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New water project inaugurated

CHITRAL, June 3: German Ambassador Dr. Cyrill Nunn has said the aim of the German support to the people of Chitral for having access to clean drinking water was to make the people healthy so that they could live a happy life.

He was speaking in a inaugural ceremony of urban project of drinking water in village Lasht, five km away from Chitral town. He urged the beneficiary community to manage it properly in order to sustain it so that the people could get benefit continuously from the project for long time in future. He also appreciated Aga Khan planning and Building Service, Pakistan for its efforts to execute and implement the long and difficult project successfully, says a press release.
Mr. Salim Khan, member Provincial Assembly, speaking on the occasion appreciated and thanked the German Government and people for providing fund to the government and NGOs for the development projects in Pakistan.
Mr. Nawab Ali Khan, CEO of AKPBSP also spoke on the occasion and thanked KfW for its funding for the projects in GBC.
Earlier, the representative of beneficiary community, Mr. Zohran Shah made a presentation to the ambassador on the project. He thanked the donor agency, KfW of Germany for providing fund for the project to have access to safe drinking water to the people of Lasht, Dulumuch and Singoor village. He also thanked local administration, line departments and AKPBSP for their support in getting this project completed.
It may be noted that laid out pipes covered 75 km, which included 26 km feeder line and 49 Km branch lines in network system.
Similarly, the ambassador inaugurated another KfW funded drinking water project in Booni. This project benefits 363 households. Earlier, on his arrival in Booni, the beneficiary community warmly welcomed the ambassador and his team and presented Chitral caps to them.
Speaking on the occasion, the ambassador stressed the need of sustaining the project by proper planning and management so that beneficiary households could benefit for long time.
The member of Provincial Assembly, KPK Sardar Hussain thanked the German government and the people for their generous financial support for the development in Chitral. He also appreciated the efforts of AKPBSP for successful implementation of the project.
Earlier, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah briefed about the project. He said after getting the clean drinking water there has been noticeable reduction in water borne diseases in Booni. He thanked donor agency, KfW and executing agency AKPBSP for getting the water problem solved in Booni.
Among others who were present on the occasion were: Ms Barbera, First Secretary of German Embassy, Nawab Ali Khan, CEO AKPBSP, Dr. Baber of AKF,P and Ms Nusrat CEO of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, Pakistan.

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