ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP):Ministry of Climate Change, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and European Union will invest 14 million euros in Balochistan for water conservation.
European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-Francois Cautaian and IUCN Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema expressed this resolve during a meeting with Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam.
The Advisor briefed the delegation about the Ministry\s performance in environmental protection and conservation. The delegation was also apprised about 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. The water could be utilized for domestic as well as horticulture purposes.
Mr Jean-Francois Cautaian said “IUCN, EU will invest 14 million euros for water conservation project in Balochistan.
The project will increase water reservoirs, program for community awareness in utilizing minimum water, using alternative methods in irrigation and farming and promoting live stock investment .
IUCN Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that IUCN is working in natural resource management, water resource management and community awareness and involvement in water conservation.