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5 Mar 2019 KARACHI
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and the World Bank have agreed to start $2 billion projects to make Karachi one of the most developed and beautiful cities in the world. These projects include the $400 million Karachi Urban Mobility project, the $1.6 billion Karachi Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project and the $230 million Competitive and Livable City of Karachi project.
18 Jan 2019 KARACHI, Pakistan
Giant state-run Russian energy company Inter RAO Group has offered to invest $2 Billion USD in Pakistan water and power sector projects, including the Mohmand dam on the Swat River.Inter RAO Engineering is one of the largest Russian public energy companies that has joint ventures with European companies like Siemens in Russia...
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...
24 Apr 2018 KARACHI, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Prime Minister has intervened in the power loadshedding impasse which has caused water shortage in Karachi. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a meeting held in Karachi April 23 declared a resolution to an ongoing gas supply issue between Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and K-Electric.Abbasi said SSGC has been directed to supply adequate gas to the power utility so that it could ensure provision of electricity to its consumers...
12 Apr 2018 KARACHI,
Water supply to many parts of Karachi has been suspended due to power loadshedding, resulting in protests in many parts of the city. “There is no water and electricity,” citizens said. “We are facing problems day and night...routine life is being affected by the outages.” Several parts of Karachi including Korangi, Landhi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, North Karachi, New Karachi, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, SITE area, Garden, Lyari, Baldia and Orangi Town are facing prolonged power outages...
23 Sep 2016 KARACHI, Pakistan
Tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened in recent days following a September 18th incident in which an attack on an Indian army installation at the border town of Uri resulted, after a gun and grenade battle, in 13-14 Indian casualties in addition to the deaths of four assailants, described as terrorists associated with Pakistan...
12 Aug 2016 DENVER, CO, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader Water Strategy at Deloitte Consulting LLP, calls for 21st Centry Solutions to water challenges...
9 Jun 2016 KARACHI, Pakistan
Residents of Karachi’s Yousaf Goth neighborhood took to the streets this week to protest ongoing lack of water and electricity services.Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the Hub River Road to draw attention to the situation, according to local media reports.The protesters said power supply has been cut off for the past 15 days, and as a result they have also been left without water, creating a particular hardship during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began this week...
18 Dec 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan
Karachi residents took to the streets again this week to protest water and electricity shortages throughout the city.The protesters chanted anti-government slogans and blocked streets, causing traffic jam on a number of roads, local news outlet Dunya News reported.Last weekend, demonstrations were also held over the ongoing lack of water and power in the Golimar area; Golimar residents have held protests at other times over the past few months as well...
16 Nov 2015 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-day, $240 million USD K-IV water plant.At a November 12th expert committee meeting on the project’s environmental impact assessment, the EPA determined that the project posed no danger to the environment...
13 Nov 2015 KARACHI
Major international donors are interested in investing in Greater Karachi Water Supply Project K-IV, but non-availability of required water is hindering foreign investment.
30 Jul 2015 LAHORE, Pakistan
Five Pakistani organizations have formed an alliance to support construction of the Kalabagh Dam and other water projects in the country.The organizations include the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); Quwat-e-Akhuwat-e-Awam (QAA); the Sind Taas Water Council (STWC), the Pakistan Engineers Congress (PEC); and the Institute of Engineers Pakistan (IEP), STWC Chairman Muhammad Salman Khan told OOSKAnews this week...