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5 May 2021 Islamabad, Pakistan
The investment of $2.4 Biillion USD in the 1124 MW Kohala will be China's largest in Pakistan and is the second of six planned hydroelectric projects on the Jhelum river.
5 Oct 2019 NEW DELHI
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up canalization of the state’s three eastern rivers of the Indus Water System as a national project, to enable conservation of water and enhancement of the region’s economic growth.In his proposal presented to Modi during a meeting here, the Chief Minister suggested construction of high speed economic corridors on 985 km-long river embankments, apart from river training works, flood protection measures and lining of internal side-slopes of the Sutlej, Ravi and Beas.
12 Aug 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved development of the ambitious “Sindh Barrage” on the Indus River.Located about 28 miles upstream from the mouth of the river at the Arabian Sea and about 80 miles east of Karachi, the Sindh Barrage was proposed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to address water issues in the region...
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...
18 Mar 2019 ISLAMABAD
The World Bank has warned of cancelling its soft loan of $38 million to support the management and development of water resources in the Indus River, after finding little progress on the project since its approval in 2008. The mid-term review of the project has been planned to be undertaken in June this year, and if this review does not find significant improvement in implementation process and disbursement of project funds, partial or even full cancellation of the credit will need to be considered, to enable these funds to be more usefully deployed within Pakistan, a report of the bank said.
17 Oct 2018 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies.In a recent report that focuses on mapping the factors that lead to either cooperation or tension over transboundary water resources, the study links freshwater availability, climate stress and human pressure (urban growth and migration) on water resources and socio-economic conditions...
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...
14 Jun 2018 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan signed on June 13 signed two loan agreements worth $565 million with World Bank; $425 million for the National Transmission Modernisation (Phase-I) Project and $140 million for Sindh Barrages Improvement Project.The additional financing will help to scale up activities under the original Sindh Barrages Improvement Project to support the rehabilitation and modernisation of Sukkur Barrage and improve the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the three barrages over the Indus River in Sindh Province...
16 Nov 2017 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan has withdrawn its bid to include the USD 14 billion Diamer-Bhasha Dam in PoK in the CPEC framework after China placed strict conditions, including ownership of the mega project, according to senior officials. Pakistan has been struggling to raise money from international institutions like the World Bank in the face of Indian opposition to the project on the Indus River in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
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)...
16 Aug 2017 WASHINGTON DC
Pakistan is South Asia’s fifth most vulnerable country in terms of water availability, and Karachi is the sixth most water-stressed city in the world. Predictions indicate that the country will face absolute water scarcity as soon as 2025. While population and demand for water steadily increase, freshwater quantity and quality are decreasing...
19 Jun 2017 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan expects China to fund a long-delayed Indus river mega dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan, part of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, with work beginning next year, its Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in an interview to news agency Reuters.