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For women of Bakrabad, there is light at the end of the tunnel

CHITRAL, Feb 19: The women of a number of localities in Bakrabad have been looking for the  day when an ongoing project will complete to rid them of the daily burden of fetching water from a far-off contaminated stream.  water3A few years back, the ambassador of Norway visited Chitral to inspect development projects launched in different parts of the valley under the funds provided by the government of Norway. In the village of Bakrabad, a large number of women welcomed her by holding a big rally,  demanding the launch of a project to supply drinking water to their areas. The ambassador, Cecilie Landsverk, on the occasion promised Rs8 million for the water supply scheme through CIADP and Creative Approach for Development. Now officials said the funds had been released and work started on the water supply scheme. It may be noted that the areas of Bakarabad, Lalmi, Lalmi2, Lalmmi 3 and Acholgah villages are facing acute water shortage. Under the Norwegian water supply project, a 40,000 feet long pipeline is being laid from Jughor gol fountain to the villages. Some 210 households will benefir from the project. Iqbal Murad, a local social worker, said that they had requested the public health department and their elected representatives including the district administration time and again for the provision of drinking water but to the areas but to no avail. They thanked the Norwegian government for donating Rs8 million for this project. The residents of the area expressed the hope that after completion of the project they will get clean drinking water at their doorsteps and their women and children will get relief from a terrible exercise of carrying water on their heads and shoulders from over two kilometers.—GH Farooqui]]>

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