Water resources restoration: EU to spend 40m euros in Balochistan
FAO representative Rebekah Bell meeting Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan: Photo provided by CM Secretariat

Water resources restoration: EU to spend 40m euros in Balochistan

Staff Reporter :

The European Union (EU) would spend 40m euros in Balochistan for the restoration of water resources. The representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an organization of the United Nations (UN) called on the Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan on Tuesday.

The FAO representative, Ms. Rebekah Bell thoroughly discussed the UN’s ongoing programs and development schemes in the province with the Chief Minister. She informed the EU has provided financial assistance to the Balochistan government for the restoration of water resources. Quetta and other parts of Balochistan have been facing scarcity of water issue. Water-table in Quetta and most parts of Balochistan have depleted to a dangerous level. This poses a serious threat to the population in the province.

23,000 households to be provided with water, food facilities in Balochistan 

Under the Australian agri-business program, 23,000 households of six districts would be provided water, food, and other basic facilities. She said the FAO and other UN organizations were working in the province to improve the living standards of the people here.

Growing opportunities in livestock, fisheries, and agriculture sectors 

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan said there were growing opportunities in the fisheries, livestock, and agriculture sectors in Balochistan. He however said the present government was working on the construction of various dams to address the issue of scarcity of water and depleting water table in the province.

During the meeting, the FAO representative assured provision of technical support in the fisheries sector and dealing with locusts attacks in Balochistan. During the meeting, additional chief secretary (development) Saboor Kakar and other high ups were also present on the occasion.

Water resources restoration: EU to spend 40m euros in Balochistan

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