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23 Nov 2020 ISLAMABAD
An inter-ministerial forum on Thursday expressed concern over delays in implementation of water sector projects being funded by the international lending agencies and called for coordinated efforts to address bottlenecks. At present, 15 foreign-funded projects amounting to $3.239bn are currently under implementation...
23 May 2019 ISLAMABAD
China will help provide clean drinking water to 1,500 schools in Pakistan. This resolve was expressed during a meeting of a delegation led by Vice-President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhang Yaping with Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in Islamabad today. Mr Zhang Yaping, while reiterating China's cooperation with Pakistan in every field, said that his country will help provide potable water in Pakistani schools.
5 Mar 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has described the rates of malnutrition and disease in the southern Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan as “alarmingly high” as drought associated with climate change prevails in the region.IFRC released approximately $315,000 USD in emergency funding March 1 to assist in relief work in the provinces which are currently affected by one of the worst droughts in Pakistan’s history...
9 Oct 2018 Washington, United States
The International Finance Corp (IFC) is to help textile manufacturers in Pakistan improve water use and energy consumption practices to drive productivity and efficiency. An agreement has been signed with US-based clothing retailer Gap Inc to increase resource efficiency in its Pakistan operations and improve long-term sustainability...
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...
25 Jan 2018 ISLAMABAD
The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan signed two memorandums of understanding with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Peshawar on Tuesday, to improve water governance in the province with a total funding of 5.1 million Swiss francs (USD 5.3 million).
2 Feb 2017 ISLAMABAD
Islamabad-Australia on Tuesday launched a 15 million Australian dollar water program to boost agriculture and water management in Pakistan. The programme aims to continue longstanding bilateral collaboration on building capacity to improve water management and boost agricultural productivity in Pakistan.
25 Oct 2016 ISLAMABAD
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of award of contracts for foreign-funded projects in Pakistan that leads to project delays, cost overruns and inefficient utilisation of external loans. This comes at a time when ADB President Takehiko Nakao and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde are visiting Islamabad to attend the 15th Ministerial Conference of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation beginning from Wednesday.
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...
1 Jul 2016 ISLAMABAD
The World Bank approved a $200 million credit to strengthen Balochistan government’s initiative for community-based water management for irrigation in the province.
14 Apr 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government has guaranteed $955 million USD worth of "sukuk" (Islamic bonds) to finance the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in the Kashmir region.The guarantee comes after some of the project’s initial investors, including the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), interrupted the provision of some $100 million USD in funds due to “their additional requirements/conditions,” according to a Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) document obtained by the Pakistan Observer newspaper...
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...