Published On: Mon, Dec 30th, 2013
Published in Category: International

UAE to launch drinking water projects in Pakistan

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Dubai: President of United Arab Emirates Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced the launch of new projects to provide pure drinking water in Pakistan at a cost of $1.2 million, Khaleej Times reported on Sunday.

The President’s initiative aims to support the people of Pakistan, contribute to developing its provinces and cities, and provide them with modern developmental facilities, in addition to securing basic services like roads, bridges, education, health and water for the community.

The administration of the UAE PAP pointed out that the new projects mark the commencement of the second phase of its working plan, in the light of the directives and generous initiatives of Shaikh Khalifa, General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the relentless efforts of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

In a statement, the UAE PAP said that it had approved and started work on the new projects, in addition to establishing water treatment and purification plants and extending delivery networks to provide water to 12 villages in remote areas in Northern Waziristan.
It also aims to secure basic needs of clean water for people in remote areas, who suffer from health problems.

The UAE PAP is continuing to provide aid to all Pakistan regions and cover the largest segments of society, especially in the field of infrastructure,where the first phase witnessed the implementation of 64 projects which serve 64 villages in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, South of Waziristan and Bajaur region, at a total cost of $5,773,135.

The beneficiaries hailed the initiatives of Shaikh Khalifa to improve their standards of living and alleviate the suffering of the Pakistani people.