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August 26
1977 A 6-year U.S.-Saudi Arabian Highway Development Technical Assistance Agreement is signed in USDOT headquarters. Deputy Administrator Karl Bowers signs for FHWA. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is planning a $5-billion, 5-year highway program, agrees to reimburse FHWA for technical advisory services in the fields of highway organization, planning, programming, design, construction, and maintenance. The agreement, estimated to cost $6.3 million, will be carried out under the auspices of the Saudi Arabian-U.S. Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation.
Deputy Administrator Karl S. Bowers signs the United States-Saudi Arabian Highway Development Technical Assistance Agreement as Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister of Communications, Dr. Nasser Al-Salloum (left), awaits his turn to sign. Seated at right is Assistant Secretary for Policy, Plans and International Affairs Chester C. Davenport. Standing, left to right, are William Moser, Deputy Director, Office of Saudi Arabian Affairs, US Department of the Treasury; and FHWA officials Harry Lindberg, Associate Administrator for Engineering and Traffic Operations; and Dr. Gerald D. Love, Associate Administrator for Research and Development.
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