan in 2022 in the field of education, health and agriculture.
Muhsin Balci, the Turkish state-run aid agency’s program coordinator for Pakistan, made the announcement on the eve of TIKA’s 30th anniversary.
“TIKA is now working in more than 150 countries and we have done more than 30,000 projects since our establishment. In these projects we share our knowledge and expertise in the field of education, health and agriculture with countries from the Balkans to Africa, from the Middle East to Latin America,” Daily Sabah quoted Balcı as saying.
Earlier this month, Balcı visited Islamabad where he paid a visit to the digitization center for the preservation of rare books in a library founded by TIKA at Quaid e Azam University and the Baitussalam Welfare Trust.
“Pakistan is full of talent and it gives us immense pleasure to give technical support to our brother nation. Pakistan is no foreign country for us. This nation has supported us unconditionally, and our hearts beat for each other,” said Balcı.
“We’re expanding our support from education to health and the agriculture sector,” Balcı told Anadolu Agency (AA).
“The departments and companies come to us for our technical support and we try our best to give the best of the best service. Our aim is to start more than 50 projects this year in Pakistan that will facilitate the organizations in fostering young talent.”