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8 Jul 2019 SONGBO, Korea
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has issued a $35 Million USD grant for water management and agriculture projects in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan.Home to nearly 90 million people, the Basin produces approximately 90 percent of the country’s agriculture outputs and employs about 25 percent of the labor force...
13 Aug 2018 KABUL, Afghanistan
India agreed last week to assist in building a new dam in Afghanistan, in a move that is likely to provoke protest from Pakistan over sharing of water resources.India’s support to the Afghan government for construction of the (estimated) $300 Million USD Shahtoot Dam near Kabul comes two years after completion of the Salma Dam, subsequently renamed the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, in Herat province, western Afghanistan, also supported by India...
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...
24 May 2017 NEW YORK NY
The five dams forming the North Indus River Cascade that China has just promised to finance and build in Pakistan – including Pakistan-administered Kashmir – has the potential to generate over 22,000 MW in an energy-starved country. But the dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream...
28 Jul 2016 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 quoted a senior official at the Ministry of Water and Power as saying Chinese authorities, who were presented with a plan to include Diamer Bhasha in CPEC eight months ago, were concerned about the lengthy delay in return on investment for the hydropower project...
7 Mar 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government has procured land for the long-delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam project, using $1 billion USD of its own resources. Work on the project is expected to start by the end of this year, local media quoted an official source in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms as saying...
28 Jan 2016 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan and World Bank, Wednesday, signed an agreement of $ 34.95 million as additional financing for Water Sector Capacity Building for services to improve management and investment planning of water resources in the Indus River Basin. World Bank approved the project in 2008 while it will close in 2021...
22 Dec 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government has announced that it will start construction of the long-awaited Diamar Bhasha Dam next year.The land acquisition process for the dam was completed back in September, for a total of some $1 billion USD. Some of those funds will be used to resettle and compensate the more than 4,200 families who will be displaced by the project...
9 Nov 2015 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 which are facing acute water shortages.To this end, the country’s federal Economic Affairs Division (EAD) has written a letter to Llangovan Patchamuthu, country director at the World Bank Resident Mission in Islamabad, endorsing the water supply project...
10 Sep 2015 LAHORE
Pakistan will formally inform the Indian government about its decision to lobby the World Bank against the two controversial hydropower projects being built by the neighbouring country in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
17 Aug 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The World Bank, the Austrian government and Chinese investors have expressed interest in financing Pakistan’s $800 million USD, 1,400-megawatt Tarbela Fifth Extension Hydropower Project, a Finance Ministry official told OOSKAnews this week.The official said the Austrian government had offered $400 million USD in financing for the project, on condition that the contract to supply the machinery go to its recommended Austrian company...
4 Aug 2015 LAHORE, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) will invest $1.34 billion USD in the $7.5 billion USD, 4,320-megawatt Dasu Hydropower Project, a senior WAPDA official told OOSKAnews this week.WAPDA has started work on first stage of the project, which is expected to cost some $4.8 billion USD and take five years to complete...