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Korea to give 37million dollar grant for water Treatment project

Lahore: Despite, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is providing 4.0 million US dollars grant aid to Government of the Punjab Housing Urban Development & Public Health Engineering Department for provision of Wastewater Treatment Facility in Tehsil Pattoki, District Kasur. The Provincial Secretary Sohail Amir kept the Korean delegation in waiting for more than one and half hour and reached the venue after media boycott of the MOU signing ceremony.
Representative of KOICA Mr. Jeon Jun Ho along with delegation members Mr. Lee, Mr. Park and Manager Faisal Saleem who reached for meeting before meeting time, were seeming annoyed but even than they sewed their lips and didn’t show their announce on secretary late arrival.
Later, HUD&PHE Department and signed a “Record of Discussion” with Sohail Amir Secretary HUD&PHE Department. Additional Secretary Shahid Latif, Deputy Secretary Salman Yousaf and other officials were also present.
Secretary Sohail Amir told that the project will be completed in three years, the establishment of the wastewater treatment facility in Tehsil Pattoki, District Kasur will develop an enabling environment to improve health condition of people living in this area. Implementation of this project will provide safe potable water to the residents of the villages; will improve the socio-economic and environmental livelihoods of residents by providing clean water, he added. Government of the Punjab, HUD&PHE Department is very thankful to Korean Government and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for providing this support and wish that this coordination will continue for providing safe drinking water and wastewater treatment in other districts, he concluded.

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