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1966

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"Five developing nations - Pakistan, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Ethiopia - have asked the Peace Corps for more than 60 Volunteer civil engineers. [...] This Rural Public Works Program was conceived and initiated in 1961 and its beginning coincided with the winter 1961 arrival of the first group of Volunteers in East Pakistan. Some of these Volunteers were able to provide valuable technical assistance in planning, designing and supervising the construction of sluice gates, small bridges and drainage systems which led to the success of this pilot program in its first year." -- [p.1]

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S 19.2:En 34

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This is a job description for the Rural Public Works Program for the Peace Corps, and includes a volunteer's account of personal experiences.

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