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  1. WWF-Pakistan, Coca-Cola Partner to Improve Drinking Water Access

    14 Apr 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan NGO WWF-Pakistan and Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd (CCBPL) have signed an MoU to improve access to clean drinking water in marginal communities that are suffering acute clean water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/14/2015 - 10:30

  2. Pakistan Again Seeks $448 Million Commercial Loan From China for Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project

    13 Apr 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The Pakistani government has decided to once again seek a $448 million USD commercial loan from a Chinese bank for the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, a senior official at the Water and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/13/2015 - 10:16

  3. World Bank to Lend Punjab $41 Million for Small Dam Construction

    9 Apr 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The World Bank is providing a $41 million USD loan to the Irrigation Department in Pakistan’s Punjab Province to build more small dams and upgrade existing ones in the Pothohar region, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/09/2015 - 10:12

  4. Pakistani Chambers of Commerce Eye Investment in Dam Projects

    7 Apr 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan A number of Pakistan’s Chambers of Commerce and Industry hare interested in investing in mega dam projects in the country, Muhammad Suleiman, chairman of the Sindh-Taas Water Council of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/07/2015 - 10:18

  5. Pakistan Approves $94 Million Harpo Hydropower Project

    6 Apr 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Central Development Working Party last week gave approval for the $94 million USD, 34.5-megawatt Harpo Hydropower project on the Harpo River, a left tributary of the Indus, in the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/06/2015 - 10:11

  6. Punjab to Use Scottish-Development Clean Water Technology

    26 Mar 2015- 10:26 by Local Press Report LAHORE Scottish Government It was announced on Wednesday that new high quality purification technology designed by a Scottish company will be added to existing infrastructure in Toba Tek Singh in Punjab, bringing ...

    Local Press Report - 03/26/2015 - 10:26

  7. Pakistani Kashmir Signs Deals With South Korean Company for Gulpur Hydropower Project

    24 Mar 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GILGIT, Pakistan The government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir last week signed three agreements with South Korean-owned Mira Power Limited for the $156 million USD, 102-megawatt Gulpur hydropower project. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/24/2015 - 10:34

  8. Karachi Cuts Off Illegal Water Connections

    23 Mar 2015- 10:32 by Local Press Report KARACHI Express Tribune On Saturday, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) disconnected two major water connections in its effort to eliminate illegal hydrants and connections by bulk water consumers who ...

    Local Press Report - 03/23/2015 - 10:32

  9. Pakistan Allocates Nearly $1 Billion for Land for Diamer Bhasha Dam Project

    19 Mar 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has increased the amount of funding to acquire land for the Diamer Bhasha Dam project to $981 million USD, Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/19/2015 - 11:11

  10. Punjab Water Council Pressures Pakistani Government to Build Kalabagh Dam

    13 Mar 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The Punjab Water Council (PWC) this week demanded that the government immediately start construction of the contentious 3,600-megawatt Kalabagh Dam, saying the project was necessary for the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/13/2015 - 10:50

  11. WRI Launches Global Flood Risk Assessment Tool

    10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/10/2015 - 11:03

  12. Pakistan Developing Long-Term Water Storage Plan

    10 Mar 2015- 10:21 by Local Press Report LAHORE International News Network On March 8, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif said that the government is preparing a comprehensive long- term plan to enhance water storage capacity, with several small ...

    Local Press Report - 03/10/2015 - 10:22

  13. Pakistan Approves Construction of $1.4 Billion Karot Hydropower Project

    10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week approved construction of the much-delayed $1.4 billion USD, 720-megawatt Karot Hydropower Project in Punjab province. The project ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/13/2015 - 09:58

  14. IRSA Asks Pakistani Government to Divert All Development Funding to Reservoir Projects

    9 Mar 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has urged the government to freeze the country’s Public Sector Development Program for five years, and to reallocate all of the funding instead ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/11/2015 - 10:06

  15. Punjab Province to Complete $493 Million Worth in Irrigation Projects This Year

    6 Mar 2015- 09:15 by Local Press Report LAHORE Business Recorder The Punjab Irrigation Department is completing several irrigation development projects worth Rs 50.8 billion across the province for uplift of water resources during FY 2014-15, an official ...

    Local Press Report - 03/06/2015 - 09:15

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