Beijing, China – This week, USTDA Deputy Director, Enoh T. Ebong, concluded a trip to China where she advanced cooperation with the Agency’s public-private partnerships in the aviation, energy, and healthcare sectors. Deputy Director Ebong signed two grants launching two new series of workshops in support of the U.S.-China Healthcare Cooperation Program (HCP). The goal of the workshops is to support China’s efforts to improve the quality of healthcare provided to citizens, while at the same time connecting U.S. businesses to new opportunities in the sector.
In the energy sector, Deputy Director Ebong, alongside Ambassador Terry Branstad, built on the momentum of the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative by announcing a grant for a gas workshop series under the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP). The workshops will support the gas infrastructure goals of China’s National Energy Administration, while facilitating market access for U.S. LNG and gas-related equipment and service providers.
Deputy Director Ebong also kicked off a new USTDA-funded Shanghai Airspace Capacity and Ground Optimization project that will introduce U.S. aviation technologies and best practices aimed at reducing flight delays. She participated in the Standing Committee Meeting with the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program to continue mutually-beneficial cooperation between the U.S. and China in the aviation sector.
“I appreciate the opportunity to advance our collaboration on a number of levels with USTDA’s public and private sector partners in China,” said Deputy Director Ebong. “The work under our public-private partnerships demonstrate USTDA’s win-win mission of connecting U.S. businesses to new opportunities overseas, while at the same time supporting our partners’ infrastructure development goals.”
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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