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Japan to help improve WASA drainage system

Islamabad—The Japanese government has provided pumps and other equipment to Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Gujranwala to improve sewerage and drainage system of the Gujranwala city.
According to a press release, the handing over ceremony of the equipment which was provided by the Japanese Government was held on Friday. Under the “Project for Upgrading of Mechanical System for Sewerage and Drainage Services in WASA Gujranwala”, old pumps would be replaced with the new ones and cleaning equipment have been provided in order to reduce damages from floods which chronically hampers the life in Gujranwala.
The ceremony was attended by Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan; Yasuhiro Tojo, Chief Representative of JICA; Khurram Dastgir, Minister of State for Commerce; Malik Tanveer Aslam Awan, Provincial Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering; Capt. (Retd.) Muhammad Khurram Agha, Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department; Khalid Bashir Butt, Managing Director of WASA Gujranwala; and government officials.
Takashi Kurai, while speaking at the ceremony, mentioned that owing to increasing population, rapid urbanization and climate change etc., water and sanitation and disaster management are particularly important and are the issues of top-priority to be addressed in Pakistan.

Source: Pak Observer

Byline: APP

December 3, 2016

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