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EU to invest €40 mln in Balochistan Water Conservation projects

ISLAMABAD, European Union and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have agreed to work in Balochistan in Water Conservation projects.

This was told by EU Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-Francois Cautaian and IUCN Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema who called on Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam.

Under the agreement European Union will provide forty million Euros and IUCN will provide technical and human resource assistance.The Advisor briefed the delegation about the Ministry of Climate Change performance in environmental protection and conservation and apprised them the” Recharge Pakistan Project ” which aims at raising the under water table by conserving flood water in the right and left bank of Indus River reservoirs, that water could be utilised for domestic as well as horticulture purposes.

European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Jean-Francois Cautaian contoured that in partnership with IUCN, the EU will sponsor 40 million Euro water conservation projects in Balochistan.

The project with multipurpose targets will increase water reservoirs, program for community awareness in utilising minimum water, using alternative methods in irrigation and farming and promoting live stock investment.

Country Representative Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that IUCN is working in natural resource management , water resource management and community awareness and involvement in water conservation



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