Published On: Tue, Oct 31st, 2017

Australian High Commissioner inaugurate drinking water supply scheme.

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CHAKWAL: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Her Excellency Mrs. Margaret Adamson on Tuesday inaugurated drinking water supply, waste treatment unit, street pavements construction and repair of surface drains in village Bullay Bala some 10 Kms from Chakwal. The facilities were recently constructed by Plan International and Public Health Department with the assistance of Australian Govt. Australian Govt. has provided 2.8 million Australian dollars for these projects. Speaking on this occasion Mrs. Adamson said that she was pleased that this Australian govt. initiative helped to bring high quality international and national expertise to address wash needs of the rural community in Pakistan. Mrs. Adamson appreciated community involvement in eradicating open defecation and moving towards improved health status of the community. Earlier Adamson also visited Govt. Girls High School in village Roopwal where water and sanitation improvement has been undertaken under the same project. Mrs. Adamson appreciated school teachers and members of the school wash club for their joint efforts to improve wash condition not only in the school but in the village also. Country Director Plan International Imran Yousuf Shami, Additional Secretary Public Health Deptt. Salman Yousuf, SE Public Health Qasim Khan Niazi, XEN Nadeem Anwar, Hasnain Kazmi were also present on this occasion.

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