None of the projects Clinton announced during her trip involve new money from the U.S. They will be funded from the already announced $7.5 billion Kerry-Lugar-Berman aid package. However, Clinton’s announcements shed light on the priorities and shape of the U.S. aid program.
A $270 million water program, which includes construction and repair of municipal water infrastructure, a program to improve local water services (including safe water and sanitation), several dam irrigation projects, introduction of improved irrigation technology, the creation of a series of water storage damns, and expert support for water management.
A $60 million energy program (phase II), including finishing two dams, assistance for natural gas development, and financing for feasibility studies that will explore the development of a smart grid, biomass fuel conversion, a wind power pilot project, and a solar photovoltaic power system.