Pakistan to Approach World Bank to Finance Tarbela Dam Pipeline Project

9 Nov 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

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.Under the project, a water pipeline would be laid from Tarbela Dam in Khyber Pakhtunwa Province to Islamabad. The pipeline would transport 200 million gallons of water per day to be equally distributed between Islamabad and Rawalpindi...

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