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  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE Pakistan's Punjab province is working on projects to encourage integrated rural water supply and sanitation programs and wastewater treatment for improving environmental pollution and protecting water bodies, a senior minister has
  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The Sindh government plans to build more than 30 small dams in the province to store water for irrigation. The provincial government made this decision on the advice of Pakistan's President, Asif Ali Zardari. During recent
  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD, SOUTH KOREA The International News (Pakistan) The Korean government has expressed interest in investing $300 million USD for a drinking water supply pipeline from Tarbela dam to Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The project's total cost is some $800
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in Pakistan has invited bids from international consultancies to oversee preparation of the design of the proposed Bhasha Dam and its construction. WAPDA has asked companies and
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by Local Press Report Pakistan, karachi The Nation (Pakistan) The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has issued a tender for a water supply pipeline in Pakistan Textile City Limited. The estimated cot of the tender, published in local news sources, is $19 million USD. The tender,
  • 1 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan When India and Pakistan accepted a World Bank-brokered deal on the construction of the Baglihar Dam in Indianadministered Kashmir in 2007, each side saw the outcome as a victory. The World Bank was also praised for its role after
  • 1 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The Sindh government has proposed a review of the Water Apportionment Accord that was signed in 1991 by the provinces. The provincial government has raised this issue with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting of the
  • 17 Nov 2008- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi T wo Chinese companies have shown serious interest in the construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam on a build, own and operate (BOO) basis. A senior official in the Ministry of Water and Power told OOSKAnews that the successful bidder would
  • 17 Nov 2008- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi Natural freshwater lakes are becoming toxic because of mega drainage projects such as Left Bank Outfall Drainage and Right Bank Outfall Drainage, according to experts and environmentalists. Speaking at a seminar on "Government
  • 17 Nov 2008- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's state-run Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and the province of Punjab have locked horns over nearly 2 million liters per second of water that was found to be missing recently from Tarbela Dam to Chashma
  • 10 Nov 2008- 23:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The Pakistani government has allocated some $198 million USD for the acquisition of land for the proposed DiamerBhasha Dam, one of the major upcoming water reservoirs in the country. The Executive Committee of the National Economic
  • 21 Oct 2008- 01:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The highly publicized $200 million USD Karachi desalination project that was awarded to Norwegian company's local branch, Aqualyng Karachi (Pvt) Ltd., has been delayed as Sindh government in charge of land acquisition hasn't
  • 21 Oct 2008- 01:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has presented a proposed revision to the Satpara Dam project budget during the Central Development Working Party on October 11. During the meeting, the government sought approval to the newly amended budget
  • 13 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan(OOSKAnews) The government of Punjab this month took steps to protect water sources, as the provincial top court banned polythene bags, asking the government to pass legislation in six months to prohibit use, manufacturing, sale,
  • 6 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi K arachi Water and Sewerage Board announced last week that the Defense Housing Authority's desalination plant has been sealed due to technical problem. Closure will reduce water supply to the area by 3 million gallons a day. No

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