Role of Small Business in Rebuilding Kuwait
The subcommittee heard testimony on the reconstruction of Kuwait’s infrastructure and environment, and the part small business might… read more
The subcommittee heard testimony on the reconstruction of Kuwait’s infrastructure and environment, and the part small business might play in the massive rebuilding effort. Initial estimates state the total cost of reconstruction of every destroyed building in Kuwait to be $100 billion to be spent over 5 years. Kuwait’s ambassador to the U.S. previously stated that countries contributing the most to the liberation of Kuwait would receive priority in the rebuilding contracts for the reconstruction. Witnesses testified on the logistics of the rebuilding of Kuwait and how American small businesses might participate. Mr. Al-Sutan described the types of industries requiring rebuilding that American small businesses could participate in. Mr. Becker described programs designed to connect small businesses with projects in Kuwait. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Fawzi Hamad al-Sultan Executive Director World Bank
- S. "Bill" William Becker Counsel U.S. Small Business Administration
- Thomas Duesterberg Assistant Secretary Department of Commerce
- Clark Fisher Representative U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp.
- Lawrence Framme Secretary Virginia->Economic Development
- Howard Hills Vice President U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp.
- Michael Owen Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Army->Logistics
- Arthur Pilzer Vice President Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
- James Ray Director Army Corps of Engineers->Military Programs
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