The UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP) has started the implementation of seven educational projects, including three colleges and four vocational and rehabilitation centres for women at cost $14.4 million. The move follows the directives by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to support the Pakistani people and contribute to the development of the education sector. The UAE PAP said the new projects are part of the second phase ordered by the UAE President and being followed up by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Board Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), to contribute to the development of infrastructure in Pakistan. The UAE PAP's administration said that the educational projects would provide an appropriate education environment, adding that the three colleges cost $12.4 million. They offer study programmes in fields of medicine, engineering and computer. Meanwhile, the new four vocational and rehabilitation centres for women at cost $2 million will provide training for women in the fields of crafts, sewing, beauty industry, wax, cooking and first aid. The four centres are financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.