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  • 22 Mar 2019- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON The production of goods for export is depleting the water supplies of some of the world’s poorest countries, a new report from WaterAid warns. Collaboration between the public and private sectors is crucial to ensuring that economic growth does
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUETTA, Pakistan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Provincial Government of Balochistan, Pakistan have signed project agreement of a $107 Million USD loan and grants to improve irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in Balochistan
  • 28 Jul 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Chinese government has been reluctant to include Pakistan’s $14 billion USD Diamer Bhasha Dam project in the massive China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program, a Pakistani official said this week. Pakistani daily The News
  • 16 Nov 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued a no-objection certificate to the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), effectively giving the go-ahead for construction of the long-delayed, 650-million-gallon-per
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has decided to approach the World Bank about financing a $1.2 billion USD project that would supply drinking water from Tarbela Dam on the Indus River to the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, both of
  • 28 May 2015- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) a deadline of July 31, 2015, to complete land acquisition for the Diamer Bhasha Dam, officials told OOSKAnews this week. At a special
  • 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 is being built by Karot Power Company
  • 18 Feb 2015- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain said his government is making an “all-out effort” to bring clean drinking water and safe sanitation access to the forefront of the nation’s political agenda. Hussain, who delivered the keynote
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government this week pledged support for Pakistan’s massive $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on the Indus River. During a Business Opportunity Conference at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The UAE government announced last week that it would spend over $10 million USD to fund 76 clean drinking water projects in several areas in Pakistan. The projects include digging wells and building desalination plants,
  • 19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Finance Ministry last week announced it was releasing $253.8 million USD to start construction of the 4,500-megawatt, $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha hydropower dam. Construction work on the dam would be started in November,
  • 21 Apr 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan could add 50,000 megawatts of hydropower to its national grid in the next 15 years if it manages to mobilize political will and allay security concerns among international financing institutions like the World Bank, the
  • 28 Feb 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on February 26 broke ground on a $928 million USD project to expand the Tarbela Hydropower Dam. The project, the fourth expansion of the dam, will be completed in 39 months. Chinese company Sinohydro is carrying out the work
  • 24 Feb 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson on February 18 inaugurated construction of a $36 million USD water supply project in Jacobabad, a dry mountain town in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. The US Agency for International
  • 26 Aug 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report FAISALABAD The Express Tribune The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has decided to replace old pumping machinery and tube wells to provide potable drinking water from Chiniot to Faisalabad with financial assistance from the Japan International Cooperation

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