Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 20 Dec 2011- 14:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources will install water chlorinators after its study found most water in the country unfit for drinking, particularly in 14 districts of Sindh and Balochistan provinces, which were hit by
  • 1 Nov 2011- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE Pakistan has started construction on the Diamer-Basha Dam in the far northeast of the country.  The dam project is expected to cost about $12 billion USD to build-- money that the near-bankrupt country does not have. Inaugurated by Prime
  • 25 Oct 2011- 22:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE Warning that by 2017 Pakistan will become water scarce, the country’s central bank has asked banks to provide loans to farmers for purchase and maintenance of farming tools and equipment that ensure the application of modern water
  • 18 Oct 2011- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE Stressing an early completion of a project for provision of safe drinking water in Pakistan’s most populous province, Punjab, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has formed a committee to firm up a price for water filtration plants. The
  • 11 Oct 2011- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE A panel regulating Pakistan’s water resources has urged the country’s prime minister to immediately move on construction of reservoirs to ensure additional storage of over 27 billion cubic meters of water.    Indus River System
  • 11 Oct 2011- 09:17 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Today Delays by the Capital Development Authority in replacing the decades-old water supply system has led to water shortages and contamination. “Owing to seepage from broken water supply pipelines in the city, citizens are getting
  • 26 Sep 2011- 23:41 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The News International (Pakistan) There are 69 fake brands of bottled water on the Pakistani market, according to the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR). The PCRWR recently declared 16 out of the 69 brands unsafe. Fourteen were
  • 16 Aug 2011- 09:39 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Observer Punjab has the best rural water supply of all Pakistan’s provinces, according to official data. The majority of Punjab’s population has either piped water or water supply from a hand pump or motor pump. Only 7 percent of the rural
  • 26 Jul 2011- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan is planning to build two dams in Balochistan province with the help of small contractors, as the larger companies are shying away from the conflict area. They are among the five small dams, which will store 1.9 billion cubic
  • 26 Jul 2011- 09:18 by Local Press Report karachi The News International (Pakistan) Karachi could face an acute water shortage during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan unless the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) sets up a special water supply cell for Karachi Water & Sewerage Board
  • 19 Jul 2011- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has constituted a high-level committee to address the bottlenecks to construction of the $582 million USD Ghazi-Barotha Dam. The dam will supply 100 million gallons per day of water to Islamabad and
  • 28 Jun 2011- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province has allocated $130.7 million USD for irrigation and construction of small dams and $116.2 million USD for water supply and sanitation projects in 2011-12. Punjab, the most populous province
  • 21 Jun 2011- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has approved the $317 million USD Makhi Farash (link canal) irrigation and water supply project, which will bring water to Pakistan’s largest coal mine at Thar in Sindh province.  The project involves constructing a lined
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union spends on average more than $2.9 billion USD annually to support water and sanitation projects in the developing world, helping to fund infrastructure, storage and irrigation in needy countries. But aid advocates say
  • 7 Jun 2011- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan UK-based engineering firm Mott MacDonald won a contract for a Sediment Management Study of the reservoir at Tarbela, Pakistan’s biggest dam. The $3 million USD study aims to help address Tarbela’s decreasing storage capacity, caused

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