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EU to invest €40mn in Balochistan water conservation projects

Islamabad: The European Union and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) agreed to reach agreement to collaborate on Balochistan water conservation projects on Monday.

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 in Islamabad and discussed the important environmental issues.

An agreement was signed by the Eurpean Union under which 40 million Euros will be provided and the IUCN will give human resources and technical help.

The delegation was briefed by the advisor about the Ministry of Climate Change performance in environmental conservation and apprised them the “Recharge Pakistan Project ” which targets at raising the under water table through flood water conservation, and reservoirs making to store the excess water.

Jean-Francois Cautaian told that in partnership with the IUCN, the EU will sponsor 40 million euros that will be invested in Baluchistan for water conservation , since there is as serious water shortage there.

Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that the IUCN will work in programmes for community awareness, natural resource management, water resource management and community awareness in water conservation.

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